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Team Leader, Adolescent & Family Counselling & Support Services

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

Our three-year strategy outlines the world we want to see and our role advancing in it. It also speaks to the positive impact we will deliver to support women, girls and families to be safe, secure, strong and connected. We are committed to tackling the issues of our time which adversely affect them. We work to advance equity and social justice and support our communities to thrive.

We seek to increase economic participation and wellbeing, to build resilience, improve safety and bring about system change. We offer microfinance programs and products, financial counselling and coaching, family violence support, parenting programs and playgroups, education programs and community houses. These services are complemented by research and advocacy to address the underlying structural causes of injustice, exclusion, and inequality.

About the role

  • Full Time, Ongoing
  • St Peters Location

Team Leader, Adolescent & Family Counselling & Support Services supports the leadership of a multidisciplinary team of practitioners at our St Peters location in Sydney. The team currently includes adolescent and family counselling, sexual assault counselling, case management and a young parents’ program. This role will see the Team Leader’s experience and understanding of people leadership, quality, innovation and service improvement employed to ensure the delivery of evidence informed services with measurable client outcomes.

About you

  • Formal qualifications in Social Work, Counselling, Psychology, or related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing staff, including practice supervision, recruitment and managing individual key performance indicators.
  • Demonstrated staff management experience including practice supervision, recruitment, and managing individual key performance indicators.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and influence individual and team performance to achieve business outcomes and targets.
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of therapeutic intervention to survivors of sexual assault & trauma, adolescents, and their families, as well as casework interventions.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and respond to risk from a client, employee, and organisational perspective.
  • Demonstrated experience of managing service delivery targets in line with funding and partner agreements.
  • Excellent written, organisational, interpersonal and communication skills. A current Full Australian Driver’s License
  • A satisfactory National Police Check
  • A satisfactory International Police Check (if you have resided outside of Australia within the last 5 years)
  • A current Employee Working with Children’s Check (WWCC) or state equivalent

Why Good Shepherd?

At Good Shepherd, each member of our team is valued, we strive to support people to grow both personally and professionally. We offer generous conditions and flexible working hours to support employees to balance their personal and work life.

Benefits include:

  • Salary packaging (which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year)
  • Paid study leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Gifted leave at Christmas and Easter
  • Additional purchased annual leave
  • Flexible work hours/working from home where possible
  • Long service leave due after 10 years, with access after seven
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service

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To find out more about the role and to review the position description please explore our website: www.goodshep.org.au.

In line with various State Government's COVID-19 health and safety requirements, Good Shepherd’s assessment and induction processes may be facilitated remotely using various online tools. The People and Capability Team in collaboration with hiring managers will work with you to find the most appropriate method to ensure your safety and wellbeing and that of our employees.

We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory referee checks, a current employment working with Children Check, National Criminal History check and proof of the right to work in Australia.

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