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Coordinator - Intensive Therapeutic Care Homes - Lismore

MacKillop Family Services

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We are looking for compassionate people that can be positive role models, give emotional support and are capable of building trust and rapport with staff and young people within our Permanency Support Program.

This is a Full-time opportunity based in Lismore and Far North Coast, NSW.

Our offer:

  • Generous Salary Packaging up to $18,500 (helps increase your take home pay)
  • Ongoing Training and Development
  • Study Leave for ongoing employees
  • Career Development
  • Click HERE to find out more about becoming a member of the MacKillop Family Services team and what further support we have to offer our employees.

Position Purpose:

ITC supports children and young people with high and complex needs who are either unable to be supported in foster care or require specialised and intensive supports to maintain stability in their care arrangements. Complex mental health, disability, emotional and behavioural issues are characteristics of these children and young people, resulting in behaviours that often present a risk to themselves and others in their immediate environment.

Primary Objectives:

Reporting to the Regional Manager PSP, Richmond/Tweed, the ITC Homes Coordinator, Richmond/Tweed, provides operational leadership and ensures compliance with MacKillop’s Policies and Procedures, OOHC standards, relevant legislation and Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) contractual requirements.

The ITC Homes Coordinator is responsible for the delivery of high quality therapeutic services that provide positive outcomes for children, young people and their families.

Key Selection Criteria:

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and an awareness of the current issues faced by Aboriginal children, young people and their families
  • A tertiary qualification in social work, social science, community services, management or relevant field;
  • Demonstrated understanding of child protection and an understanding of statutory child protection frameworks;
  • Proven leadership skills and demonstrated ability in the supervision of staff;
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in house management; service coordination, development and review; and experience in the Permanency Support Program
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver positive outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and their families;
  • Demonstrated ability to build positive relationships and work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders;
  • High level of initiative, ability to plan, organise and prioritise work, and work to tight deadlines under pressure;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong understanding of OOHC policy, practice and quality frameworks
  • Experience in working with trauma, attachment and resilience theory; and child and adolescent development;
  • Competence in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

For a full listing please view Position Description.

You must have a:

  • Proof of vaccination against Covid-19
  • Valid and current Driver’s Licence;
  • Satisfactory Criminal History Check;
  • Valid Working with Children Check;
  • Valid and current NDIS Workers Screening Check

The Australian Government recently introduced the NDIS Worker Screening Check, an additional, national legislated compliance requirement to determine if a person is cleared to work with people with disability. MacKillop requires all client facing staff obtain the NDIS Worker Screening Check. An employment application will require the submission of evidence that this check has been attained or an application has been submitted. For more information and how to apply please view: New South Wales: Office of the Children’s Guardian

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

How to Apply: Click 'Apply Now' where you will be prompted to apply through the Ethical Jobs website.

Please make sure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the PD as part of your application.

For more information, please contact:

Dana Vasterink at dana.vasterink@mackillop.org.au using the subject line: Coordinator - Intensive Therapeutic Care Homes - Lismore enquiry via EthicalJobs or 0436352954

It is our goal that MacKillop Family Services continues to evolve as a culturally safe, culturally competent, and welcoming organisation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people, families, and communities.

Shortlisting for this position may commence immediately so please submit your application as soon as possible.

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