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Team Manager - The Family Unit

Mercy Community

Are you looking for a career with meaning; one that connects your personal values with an organisation that supports vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our community? Do you want to be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package; and receive training and ongoing development?

Do you want to make a difference?

Mercy Community is a not-for-profit organisation, focused on the provision of innovative and responsive services in the areas of child protection, multicultural community support, family mental health, community and residential based aged care and disability support services. We are a strongly committed team that works hard and truly lives our values – Mercy, Acceptance, Excellence, Dignity, Empowerment and Integrity.

The Families and Young People Services Team currently has an exciting opportunity to backfill the role of Team Manager, The Family Unit to deliver a quality service to children, young people, families and the community within the service. This fixed term full time position with an end date of 31 January 2020 will be based in our Hillcrest office.

You will provide effective leadership, management, and support in the development and implementation of high quality service delivery to children, families and other stakeholders in the program.

To be eligible for this position you will require:

  • Degree or higher qualifications in Social Work, Behavioural Sciences, Psychology or related discipline.
  • Previous experience within a similar role, including the proven ability to motivate and mentor staff, and build an effective team with a culture of high performance.
  • A demonstrated high level understanding of statutory child protection processes including a sound knowledge of, and sensitivity to, the range of issues impacting upon vulnerable families and presentations likely to be encountered in children and young people who have experienced significant trauma both within their families and through extensive engagement with the child protection system.
  • A well-developed professional therapeutic practice framework for working with families, children and young people subject to statutory involvement in order to facilitate positive change within families to enhance the safety and wellbeing of children and young people, including highly developed evidenced-based risk assessment skills.
  • An understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and societies and the issues which impact upon them in contemporary society together with a commitment to culturally competent engagement and practice.
  • Evidence of current vaccination against whooping cough or willingness to obtain prior to commencement, unless applicable exemption provided.
  • Demonstrated intermediate ability to use computer IT systems including MS Word and Excel.
  • Queensland Provisional Green or above Driver’s Licence.
  • Ability to obtain positive notice in the Working with Children Check (Blue Card) and any other legislatively required personal history screening as required.

It is beneficial for candidates to have:

  • Experience in collaborative program arrangements with the Department, other service providers, and key stakeholders.

As a Mercy Community employee, we’ll offer you:

  • The chance to make a genuine difference in people’s lives
  • Monthly supervision and professional support
  • The opportunity to increase your take-home pay by salary sacrificing
  • Continued professional development opportunities
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (confidential counselling service)
  • Career pathways for those wishing to grow within the company
  • A friendly, collegiate and supportive work place

This position offers a competitive remuneration package of $89, 809.00 per annum in line with level 7 of our Enterprise Agreement. You will also have the opportunity to increase your take-home pay by salary sacrificing and other benefits.

We encourage and welcome candidates from all cultural backgrounds and recommend that you view our website and Employee Value Proposition.

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