Team Leader in Sydney (Australia)

Where: Bankstown, Sydney (Australia)

Extent of Work: Full Time

Click here to apply in English

Job Description:

Wesley ParentsNext

• full-time position
• working across 11 Wesley ParentsNext sites extending from Campbelltown, Penrith, Sydney North and Sydney East
• salary + fully maintained car + super + salary packaging benefits
• work in a creative and supportive environment

About the program
ParentsNext is funded by Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business.

ParentsNext is a pre-employment program that aims to help parents with young children to plan and prepare for employment once their youngest child reaches school age.

ParentsNext is delivered in two streams, an Intensive Stream and a Targeted Stream. The Intensive Stream operates in areas identified as having a high level of disadvantage and/or a high proportion of Indigenous parents. The Targeted Stream operates in all non-remote regions excluding any Intensive Stream locations in those non-remote regions.

The objectives of ParentsNext are to:
• Target early intervention assistance to parents at risk of long-term welfare dependency
• Support parents to identify and reach their education and employment goals
• Planning and preparation for employment through appropriate activities in accordance with the guidelines

About the role
We are currently seeking an experienced team leader to:

• ensure all clients accessing Wesley Mission’s ParentsNext program receive a professional, supportive and caring service to identify and achieve their goals
• recruit and build a high functioning team of professional, effective and highly skilled Employment Consultants working from a strength based, solution focussed, ecosystemic framework to deliver the program across multiple sites
• ensure each site is visited and workers supported on a regular basis to maintain consistency of practice, high standards and develop a team approach across all sites – this will require you to be highly flexible and mobile
• maintain high standards of governmental and organisational compliance, working within ParentsNext Deed
• build strong connections and partnerships with local agencies and services
• develop a culture of innovation and creativity to ensure parents receive options and opportunities to help them achieve their goals

Job Requirements:

Essential criteria
• degree with substantial experience; post graduate qualification, associate diploma with substantial experience or attained through previous appointments, service and/or study with a combination of experience, expertise and competence sufficient to perform the duties required at this level
• extensive experience in Job Services, and/or Disability Employment Services and associated systems
• experience working in health and/or community case management
• proven team leadership skills including: experience in supervision of staff; monitoring service provision in line with program targets and organisational policy, recruitment, induction and orientation of staff, performance management and team development
• demonstrated ability to engage families at the point of initial service contact, build relationships of trust and cooperation, problem solve and resolve conflict
• extensive child protection knowledge and experience
• high level written and verbal communication skills, with experience developing case summaries and completing child protection reports
• high level ability to liaise, develop and maintain relationships with professional groups including Community Services and other government and non-government stakeholders
• ability to work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) organisations and communities
• commitment to continuous improvement and WH&S Principles
• willingness to affirm Wesley Mission’s vision, mission and values
• flexibility to work some evenings and occasional Saturdays
• current NSW or National driver’s license
• established and maintained local collaborative relationships in health and/or community
• strong computer literacy Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Desirable criteria
• high degree of experience working within employment and community
• multilingual is an advantage especially Arabic or Vietnamese speaking or extensive experience supporting people whose first language is not English

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