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Executive Manager Children and Youth Services - Mandurah and Peel

AccordWest

Accordwest is a growing not for profit (NPO) dedicated to supporting people living with disadvantage. We work alongside clients by using non-judgemental practice, respect and compassion because we believe ‘Every Story Matters’, not just for clients, but for our employees as well. 

Our OOHC team is comprised of a range of different professional groups who are committed and dedicated to the needs of children and young people. This team works with cutting edge therapies and other approaches to OOHC through which children are provided with a wrap-around service to meet their needs

We are seeking an engaged and people-focused OOHC executive to join and lead our team. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this role will have a strong focus on leading and managing a team of skilled and dedicated Case Managers and Therapeutic Carers, developing and maintaining effective stakeholder relationships, and monitoring compliance with all relevant regulatory frameworks, policies and procedures. 

We have recently restructured our OOHC team, creating the perfect opportunity for the right person to join us and make their mark in leading the team through a period of positive changes including implementing new processes and procedures to guide further growth and development or our services.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Leading and engaging your team of Case Managers and Therapeutic Carers to deliver high quality child protection services,
  • Frontline management of your team across the employment life cycle, including recruitment, managing performance, mentoring, training and skills development with the support of Accordwest Human Resources staff.
  • Overseeing the management and performance of 40 - 45 houses  and 20 to 25 placements at any time.
  • Developing and maintaining both internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • Contributing to the expansion, development and implementation of programs across the service region.
  • Monitoring compliance in relation to Case Plans, Placement Agreements and Foster Care Reviews.
  • Delivering high quality reports in line with the requirements of the sector.
  • Ensuring that the Young People are being cared for by the arrangements in their care plan which is developed by DCPFS.
  • Recording, investigating and responding to critical incidents in accordance with Departmental policy and procedures.
  • Actively participating in internal and external meetings, reviews and training.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Leadership experience in a similar field with proven results
  • Demonstrated experience supervising, leading, motivating and developing staff
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A genuine interest in working in the NPO sector.
  • Demonstrated sound knowledge and understanding of the quality and policy frameworks underpinning Out of Home Care in Western Australia.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • A commitment to results focused performance.
  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or other relevant field of study.
  • A minimum of five years of post-qualifying experience.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All shortlisted candidates will be invited to take part in the identification and probity process. Further details will be supplied later in the process.  

Initial enquiries to renee.barker@accordwest.com.au, using the subject line: Executive Manager Children and Youth Services - Mandurah and Peel enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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