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Children's Service Leader - Townsville

  • Location: Townsville
  • Work Type: 38 hours - Permanent Full Time

Who is Aruma?

We're glad you asked! Aruma is a new name in Disability Services, and Child Youth and Family Services, but we're definitely not the new kids on the block. You might remember us as House with No Steps, The Tipping Foundation or Vista Community Support, 3 great organisations with over 100 years of combined experience, who came together in 2018. Find out more about us at Aruma

About Children's Services:

Children's Services at Aruma have opportunities to support young people aged between 5 and 17 years living in residential out of home care with us who have experienced trauma and have a disability. If you thrive on variety then we want to hear from you!

We support young people with disability to live great lives. It's the reason we exist - after all, why should anyone have to settle for anything less? And to make this a reality, we rely on the skill and commitment of our Aruma team.

Our Aruma team is an incredible bunch of people. They're bold, brave and courageous. They see possibilities where others may not. They stand up for the things that matter and stand together as a team.

About the Role:

A Children's Service Leader is responsible for the everyday support, coordination and operation of their assigned services. The provide leadership and coaching of services' support staff. The Children's Service Leader, leads a team of Support Workers in the support of children and young people engaged and/or living in our services. They ensure high quality support is provided to the children and young people and routines and processes are embedded consistently and effectively across services. The Children's Service Leader focus is to engaged with Support Workers and guide trauma informed and therapeutic supports to children and young people and ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved.

What employment with Aruma offers you:

  • Being mentored by an experienced and passionate management team
  • Working for an organisation that truly cares for all those whom we support
  • Benefits to increase your take home pay - salary packaging

Must haves

  • Thorough practical working knowledge of:
    • Human rights based approach
    • Person-centred approach
  • Children's' Non-Family-Based Out-of-Home Care
  • Child Protection & Child Safe Principles and NDIS Framework
  • Legislative requirements relevant to the role
  • Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention or equivalent
  • Experience leading/supervising staff in Community Services
  • Strong coordination, leadership and peer support skills.
  • High level communication, influencing, liaison and negotiation skills.
  • Strong project administrative skills; time management, coordination of tasks, efficient work practices
  • Excellent computer literacy and confidence and capability in using systems and technology
  • Obtain and maintain Licensed Care Service Check (LCS QLD)
  • Obtain and maintain NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Obtain and maintain relevant state Working with Children Check
  • Obtain and maintain First Aid and CPR certificate
  • Complete Hope and Healing Modules (QLD)
  • Obtain and maintain all relevant vaccinations (including COVID-19 for new employees)
  • Current Australian Class 1 Drivers Licence

Our success depends on YOU. We'd love to hear your story.

If you are passionate about supporting people with disabilities to be active, inclusive participants in their communities and would like to work in a role that is both challenging and rewarding, we would love to hear from you.

To be part of the Aruma journey apply now with a cover letter addressing the above criteria and your resume, via the Apply Now link.

A position description is attached.

Only applicants with the right to work in Australia will be considered. Shortlisted applications will be required to undergo pre-employment probity checks. We will be actively shortlisting during the advertising period and reserve the right to close this advert prior to the advertised closing date.

Aruma is a Child Safe Organisation and an EEO Employer.

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