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Team leader Family Group Homes

Perth Metropolitan Area

Fixed-Term Full-Time

 

Do you have experience working with vulnerable children and display strong leadership and management skills? Are you looking for new challenges and an opportunity to be a part of a dynamic and specialised team?

 

Our Out of Home Care programme provides a holistic, multi-disciplinary, therapeutic care service for vulnerable children. Our aim, as a team of committed staff, is to bring healing and growth to the lives of vulnerable children. Parkerville Children and Youth Care Inc are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to join our team in the role of Team Leader Family Group Homes. The Team leader Family Group Homes is responsible for the development, management and coordination of therapeutic care plans for a small group of assigned children.  The position works with other professional staff and direct carers in the delivery and review of plans that seek to bring healing and growth to children’s lives.

 

As a Team Leader in the Therapeutic Care Programme you will be responsible for the management of Professional Therapeutic Carers, case management of children with moderate to high emotional and behavioural needs and the development, management and coordination of therapeutic care plans for children.

 

Reporting to Program Manager Family Group Homes, the Team Leader will undertake a number of activities, including:

 

  • Develop, implement, review and update comprehensive, holistic and best practice therapeutic care plans for assigned children and young people,
  • Coordinate, manage and facilitate Care Team meetings for each child, enabling collaborative and team-based intervention for children within the Programme,
  • Supervise, manage and support an allocated group of Professional Therapeutic Carers, Salaried and Casual Respite Carers and other support workers. This duty includes,
  • Maintain daily, weekly and monthly case notes in accordance with Parkerville Children and Youth Care’s processes,

 

The Team Leader will also be required to participate in an on-call roster to provide out of hours advice and support.

 

In addition to highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, the following skills and experience are essential:

 

  • Formal qualifications in Social work, Psychology or Nursing,
  • Understanding and experience in case management and advocacy for children, youth and their families,
  • Ability to communicate with and respond to, children, youth and families and to maintain boundaries,
  • Willingness to develop skills through further professional development in working therapeutically with children, youth and their families,
  • Skills in residential care, including care and maintenance of the physical environment, working with individual and groups of children and young people through using everyday life events and special activities,
  • Experience and skills in staff supervision and performance review and management processes,
  • Ability to document and report incidents and behaviour succinctly and objectively.

 

To attract the right applicant, we offer a generous remuneration package including:

 

  • Access to a mobile phone and laptop
  • 5 weeks annual leave pro-rata
  • Access to salary packaging options and discounted health insurance plans
  • Access to a vehicle for business and personal use (a contribution to costs is required)

 

To apply for this role,  please visit Team leader Family Group Homes (parkerville.org.au) to obtain the Job Description and an Employment Application Form. Your application, consisting of:

 

  • Completed Employment Application Form
  • Covering letter
  • CV or resume

 

should then be sent to recruitment@parkerville.org.au

 

To discuss the role further, please call Paul Hogan, Program Manager Family Group Homes, on 0439 151 562 during office hours.

 

Applications must be submitted by 4:00pm Friday, 12 March 2021.  Applications will be dealt with on an as received basis and we reserve the right to close the position earlier.

 

Parkerville Children and Youth Care Inc. has met the Safeguarding Children Standards set out by the Australian Childhood Foundation and received full Safeguarding Children accreditation in September 2019.

 

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share our commitment.

 

Our recruitment and selection processes reflect this commitment and will include criminal records and reference checks for successful applicants.

 

It is essential that all applicants meet the above criteria and are permitted to work and remain in Australia with no limitations.

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A WORD FROM OUR DIRECTOR

At Parkerville we are always on the lookout for like-minded individuals who want to make a truly significant difference to the lives of WA children .

From client facing roles which include social workers, foster cares and psychologists to corporate and support services, when you choose to work for us you’ll become part of a family of diverse people from different backgrounds and cultures all working together to improve the outcomes for children, young people and their families who have experienced trauma from abuse.

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TONY HANSEN - DIRECTOR out of home care



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