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Team Leader - DAYS Program

Mission Australia
  • Full Time contract until June 2022 | 38 hours per week
  • Located in East Perth | Drug and Alcohol Youth Services
  • Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more. We are generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Mission Australia is committed to keeping children and young people safe with zero tolerance of harm or abuse, and expect all our employees and volunteers to reflect this commitment. 

Your Opportunity

The Drug and Alcohol Youth Services (DAYS) is an Integrated Service, offering a multidisciplinary approach in supporting young people between 12 – 21 years old, to access alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment options. The service is the only youth specific residential services in Western Australia, accommodating up to eight young people in our Youth Withdrawal and Respite Service and up to 10 in our Residential Rehabilitation service.  The Team Leader position is responsible for the Youth Withdrawal Respite Service located in East Perth.

This role will attract a passionate senior worker with sector experience in working with young people, AOD, outreach engagement and a strong track record in leading a team or are ready to make that next step in their career.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Lead the team in the delivery of program requirements to clients within the Youth Withdrawal & Respite service
  • Responsible for the co-ordination of delivery of the service commitments in order to achieve the required client outcomes
  • Respond to referrals and coordinate new case intake and allocations within the team
  • Influence the operational activities by contributing to the on-going development and improvement of the service through involvement in strategy and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Coordinate and maintain a staff roster for service operations for a 24/7 residential service

Requirements for Success

  • Relevant degree with experience or associate diploma
  • Experience leading teams and people management including providing supervision for staff
  • Demonstrated experience working with vulnerable young people
  • Strong experience in Community services within a complex mental health and/or AOD environment
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated interest in community and social outcomes
  • Experiencing in managing rosters and working in a 24/7 residential environment

Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people. 

Culture & Benefits

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email talentattraction@missionaustralia.com.au using the subject line: Team Leader - DAYS Program enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply now’ and submit your cover letter and resume today.

For more information, feel free to view the Position Description Download File Team Leader DAYS.pdf For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Please send through your application as soon as possible as shortlisting will commence before the closing date.

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