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Team Leader, Children and Youth - Carlton / Bairnsdale / Latrobe

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 Journey of Hope (JoH) program works with children in communities affected by COVID-19 or impacted by bushfires, 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 (6 months, with the potential of extension), you'll lead a team of facilitators to deliver the JoH program throughout Victoria (focusing mostly on the East Gippsland region, but also including Melbourne and the Latrobe Valley). 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 be based in either Melbourne, Bairnsdale or Latrobe and will report to our 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 key stakeholders and 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

Does this sound like 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. Finally, you're an independent self-starter who will be able to effectively support your team remotely.

This role requires:

  • Demonstrated experience in working with children and families who have experienced trauma
  • 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 willingness to travel to schools and early childhood providers in the region, and to visit teams in Melbourne, Bairnsdale and the Latrobe Valley

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:

  • Vehicle provided for work purposes
  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
  • Festive leave in addition to regular leave benefits
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Child friendly work environment

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you.

As this position is being funded by the Working for Victoria program, all applicants must register through the Working for Victoria platform and then apply for the role here (NB - this link will only work once you have registered). If you have any queries about this process, please contact Monica Rogers at human.resources@savethechildren.org.au, using the subject line: Team Leader, Children and Youth enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Position Description - Team Leader, Journey of Hope

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. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

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.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme and will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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