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Program Manager, Foster Care


Your role:

As a Program Manager at OzChild you will continue the development and delivery of Foster Care in Victoria. Provide operational advice, manage, lead and support your teams and work with DFFH to deliver an effective and efficient foster care program. As the Program Manager Foster Care you will provide positive leadership to 5 direct reports and 220 carers.

More information relating to the programs can be viewed here https://www.ozchild.org.au/service/foster-care/

What you will do:

  • Ensure programs are adhering to program requirements and meeting foster care targets
  • Deliver evidence-based practice and leadership
  • Report and provide feedback to our key internal and external stakeholders including DFFH
  • Ensure any barriers are overcome for case managers and carer supervisors
  • Provide direct and indirect supervision and management support to team leaders

Who we are looking for:

  • Tertiary Qualification in, Psychology, Social Work or health and human services equivalent
  • Postgraduate studies in management or leadership beneficial
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Experience in the foster care or out of home care sector would be highly regarded
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills working with disadvantaged and vulnerable families
  • Knowledge and understanding of Child Protection in VIC
  • In depth understanding of family systems
  • In depth knowledge of theory relating to trauma, abuse and neglect
  • Current driving license (essential)

What's in it for you?

  • A senior role at OzChild on a maximum term contract for 12 months
  • An opportunity to be involved in the delivery of a comprehensive and effective foster care program
  • A great employment package that includes flexible working, extra leave entitlements, a great salary and a car allowance.
  • A role based at either Dandenong or Frankston with work from home days
  • An inclusive and project driven leadership team around you
  • Start date 10th May if you are looking for a quick start

How to Apply

You can apply for this position today by clicking APPLY NOW below.

You can view the position description below and then submit a resume with a cover letter that outlines your skills and experiences as well as your motivation for applying.

For more information, a confidential discussion about the role or simply to ask a question, contact Paul Ridley, HR Advisor Recruitment on 03 9695 2243 or email pridley@ozchild.org.au using the subject line: Program Manager, Foster Care enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a police check and provide a WWCC for VIC.

Interviews will be held on the 26th, 27th and 28th of April.

Please do visit our website to understand more about who we are and why we do what we do https://www.ozchild.org.au/

OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples' cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTIQ communities

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