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Team Leader Family Services - Launceston / Devonport

Save The Children

No two days are the same in Save the Children Australia's Children and Families programs which run across Tasmania. We need you to lead our team in Launceston and Devonport to deliver evidence-based parenting programs to families and children with complex, high needs. We're seeking someone who has a passion for assisting our communities' most vulnerable, at risk children and families to reach their full potential.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We've been operating in Tasmania for nearly 70 years, working with families, communities and children themselves to give them the best possible start. More information on our work in Tasmania is available here.

Where you come in:

Based in Launceston or Devonport*, this is a part-time, fixed term position to end of June 2022 (with potential for extension). You'll lead team members to deliver the Intensive Family Engagement Service (IFES) and the Integrated Family Support Service (IFSS) across the broader northern Tasmanian region, and will be accountable for the operational running of all program activities, budget oversight and supporting your staff. Playing a key leadership role in our Tasmanian Programs team, you'll report to our Regional Manager.

* This role spans both Launceston and Devonport areas (approximately an hour drive apart). It would be expected that the Team Leader would make regular trips once or twice a fortnight to meet and debrief with staff in person.

You will make an impact by:

  • Building and maintaining effective networks with stakeholders to maximise positive outcomes for families and children
  • Prioritising monitoring and evaluation of the program with a strong focus on therapeutic engagement and safety planning to promote safety for children
  • Providing regular leadership to the program team through coaching and professional supervision
  • Working with our Operations Manager to manage budgeting and data collection, and meeting internal and external reporting requirements

Does this sound like you?

Working from a strengths-based perspective, you'll be someone who highly values the wellbeing of their staff. You'll have experience in leading a team and delivering professional supervision, in carrying out risk assessments and in managing the safety of children in vulnerable families. Importantly, you'll keep the values of Save the Children at the forefront of your work and will always seek excellence in the services we provide to families.

This role requires:

  • Demonstrated experience managing a team and driving a high performing team culture
  • Demonstrated experience working with families in case management roles, in diverse and disadvantaged communities
  • Willingness to travel between Launceston and Devonport, as above
  • Working knowledge of the Tasmanian Child Safety System
  • A diploma level certification (minimum) in a relevant field
  • Current driver's licence and Working with Vulnerable People Card (or eligibility to apply)
  • Proven leadership skills, the ability to nurture a cohesive team

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Festive leave in addition to regular leave benefits
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Child friendly work environment
  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section. For any enquiries, contact Regional Manager, Joleigh Jumper on 0407 032 375.

Position Description - Team Leader, Family Services

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.
Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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