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Team Leader, Children and Youth - Bushfire Response - Wagga Wagga

Save The Children

When disasters strike, children are always the most vulnerable. That's why Save the Children stands ready to deploy, providing immediate psychosocial support and staying as long as it takes to help children and families recover from their losses, restore their lives and build their resilience for years to come. Our newly established Journey of Hope (JoH) program works directly with children in schools, led by facilitators who are professionally trained in managing child trauma. We need a passionate leader to drive our dedicated team to maximise the impact of the JoH program on the lives of children and families.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there's a disaster - like a bushfire, earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this full-time, fixed term position (six months, with potential to extend), you'll lead a team of facilitators to deliver the JoH program throughout the Shepparton region. You'll work in partnership with schools and early childhood providers, ensuring high quality service delivery in accordance with the agreed implementation plan. You'll work in the fire affected communities around Shepparton, and will report to our Operations Manager - Journey of Hope.

You will make an impact by:

  • Overseeing the day to day operational and administrative requirements of the JoH program
  • Building successful relationships with schools, childcare centres and the community, including other local service providers to maintain strong referral pathways
  • Providing regular leadership to the program team through coaching and professional supervision
  • Monitoring program contracts to ensure contractual obligations are met
  • Presenting JoH to key stakeholders to garner support for the delivery of the program

If we could compose the perfect you…

… You respond calmly to crisis situations, and you have credible expertise in working with children who have experienced traumatic events. Your engaging approach helps you motivate high-performing teams, and you're committed to the highest standards of service delivery. You're proactive, creative and flexible in your approach to working with families and children, using a trauma-informed, strengths-based framework.

This role requires:

  • Demonstrated experience in working with children and families who have experienced trauma, including bushfires
  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to nurture a cohesive team
  • High level of communication, relationship management and organisational skills
  • A degree or diploma qualification in a relevant field
  • Valid driver's licence and prepared to travel in the region

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Child friendly work environment
  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions

Position Description - Team Leader, Journey of Hope Shepparton

How to apply

To apply for this position please click this link

Applications close Sunday 1st March 2020. Please note, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position may be filled prior to the listed closing date if our preferred candidate is identified early.

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

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