Our Brighter Futures program strengthen families so children can live at home safely, free from abuse and neglect, and enjoy the best possible start to life. We deliver voluntary services to families at high risk of entering or escalating within the statutory child protection system.
Your new role
This leadership role sits across our Brighter Futures Hunter program. Your aim is to ensure your team are positioned to provide exceptional services to children and families so they can feel safe and secure.
You will provide clear, focused leadership, professional supervision and be available for your team. You can leverage our Practice Leads to ensure your team have the practice capability and cultural awareness to effectively support families. You will partner with the Department of Communities and Justice (formally FaCS) and community organisations to facilitate referrals and improve outcomes for each family.
As part of our Area Management Team, you will have the full support of our Program Manager, a buddy from our peer network of Team Leaders and a highly experienced Practice Lead.
As an experienced Social Worker, Coordinator, Team Leader or Manager you will have:
- A track record leading child protection and/or out of home care services to improve client outcomes and reduce child protection concerns
- 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
- The ability to work in a collaborative, cross functional way with teams, peers and stakeholders to achieve outcomes
- A relevant degree qualification and current driver’s license
- Previous experience with Brighter Futures advantageous
What on offer?
- Permanent full-time role based in East Maitland
- Monthly accrued day off & the chance to purchase additional leave
- Packaged vehicle
- Salary packaging and discount program
- Relocation supported for the right candidate
Be the change. Together we can create a just society for all Australians. Will you help us to shape the next chapter?
Call Cheryl Charlesworth on 0420 958 383 to discuss the role in more detail.
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).