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Youth Community Living Support Service - Team Leader - Newcastle

Wellways Australia
  • Full Time, fixed term opportunity till 30 June 2024 based at Newcastle, NSW
  • SCHADS Award - Level 5.1 Schedule B ($42.94 per hour) + 10% superannuation + salary packaging benefits + 17.5% leave loading
  • Make your mark with a reputable NFP organisation!


Youth Community Living Support Services (YCLSS) delivers time-limited specialist community based psychosocial support services designed for young people aged 15 to 24, with serious mental illness, who have, or are at risk of developing functional disability due to their mental health. This program works in close partnership with Local Health Districts, with a focus on coordinated and integrated care. Wellways YCLSS program offers young people flexible hours and types of support to ensure they meet current needs and goals.

At Wellways the YCLSS program services are delivered within the context of a recovery model and in a way that empowers individuals to live in the community with self-determination and independence.

The primary focus of this program aims to support the personal recovery of young people with mental illness through tailored community psychosocial support. The aim of the YCLSS program is to minimise the risk of young people developing chronic disability and requiring frequent hospital admissions, long inpatient stays and long-term care.

About the Opportunity

The Team Leader oversees the day-to-day operations of the YCLSS program. Your main focus will be on providing supervision and coaching to YLCSS staff that ensures the delivery of high quality, safe, effective and evidence-based supports under the direction of the Program Coordinator.

The Team Leader carries a small YCLSS caseload, working alongside participants, providing intensive support that help the participant transition into adulthood: social skills, decision making, healthy lifestyle, responsibility, self-identity, self-esteem, and resilience.

What you will need:

  • Tertiary level qualifications in Mental Health or Community Services, the Social Sciences or related discipline
  • At least 1-year program management experience
  • A contemporary understanding of mental health issues and recovery orientated mental health practice working with young people
  • Current Driver Licence and the ability to undertake regular travel
  • Right to Work within Australia
  • Satisfactory Police Records Check [less than 12 months old] / Working with Children Check / NDIS Worker Screening Check, prior to commencement
  • Completion of NDIS Quality and Safeguards Module 'Quality, Safety and You'
  • Evidence of full COVID vaccination or valid medical exemption

About Wellways

We are a value-based organisation. Our values are Honesty, Acceptance, Fairness, Commitment, and Participation.

Wellways Australia is a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring all Australians lead active and fulfilling lives in their community. We work with individuals, families and the community to help them imagine and achieve better lives. We advocate for change to make sure people can access the best possible care and information when they need it. We provide a wide range of services and assistance for people with mental health issues, disabilities, youth and older Australians and those requiring community care.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Nicola Lomax, Program Coordinator on 0427 540 251

Please Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Wellways Australia Limited is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people. All applicants applying for roles within Wellways must undergo a screening process prior to their successful appointment. We warmly encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people with lived experience of mental health and disability to

The health and safety of Wellways participants and employees is our highest priority and all Wellways roles are covered by directives that require mandatory COVID vaccinations.

Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical exemption prior to commencement.

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