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Brighter Futures Team Leader

Wesley Mission

Wesley Brighter Futures

  • Full-time permanent position
  • Based in Blacktown
  • Salary SCHADS Level 6 + car allowance + super + salary packaging

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

About the role

The Brighter Futures program provides targeted support to vulnerable families with children aged 0-8 years to prevent them from escalating into the child-protection system.

We are looking for an outstanding Team Leader who is conscientious, reliable and motivated about making a difference. This Team Leader will lead and be part of a team of exceptional professionals who practise within an evidenced based framework to provide a family preservation service to children and families.

All staff at Brighter Futures work hard to develop and maintain harmonious working relationships in an autonomous-supportive work environment where they are all trained to be the best in their field. Wesley Mission provides regular supervision, support and training for all staff.

Essential criteria

  • tertiary qualification(s) in Psychology, Counselling, Social Work, Social Science or related fields
  • at least 4 years’ experience in working with family, that involves the identification and analysis of safety and wellbeing concerns for children
  • sound understanding of the range of issues faced by vulnerable children and families in child protection and family preservation models of service provision
  • demonstrated ability to engage families at the point of initial service contact, build relationships of trust and cooperation, problem solve and support planning
  • working knowledge of and commitment to evidence-based practice, trauma informed, child centred and family focused practice, collaborative, strengths based and solution focused practice
  • experience in program implementation and evidence-based programs
  • experience in managing fidelity of programs through recordings, group supervision and direct supervision methods.

Desirable criteria

  • working knowledge of the local child and family support sector for the area which you are applying
  • experience in SafeCare delivery, or other parenting programs
  • experience in managing electronic files and databases.

If you have any queries please contact BrighterFuturesRecruitment@wesleymission.org.au using the subject line: Brighter Futures Team Leader enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values and Worker code of conduct. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can feel safe and valued.

Preferred applicants will be requested to undergo an online psychometric test, prior to interview. The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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