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Team Leader- Family Assessment & Therapeutic Life Story Work

Our Fostering Young Lives Program helps families so children can live safely, free from abuse and neglect, and enjoy the best possible start to life. We deliver services to children in Out of Home Care with a focus on achieving the permanency goal that is in their best interests.

Your new role

Your aim is to ensure your team are positioned to provide exceptional services to children and their families to achieve successful restoration or successful placement with kin.

You will provide clear focused leadership, professional supervision and be available to your team. You can leveraging our Practice Support team to ensure your team have the practice capability and cultural awareness to effectively support families. You will partner with DCJ and our Operations teams to facilitate referrals and improve outcomes for children in OOHC.

As part of our Leadership Team, you will have the full support of our Program Manager and a buddy from our peer network of Team Leaders.

Terms: Full time position based in Hurstville, NSW. 

Why this opportunity is right for you?

  • You’re passionate about developing services, and the people in them, to optimise outcomes for clients.
  • Restoration and Kinship Assessments and Therapeutic Lifestory Work are your interests.
  • Packaged vehicle is available .
  • Salary packaging and discount program.
  • Fully mobile workforce; tools & support to work remotely or from our new hubs.
  • Monthly accrued day off & the chance to purchase additional leave!

What you need to succeed?

As an experienced Social Worker, Coordinator, Team Leader or Manager you will have

  • Track record leading child protection and/or out of home care services to improve client services and outcomes
  • Knowledge and understanding of the application of the SDM Tool utilised for Restoration assessments or experience with other restoration frameworks
  • Knowledge of the Step by Step Assessment Framework utilised for kinship assessments or experience with another kinship assessment framework
  • People leadership experience with the ability to build and develop an engaged, high performing team
  • Good management skills including troubleshooting, managing multiple deadlines and conflict resolution
  • Pragmatic approach to problem solving, decision making and manage balancing priorities
  • Working in a collaborative, cross functional way with teams, peers and stakeholders to achieve outcomes
  • A relevant degree qualification and current full driver’s license


Interested? Apply online today!

Call Amy on 0466 735 006 for more details.


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We respect and promote human rights and diversity and are committed to building an inclusive culture. We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members.

We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability please get in contact.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check or similar (where relevant to the role).