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Team Leader - Family Law Services - Warrnambool


An exciting opportunity is now open for an experienced Community Services Team Leader to lead our Family Law Teams in South West Victoria.

Based in the coastal city of Warrnambool, what could be a better way to start your day but with magnificent ocean views, a crisp sea breeze and tranquillity surrounding you!

Our office is based at the end of the Great Ocean Road close to whale watching, rocky shores and some of the most dramatic coastal landscape in the country.

You just might get to do some whale watching in your lunch break! The windswept coast of Warrnambool is a paradise for walkers. so get your runners on in your breaks and take in what this city has to offer, and if you don’t live in Warrnambool, we are happy to relocate you!
As an employee of OzChild, you will have a genuine opportunity to make the most of your talents, broaden your experience and take on rewarding challenges.

The Role

Your specialist Community Services skills will ensure your success as the Family Law Services Team Leader. You will support a team of practitioners/ mediators delivering an integrated, wrap around, trauma-informed service to families accessing pre and post separation services. The Team Leader role is critical to lead the team to provide effective and efficient assessments, mediation, counselling, education and information and Family Dispute Resolution. You will work closely with our Children’s Contact Service and Post Separation Services Teams, benefiting from a collaborative culture.

Please visit our website for further information on who we are, our work and our range of programs https://www.ozchild.org.au/

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a Team Leader who has worked in the Community Services sector with experience in leading and managing staff and programs. We welcome applications from Social Workers , mental health practitioners , Psychologists or related discipline. Experience and knowledge working with parents and children with a child focused lens and an understanding of family law will be highly regarded.

  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following: Family Dispute Resolution, family law, counselling, child inclusive practice family and community services, conflict resolution and management and mediation.
  • Highly developed leadership skills
  • ​Engagement and rapport building,
  • Empathy and reflective skills,
  • Supporting your team to find their own solutions and a focus on excellence in service delivery
  • Using evidence-based decision making
  • Confidence working in a high paced, agile environment to meet the needs of a diverse range of service users.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, or a related discipline
  • A post graduate certificate in Family Dispute Resolution is highly desirable
  • Individual Family Dispute Resolution Registration Number

(Please view the position description for a full list of desired skills and experience)

OzChild offers:

  • A full-time permanent position
  • 38 hours per week
  • SCHCADS level 7 which equates to over $100,000 per year plus super
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900
  • Relocation assistance up to $3000 available to you
  • Work from home, flexible working arrangements
  • Primary office location is Warrnambool
  • Ongoing training

OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples' cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved.

OzChild is a child-safe organisation committed to protecting children and young people from all forms of abuse, bullying, exploitation and neglect, and to creating environments in all our programs and services where children are safe and feel safe.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply.

All shortlisted candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID vaccination status.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a police check and provide a WWCC card for VIC

How to Apply

You can apply for the role today by clicking APPLY NOW.

Please submit a resume with a cover letter that describes your passion, values and commitment to working with vulnerable young people and families.

For more information, a confidential discussion about the role or simply to ask a question, contact Joe-Anne Nicholas, Hiring manager on 03 9695 2243.

A position description is attached.

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