Team Leader Foster Care
Job no: 501154
Work type: Full Time
Location: Western Suburbs
Categories: Community Development
- Yarraville location
- Full Time
- Committed and well respected program
At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.
The Team Leader is responsible for the day to day management of Anglicare's foster care services in the Western Region, based at Yarraville. Anglicare Victoria provides foster care for children and young people who are temporarily unable to live at home. Anglicare Victoria is the State’s largest provider of foster care and plays a vital role in protecting children and young people by ensuring they have a safe and nurturing home while their family cannot care for them.
Our foster care program provides a stable home environment for children and young people aged between 0 and 18 years. Children enter foster care for a number of reasons and can stay with our carers for as short as one night or several years.
To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:
- Excellent communication with ability to engage with a wide variety of people.
- Demonstrated supervisory experience and leadership qualities, with the capacity to motivate and lead a team of professional staff.
- A thorough understanding of the issues relating to the placement of children in out of home placements.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience in working with children/families and caregivers in out of home care.
- The ability to appropriately balance competing demands and interests of key stakeholders.
Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.
Detailed Position Description: PD - Team Leader - Foster Care - West - April 2019.pdf
To apply for the position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.
For further enquiries contact Spiros Drakopoulos, Program Manager Placement & Support on (03) 9396 7400.
Applications close 23 May 2019.
Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.
Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this. Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and physical ability.
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