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Team Leader Youth Services - Bendigo

Anglicare Victoria
  • Join an organisation that makes a difference
  • Lead a dynamic team working with young people, and a variety of networks and professionals
  • Based at our Bendigo office and overseeing programs throughout the North Central region

About Us:

At Anglicare Victoria, our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, and Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high-quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.

The Position:

The Team Leader Youth Services is a leadership role within the Youth & Community Services Team. It has a portfolio for managing youth activities including:

  • Intensive support for Youth Justice Clients, including after-hours support;
  • Early intervention and case management aimed at diverting young people from the Youth Justice system;
  • Support for young people preparing to leave care and after care support including secondary consultation information and referrals, housing support, education and employment support and community connections;
  • Homestretch management and implementation.

This position manages complex services with multiple budgets, funding and brokerage sources. The position will also manage multiple partnerships and key stakeholders. It requires a high level of operational management and leadership, and has the opportunity to influence an environment building on the strengths of young people to create positive and enduring outcomes. 

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:

  • Tertiary qualifications, preferably in social work, psychology, or behavioural sciences or equivalent, or less formal qualifications with specialised skills to perform at this level.
  • Excellent understanding of the child protection, youth and family service and youth justice system, including legislative and policy framework.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in the application of relevant theoretical approaches that underpin casework practice (including theories of child attachment, development and abuse) to vulnerable children, young people and families.
  • Well-developed skills and experience in delivering programs and services within required timeframes and budget parameters.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and leading a positive and engaged team environment.

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

How to Apply:

Detailed position description:  Download File Youth Services Team Leader North Central Oct 2021.pdf

To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your introduction letter, resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.

For further enquiries contact Tim McCormick, Program Manager Youth & Community Services on 0427 812 135.

Please note that on Friday, 7 October 2021, the Victorian Government’s Chief Health Officer issued COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. As an employer, AV is required to comply with the terms of these directions.  Workers covered in these directions are required to have their first COVID-19 vaccine dose by Friday 15 October 2021 in order to perform work outside of their ordinary place of residence. Further, such workers will also be required to have their second dose by 26 November 2021. Please be aware that this role is covered by the Chief Health Officer’s Directions.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

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