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Team Leader - Intensive Family Support


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Team Leader - Intensive Family Support Services

Churches of Christ in Queensland, Children, Youth and Families, Mackay

Imagine reassuring a child that they are not alone.

About the role

The Mackay Intensive Family Support program covers Mackay, Whitsunday Coast and Isaac areas. In this role you will report into the Service Manager and be leading a team of case workers and embedded specialist practitioners. The IFS team works to help keep vulnerable families together. Through your leadership and our services, your team will be helping families to identify and prioritise their needs.

You will be providing direct, in-home support services to families, including the provision of afterhours and 'on-call' services on a rotational basis, undertaking risk and needs assessments and providing advice and facilitating referrals. Working through your team, you ensure a range of assessments, short term practical interventions and therapeutic approaches are utilised for families with multiple and complex needs.

About you

You are passionate about the welfare of children and achieving the absolute best outcomes for them.

Responsive and adaptive to the needs of children and young people, you lead with heart. You are a charismatic leader who inspires their team members and mentors them to overcome hurdles and achieve shared goals.

Ideally, you will have had experience in developing case plans collaboratively with families and key stakeholders involved with the family.

With a comprehensive knowledge of legislative and service requirements you promote the culture of compliance necessary in this industry.

To be suitable for this position, your qualifications for the role will consist of:

  • A recognised qualification (Bachelor's degree or higher) in Social/Behavioural Sciences or related discipline;
  • Practical knowledge of financial management systems and budgeting.
  • Practical experience managing a team

Importantly, you will be someone who closely aligns with our organisational values of: Unconditional Love, Continual Innovation, Mutual Trust and Wise Stewardship.

Who we are

We offer over 200 services in more than 100 communities, positively impacting around 45,000 lives each year. Our care services range from children, youth and family services, early intervention and protection, affordable housing, and seniors and support living, making us one of Australia's largest, most diverse not-for-profit organisations.

We provide a range of services to children, youth and families ranging from foster and kinship care to residential and supported independent living services. We provide support for more than 2,800 children, young people and families each year. Over 800 dedicated foster and kinship carers help us provide a vital safety net for these young people.

Imagine working for us

Our values encourage us to be accepting of differences and embrace all. Our size and variety offers you real choice and opportunities to grow your career. You'll also find we offer a family friendly work culture.

Remuneration packages come complete with salary-packaging benefits that can increase your take-home pay along with a generous five weeks of annual leave and the ability to purchase more (for eligible employees). Most importantly, you will help us to positively impact the lives of thousands of vulnerable Australians. Just imagine that.

To apply

Please apply below with a cover letter and resume or direct at our careers site: www.imagineyourcareer.com.au. For further information, please contact Cindy Kember on 49536100.

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.

Applications close: We will be assessing applications as they are received

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