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Residential Care Unit Supervisor - Bairnsdale

Berry Street Victoria
  • Gippsland Region | Bairnsdale location, in Gunaikurnai Country
  • Full time, permanent position
  • Salary package full time equivalent up to $90,000pa (inclusive of base salary $76k, super and salary packaging)

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

The Opportunity

The Residential Care Unit Supervisor will provide supervision, support, coaching and mentoring to a team of Residential Care Workers working in a house to ensure a high quality, therapeutically focused care is provided 24/7.

The Residential Care Unit Supervisor is instrumental in the provision of high-quality residential care based on a therapeutic and trauma informed model of care. The position will actively lead and supervise a dedicated team of Residential Care Workers through nurturing the Children and Young People in accordance with their case management plan. The Unit Supervisor manages the daily operations of the Unit and supports the recruitment, development and retention of Residential Care Workers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the daily operations of Residential Unit.
  • Provide leadership and supervision to Residential Care Workers.
  • Comply with reporting requirements for program components.
  • Administration and accountability of annual budgets and program planning.
  • Embedding a therapeutic framework by overseeing best practice implementation of Children and Young People’s individual case management plans and fostering an outcomes-focused team.
  • After hours and on call duties.
  • Develop and assist with unit rosters.

About You

The successful candidate must hold a recognised and relevant qualification in residential care (Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention), Social Work, Youth Work, Alcohol/Other Drugs (or other relevant qualification) and substantial experience in working with children and young people.

We are seeking someone who has the ability to identify opportunities for improved practice and can meet the flexible demands of the role. Previous experience leading a team would be highly advantageous.

You will have;

  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Provide direction for Residential Care Workers.
  • Teamwork – the ability and desire to work cooperatively with others as a team.
  • Sound oral and written communication skills.
  • Relationship building – the ability to develop, maintain and strengthen partnerships with others inside and/or outside the organisation.
  • Experience and understanding of therapeutic principles in relation to working with young people with challenging behavioural issues.
  • Client focus – commitment to supporting the excellence.

The Benefits

  • Additional salary packaging available for meals/accommodation.
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.

How to Apply

Applications must include a current Resume and Cover Letter. You must respond to all the screening questions.

Talent queries to Justin Hughes or Fran Sherlock (Residential Care Leadership Team) on 03 5134 5791.

To learn more about what it is like to work as a Residential Care Worker for Berry Street, please click here.

Please Note; the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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