About the Role
CatholicCare’s Permanency Support Program (PSP) has started on a new and exciting journey implementing Intensive Therapeutic Care (ITC) services on the Central Coast and in Sydney’s northern suburbs to support children and young people in our care who have experienced trauma and neglect.
Intensive Therapeutic Care provides an alternative to the long term residential model of care, focusing on recovery from trauma, the achievement of positive life outcomes and a broad range of placement options for children and young people.
One of the ITC services that CatholicCare will be offering as part of the new contract is Therapeutic Supported Independent Living (TSIL). TSIL is a program designed to help young people make the transition from a care environment into independent living and self-reliance.
Young people in the program are given the opportunity to learn how to manage rent, the payment of bills, budgeting, employment and education, while also continuing to receive a level of support from a case manager, youth workers and a living skills worker.
The TSIL Supervisor
In this role you will have responsibility for supervising and coordinating the TSIL program and the TSIL team. Working closely with the care team, including a therapeutic specialist, intake and assessment worker and case manager, you will be part of a client mix panel, conduct interviews for the program, conduct risk assessments, manage tenancy agreements for the young people, and oversee the Living Skills Program ensuring young people are participating in line with their contractual agreement.
With the support and direction of the Manager ITC, you will be guided by the principles of permanency support and intensive therapeutic care and use your energy and practical leadership approach to:
- Provide mentoring and support to your team, ensuring they have the right tools to create positive change;
- Be responsible for rostering, house budgets and accounts, safeguarding, risk and WHS, and overseeing reporting and documentation;
- Develop a collaborative and accountable team through your focus on strengths-based solutions-focused supervision, reflective practice, self-care, performance and achievement of outcomes.
To succeed in this role you will need:
- Degree qualification in Social Work, Psychology or Social Welfare, including electives on trauma, OR
- Relevant Diploma and Graduate Certificate or significant training in Developmental Trauma, Statutory Child Protection, or Client Intervention and Case Management.
- Demonstrated experience in working with high risk or vulnerable children and young people in an out of home care environment;
- Strong background in leading a small team using contemporary approaches;
- Experience supervising staff across multiple locations is preferred.
As TSIL Supervisor you may work across any of our locations on the Central Coast and in Northern Sydney and some local travel will be required. Flexibility to be rostered to work as part of the house roster, to work after hours and at weekends and to undertake on-call duties is required for these roles.
We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Please contact us directly for more information.
Working at CatholicCare
We can offer you:
- An opportunity to work for a strength’s-based employer with low turnover, great work benefits, proactive self-care initiatives and in a great team environment making a difference to families, children and young people in the community.
- Regular reflective and practice supervision opportunities.
- Assistance with the development and review of plans to support your well-being.
- Access to inhouse and external training and learning opportunities.
- An Employee Assistance Program offering free and confidential counselling and support.
- Salary packaging benefits to receive up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free, as well as additional meal and entertainment benefits (for permanent staff).
- CatholicCare is a child-safe and child-friendly organisation – all staff must comply with our child-safe child-friendly policies and Code of Conduct. The successful applicant will be required to comply with the relevant provisions of the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.
- All offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and successful applicants must provide a Working with Children Check prior to commencement.
- Strong youth engagement skills combined with high levels of professionalism, ethical behaviour and sound understanding of professional boundaries are a must for all members of our team.
If you feel you reflect our organisational values of Respect, Hope, Commitment, Professionalism, Excellence and Social Justice, and you would like to learn more about this or any of our other great roles, or about working with CatholicCare, please visit our website at www.catholiccaredbb.org.au/about-us/careers/
About the Organisation
We are the social care agency of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Broken Bay
Belonging to the larger network of Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA), we provide services to 20,000+ children, young people, individuals and families on the NSW Central Coast, Northern Sydney and Northern Beaches, and have been doing so since 1987.
Apply for this Job
To apply simply email your CV and a letter outlining how your skills, qualifications and experience contribute to the requirements of the TSIL Supervisor to email@example.com.
Please apply early. Applications will be assessed as they are received.
Please quote in application: TSIL House Supervisor (previously OOHC) via Pro Bono Australia.