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Team Leader - Family 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

The Team Leader - Family Services leads family support practitioners within an integrated team of professionals whose focus includes integrated family services, family violence specialist case management and group programs.

  • Full Time, Fixed Term Contract (February 2022)
  • SCHCADS Level 7 (plus super and salary packaging)
  • Sunshine Location
  • Manage the Family Services team in Sunshine to deliver against agreed goals, strategies and operational outcomes consistent with Good Shepherd’s mission, service strategic plan and relevant partner and funding agreements
  • Provide high quality leadership and coordination to the Family Services team through the promotion of open communication, teamwork and delegation
  • Support Manager with effective recruitment and selection processes for new employees, including induction, probationary reviews and continued performance management
  • Provide appropriate and effective supervision, and learning and development opportunities that enable employees to further develop their skills
  • Ensure oversight of service delivery and achievement of service delivery targets in line with funding and partner agreements
  • Ensure quality outcomes for clients, measured by robust outcome reporting and quality supervision

About you

  • Formal qualification in Social Work, Psychology or a related tertiary discipline is essential
  • Current Victorian 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

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

Personal data held by Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

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

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.

A position description is attached.

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