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Manager - Child Protection - Gosford

Wesley Mission
  • Wesley Dalmar Out of Home Care
  • Full-time / part-time negotiable
  • Location: Gosford

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

About the program

Wesley Dalmar supports in excess of 700 children and young people in care, as well as their birth families and foster carers. We offer adoption – permanent and temporary – and respite care, as well as a variety of supports to help children reach their potential or restore them to their families.

About the role

This is an exciting role leading Child Safety and Child Protection work across Wesley Dalmar and the wider Wesley Mission. The role will work with our diverse case management teams across all child-related portfolios to ensure that we are responsive to the safety of children and that we are meeting our reporting obligations to external stakeholders, in particular, the Office of the Children’s Guardian.

Essential criteria

  • Degree in Social Work, Psychology or equivalent related degree
  • Minimum three years’ experience in Out of Home Care and child protection
  • Ability to conduct thorough investigations including planning, conducting interviews, debriefing and preparing reports
  • Current unrestricted driver’s licence
  • Willingness to affirm Wesley Mission’s vision, mission and values and advocate our Word and deed ministry.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience in leadership
  • Skills in capacity building and staff training
  • Knowledge of Child Protection and Children’s Guardian legislation
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office

Remuneration

Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (Level 7) with generous salary packaging available and a fully maintained vehicle.

The agency provides regular supervision and support for all staff and opportunities for professional development.

How to apply

To obtain an information package please contact Angela Slarke angela.slarke@wesleymission.org.au.

Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria.

For further information, or to submit an application, please contact:

April Edler - Operations Manager, Accreditation and Support Services

Phone: 0407 412 554

Email: april.edler@wesleymission.org.au, using the subject line: Manager - Child Protection - Gosford application via EthicalJobs.

Applications close Friday 3 April 2020, by 5pm.

Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can feel safe and valued.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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