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Coordinator OOHC

The Burdekin Association

About us:

Our shared vision at Burdekin is that we believe every young person has the right to a life that offers opportunities to fulfil their potential. We are a community-based not-for-profit organisation. We use innovative and industry-leading support practices to help guide young people aged 9-24 to fully functional adulthood. Our priority is to prevent youth homelessness and family breakdown by providing a range of accommodation, care and support services to young people and their families across Greater Sydney.


The Coordinator role is responsible for the implementation of services to ensure quality outcomes for children and young people. The role will provide leadership to a number of Team Leaders to ensure the homes are operationally sound, sufficiently staffed, and provide an engaging, safe living environment for the young people.

What We Offer:

  • Work from home 1 day per week
  • Salary Packaging pre-tax benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program – confidential free counselling service
  • An additional day of wellbeing leave
  • Opportunities for Career progression

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure Team Leaders are providing a safe, compliant, and homelike environment for the young person.
  • Proactively develop plans and strategies to ensure risk and compliance requirements are met.
  • Offer support to the specific Regional Manager in fulfilling the duties of the role where reasonable and practical to do so.
  • Provide support to Team Leaders in understanding their workforce budgets and adjust resourcing to align to needs.
  • Provide ongoing learning and development to Team Leaders to continually improve practice.
  • Identify, lead and develop productive community stakeholder relationships that provide support and services to young person.
  • Act as a key role model and change champion; guiding, supporting and reinforcing Burdekin’s integrated team approach and working partnership between direct Service Delivery and Case Management.

Essential Criteria:

  • A minimum 5 years experience working in the Community Services Sector – specifically Out of Home Care (OOHC) and/or disability (NDIS).
  • Demonstrated experience in leading a team.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Community Services or similar.
  • Experience working with children and young people.
  • Ability to participate in an on call roster.
  • Current WWCC and NPC or willingness to obtain.
  • Current NSW Driver’s License and access to a car with comprehensive insurance.

*The Burdekin Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and individuals with culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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