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Team Leader - Out of Home Care

Lighthouse Foundation

About You

  • You are passionate in leading a therapeutic response to Youth from the Care System
  • You have experience in a case managing young people from the Care System
  • You are passionate about authentic and adaptive leadership
  • You believe in the quality therapeutic care of young people
  • You want to contribute to one of Melbourne’s most dynamic and respected agencies in Trauma informed care


Lighthouse Foundation provides therapeutic care programs to children and young people impacted by long-term neglect, abuse and homelessness. Our focus is to create caring communities where young people can feel safe, form meaningful relationships and begin to heal.


The Team Leader role provides a unique opportunity to be part of Lighthouse’s new innovative Youth Outreach Program, which aims to support young people in or leaving out-of-home care (OOHC) and those supported by Targeted Care Packages. The Team Leader will be responsible for overseeing the day to day management of the program and working in collaboration with the Manager of Youth Services & the Clinician to lead the Youth Outreach Team. In this role, you will ensure children in out-of-home care (OOHC) receive intensive, therapeutic, and targeted individual support, enriching their safety, attachment, and physical and emotional development. In addition, with clinical guidance and support, you will implement effective and thoughtful case management to ensure that children, young people, families, and carers receive integrated and coordinated quality services. The role will also hold a small case load of young people and will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of therapeutic case management.

This is a unique opportunity to consolidate case management skills, therapeutic applications, and leadership to support a highly vulnerable population.


  • Bachelor of Social Work or relevant discipline. Lighthouse recognises years of experience and will employ those who are currently enrolled in an appropriate course.
  • Cert IV in Child, Youth & Family Intervention or other higher level qualification in Social Work/Youth Work equivalent is essential. Lighthouse will employ those who commit to enrolling in a relevant qualification.
  • Upskilling units as required by Department of Families, Fairness and Housing.
  • Hold a current Working with Children Check (Employee)
  • Complete a National Criminal Records check, and participate in a psycho-social screen by Lighthouse,
  • Provide consent for a Disqualified Carers Check
  • Hold a valid Victorian driver's licence

Application Process

We welcome your application and ask that you please review the attached position description, provide your Resume and Application letter, broadly addressing the key selection criteria highlighted.

To submit your application, click Apply Now.

Lighthouse celebrates diversity and affirm the right of access, equity, and equality for every young person, staff member and volunteer in the Lighthouse Community. Our organisation is inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We also practice from a position of cultural safety and awareness, across diverse languages, religions, and cultures. we respect, respond and continue to learn about the unique needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.

Lighthouse Foundation is a Child Safe Organisation, we are committed to a thoughtful and protective environment that supports our babies, children and young people to feel safe and respected, and to build their capacity to feel deeply cared for and important to other human beings.

This position is considered authorised work and subject to mandatory Covid-19 vaccination and safety requirements. You will be asked about your vaccination or exemption status and any accompanying evidence should your application proceed.

A position description is attached.

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