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Wesley Mission
Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Team Leader


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Gosford and Ballina, NSW, Australia 



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Part time



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Wesley Take Charge of Your Life

• part-time position (30 hours/week)
• location negotiable (Between Gosford and Ballina)
• support a team of Future Planning Consultants working with 15-25yr young people transitioning to independence
• join an exciting and innovative new program supporting young people transition from care

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 program
Wesley Take Charge of Your Life Program is an innovative accommodation program supporting young people transitioning from Foster Care. As the Team Leader you will provide support to two Future Planning consultants and maintain a small caseload working closely with Case Managers and other staff to maximise outcomes for young people transition to adulthood.

About the role
We are currently seeking a candidate with experience in Out of Home Care and a solid understanding of the Leaving Care process to lead our team on the NSW Coast. The position will support staff working with young people from Gosford to Ballina.

Job Requirements:

Essential criteria
• willingness to affirm Wesley Mission’s vision, mission and values and enthusiastically advocate our Word and deed ministry
• Degree in Social Science or related discipline
• Minimum 3 yrs experience working with young people in Out Of Home Care
• Experience supporting young people transition to independence
• ability to engage and inspire a passionate team through clear decision making and the provision of a supportive and collaborative management style
• demonstrated ability to work unsupervised as well as an effective team player with a positive can-do attitude
• relates well to a range of people with sound listening and problem solving skills
• experience in managing internal and external stakeholders to achieve set objectives
• proven organisational skills, ability to multi-task, prioritise workloads and meet deadlines and budgets
• demonstrable skills in conflict resolution and change management
• experience in managing a team and developing team for superior performance
• excellent written and oral skills, public speaking and presentation capabilities
• outstanding interpersonal skills
• proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office

Desirable criteria
• previous management experience

Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010. Level 6

Closing date
Friday July 27 2018 by 5pm

Apply now
Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria. For further information, or to submit an application, please contact: Rita Karraz via the Apply Now button

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

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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