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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
  • Marrickville, NSW

The Team Leader supports the leadership of a multidisciplinary team of practitioners at our Marrickville location in Sydney. The team currently includes adolescent and family counselling, sexual assault counselling, case management and a young parents’ program. This is a multi-disciplinary role with a focus on integrated service delivery.

About you

  • Demonstrated staff management experience including practice supervision, recruitment, and managing individual key performance indicators.
  • 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.
  • Formal qualifications in Social Work, Counselling, Psychology, or related discipline
  • Proof of the right to work in Australia
  • Current NSW 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
  • Evidence of Covid-19 vaccination, or medical exemption

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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Please apply as soon as possible, applications are considered as they are received.

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