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Team Leader - Navigator - Mt Helen


Employer: Berry Street Victoria
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Social Work, Youth, Management, Education & Training
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional VIC

Job posted on: 12 September, 2019.
Applications close: 26 September, 2019.

  • Mt Helen location
  • Part time (0.8EFT), fixed term position for 12 months
  • Salary package full time equivalent to $109,000pa (inclusive of super and salary packaging)
  • Additional $10,500pa motor vehicle allowance

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

The Opportunity

Navigator is a case management program funded by the Department of Education & Training (DET) which receives referrals from DET and seeks out disengaged learners aged 12 to 17 years old with the aim of returning them to an enrolled school.

Key Responsibilities

The Team Leader – Navigator supervises and supports the case management team and provides specialised support for children and young people not allocated a case manager, within the programs active support strategy. You will work in conjunction with the Senior Manager to plan and implement responses in relation to sector and service developments.

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About You

You will have a relevant tertiary qualification and experience in Psychology, Social Work, Education or associated human service field and an ability to lead a team and provide support, management and supervision to staff. You will have the ability to establish and maintain positive and productive working arrangements with internal and external individuals, organisations and groups and knowledge and/or experience in multi-agency service co-ordination.

An understanding of the challenges faced when working with the complex educational and therapeutic needs of young people struggling with school disengagement is a key requirement of this position.

The Benefits

  • Additional salary packaging available for meals/accommodation.
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.
  • Additional $10,500pa motor vehicle allowance.
How to apply for this job

Applications including resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position to be submitted by 11pm on Thursday, 26 September 2019. Queries to Andrew McCausland, Senior Manager Education and Early Intervention Services on 03 5330 5000.

Please Note; the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

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Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.