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Permanency Support Programs SIL Team Leader - Lismore

CASPA Services Ltd

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Team Leader to perform a key management role essential to the success of CASPA's Permanency Support Programs (PSP) and Semi-Independent Living (SIL) Team, based in the Lismore region on a full-time fixed term basis.


CASPA Services Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of specialised care services to support complex trauma-based needs for children, young people and families, people with disability, and people with mental illness. Our programs include Therapeutic Intensive Residential Care, Intensive Family Preservation, Therapeutic Foster Care, Restoration, and other associated care types, we are a registered NDIS provider and operate a social enterprise Maintenance and repairs business. As a growing and diversifying organisation, we have approximately 500+ employees working in communities across NSW, Queensland, and the Northern Territory.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our young people to ensure we can support each individuals need and wants. We value equal employment opportunity and encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.


As a PSP SIL Team Leader with CASPA you will be responsible for providing strong leadership skills to achieve the continual development of quality practice within Out of Home Care across the Far North Coast of NSW.

The role will involve effective support and management of a large team of Caseworkers and SIL Coordinators, with additional performance as a specialist resource for PSP Caseworkers requiring Leaving and After Care or SIL expertise. This position requires diverse management skills, including the capacity to effectively manage a reduced caseload, to guide the team's success in delivering positive results for CASPA's children, young people, and families.

We are looking for someone with extensive experience working with children and young people who have experienced trauma and whose values align with ours: 'Inspiring People to Thrive.'


  • Ensure quality and accountable case work practices in Out of Home Care for Lismore
  • Act as a specialist resource for PSP Caseworkers particularly in the area of Leaving and After Care or SIL
  • Manage a reduced caseload as needed in line with PSP, SIL Program needs
  • Regular audit of all case files
  • Training and development of Caseworkers and SIL Coordinators
  • Supervise and support a team of Caseworkers and SIL Coordinators
  • Lead a positive team culture
  • Successful achievement of essential Key Performance Indicators (KPI's)


  • Minimum of a Bachelor in Social Science, Social Work or other relevant qualifications
  • A minimum of 5 years Out-of-Home Care casework experience and casework management experience
  • A demonstrated thorough understanding of all Acts and regulations relevant to Out-of- Home Care
  • A demonstrated understanding as to the reasons why quality casework is essential to organisational practices
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a team of caseworkers and SIL Coordinators
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively liaise with interagency personnel
  • Advanced Computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office software
  • Desired - Experience working in PSP SIL models, therapeutic and evidence-based models

Working with Children and Criminal History Checks are requirements for all child related employment at CASPA.


  • CASPA actively supports staff to have a healthy work life balance
  • Free gym membership to support your wellbeing as well as a fully established team of therapists and clinicians for your personal wellbeing support
  • Access to internal and external training opportunities and workplace mentoring
  • Great professional development opportunities for those who want career progression
  • An Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service
  • Competitively awarded role at SCHADS Level 7
  • As a not-for-profit organisation, our employees are able to take advantage of salary packaging to receive up to $15,900 of their salary tax-free, as well as additional meal and entertainment benefits
  • Growing organisation with great career opportunities

How to Apply

Please submit your application via the CASPA Careers page by clicking Apply Now.

Applications will be assessed as received. A comprehensive induction and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training will be provided upon commencement.

To ensure that your application is reviewed, include a current Resume, together with a Cover Letter that outlines your suitability to work with traumatised young people.

For further information please visit CASPA's Careers page at https://caspacareers.connxcareers.com

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