Team Leader

Location: Sydney
Area: Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $86,488 - $97,194 per annum

The Organisation
An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities. Barnardos Australia builds relationships between children, young people, their families and the community. They advocate for children and young people and contribute to community knowledge about their issue.

The Role
A permanent full time Team Leader is required for Family Connect & Support Service based at the Barnardos Cranebrook Centre in Penrith, Western Sydney.  Please note locations can also be flexible (make contact for further information). 
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Team Leader is responsible in supporting FCS staff to deliver high quality of day to day services to vulnerable children, young people and their families to access to local support services to prevent escalation of current vulnerabilities.

The Candidate
The successful Team Leader  will ideally have:
  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or Social Welfare related discipline
  • Previous experience in a similar team leadership role in the welfare sector.
  • Demonstrated understanding of centralised intake systems and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience in resolving conflict with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong networking and relationship building skills to engage and establish relationships with different stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience of working with children and young people and their family in a child protection context, including experience in undertaking comprehensive assessment
  • Excellent understanding of child protection issues and client vulnerabilities such as drug and alcohol use, domestic violence, mental health issues, and the impact of trauma and the effect on child behaviour and development.
  • Excellent liaison, negotiation and advocacy skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs of diver communities such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD).
Barnardos welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

Additional info
To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance and current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number).
You will also need to have a current NSW driver license and demonstrated computer competence and experience of using electronic case management tools. You must also have access to your own vehicle.
$86, 488 -$97, 194 base (including FBT packaging) + Super.  Motor vehicle packaging optional.

Expressions of interest
To request an application pack, please hit APPLY NOW or for a confidential discussion please contact Zoe Banbury on 02 9218 2346 or Tina Garner on 02 9218 2418

Contact: 02 9218 2346
Date Posted: 13/11/2020 04:57 PM

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