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Team Leader Child Wellbeing

Wodonga, VIC
The Position:
The Team Leader Child Wellbeing – The Orange Door will provide day to day coordination, supervision, practice oversight and support to an integrated team within the Ovens Murray Orange Door. They will provide oversight of the screening, assessment, triage and response to referrals in relation to concerns for a child’s wellbeing and development.

The position is responsible for exercising managerial responsibility in line with Cafs organisational goals, legislative requirements and funding requirements for The Orange Door, in collaboration with The Orange Door leadership team. The Team Leader will lead the development of strategies to develop and expand quality services and identify current and future opportunities for quality outcomes for Victim Survivors, children, young people and families at The Orange Door.

The role will require active and continued participation in collaborative practice activities between the cohort of specialist Team Leaders within the Orange Door to ensure effective and meaningful development of a seamless service system that meets the needs of the families and individuals supported by the Orange Door.
This new position will primarily work from the Orange Door location but will remain connected and involved with the rest of the CaFS programs and with UMFC as an organisation.

REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION

Physical
This position is predominantly a desk-based role. In emergency situations, fire drills and periods of maintenance, the ability to use stairs may be required. The incumbent may be required to travel in company vehicles around the region and possibly Victoria to attend meetings, forums, professional development etc.

Psychosocial:
CaFS programs deal with clients aged from new born to adult from highly traumatised backgrounds often with highly traumatic and demanding situations. The incumbent needs to be able to recognise and administer self-care and be aware of and recognise when these are impacting on program staff.  

Environmental: This position will predominantly be based in an office; however, the incumbent may be required to travel throughout the region.
 

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Qualifications:
  • Completed Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Welfare Studies, Psychology, Counselling, Family Therapy or a related field.

Knowledge and skills:

  1. Works collaboratively to drive cultural change: has a clear concept of the culture required to achieve integrated practice and quality service delivery; promotes and delivers practices that support the development of this culture; understands how to engage with, and lead, all team members to actively participate in the ongoing development and implementation of effective and collaborative practices.  
  2. Established expertise and capability to lead and embed integrated practice and quality practice; demonstrated experience in risk assessment and risk management; knowledge of the drivers/causes of family violence, child development, attachment and trauma theories; understanding of the role of the law and legal system in the context of responding to family violence and vulnerable children and families.
  3. Stakeholder partnerships: builds mutually beneficial partnerships with key stakeholders to ensure communication is clear, outcomes are achieved, and issues are resolved.
  4. Service Delivery: supports staff to provide services that are responsive, timely, evidence-based and best practice, in accordance with relevant legislation, standards and the Orange Door implementation model.     

Personal qualities:

  1. Relationship building: establishes and maintains relationships with people at all levels; promotes harmony and consensus through diplomatic handling of disagreements; forges useful partnerships; builds trust through consistent actions, values and communication; minimises surprises.
  2. Initiative and accountability: proactive and self-starting; seizes opportunities and acts upon them; takes responsibility for own actions.
  3. Drive and commitment: enthusiastic and committed; demonstrates capacity for sustained effort and hard work; sets high standards of performance for self and others; enjoys a vigorous and dynamic work environment.
  4. Teamwork: cooperates and works well with others in pursuit of team goals, collaborates and shares information, shows consideration, concern and respect for others’ feelings and ideas, accommodates and works well with the different working styles of others, encourages resolution of conflict within the group.
Additional Essential Requirements of the position for successful applicants:

Safety Screening
  • All applicants are subject to a National Police History Check.
  • Applicants who have lived overseas for 12 months or longer during the past 10 years are required to provide the results of an international police check. Applicants should contact the relevant overseas police force to obtain this and submit as part of their application. Details of overseas police agencies are available on the Department of Immigration website www.immi.gov.au and can be searched for under the phrase, ‘penal clearance certificate’.
  • A current Victorian Employee Working with Children Check (WWCC) card is required. Currency will need to be maintained by the employee for the period of employment in The Orange Door.
  • Current driver’s license
To apply please upload your resume and a cover letter via our website, www.mptrainingandrecruitment.com.au

For further information and a confidential discussion please call Krystal Rigoni at MP Training and Recruitment during business hours on 02 6057 9333

 

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