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Team Leader Supported Independent Living


Newcastle and Upper Hunter


An exciting opportunity exists to for an experienced caseworker to join the team at CatholicCare in a supervisory role. Working in the Young Adolescent Services team, the Team Leader Supported Independent living will supervise a team of caseworkers and administrators to deliver a transitional service for young people moving from statutory care into independent living.

The ideal candidate will have worked in a supported independent living program (or equivalent), had experience leading a small team, and have strong interpersonal and organisational skills. The role is responsible for ensuring all case plans are up to date and statutory requirements post-care are met.

This is a temporary full time role that is likely to be extended. To be considered for this position, applicants must adequately address the following criteria:

Essential Criteria:
  • A degree in Social Welfare, Social Work or Psychology and/or equivalent experience in the delivery and management of Permanency Support Program and Supported Independent Living Programs.
  • A commitment to the Vision, Mission and Values of our organisation.
  • Minimum 12 months’ experience within the Supported Independent Living program or related field.
  • Evidence of independent practice history and ability to manage a variety of more complex caseloads.
  • Good working knowledge of legislation and systemic considerations relating to child protection and the Supported Independent Living Program in New South Wales.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement strategies that promote emotional and developmental wellbeing in young people who have experienced complex trauma.
  • Experience in managing a small team and leading positive culture.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with external stakeholders in a manner that promotes professionalism.
  • Willingness to be available to work after hours, including being rostered for on call.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a national police check, hold a current employee Working With Children Check, complete a health assessment declaration, hold a current NSW driver’s license, and have the ability to work within Australia. 

Applications close at 11.59pm on Sunday 18 March 2018.

***Please note that not adequately addressing the selection criteria will result in your application not being shortlisted***

For further information please contact YAS Manager on 02 4923 0621.