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Child and Family Manager

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Organisation : The Orange Door via Big Splash

Location : Melbourne (Thomastown and Heidelberg )

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Children, Families

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 8 Apr, 2019

About the Role

  • Be part of a story which started in 1896 and join an established agency at the cutting edge of changes in the sector
  • An exciting and challenging operational role for an experienced Manager with heart Enjoy rewarding work and rewarding benefits, as well as unwavering support

Why Kids First?

Because kids are at the heart of everything we do. We are a transformational agency, who believe passionately in holistic integrated practice and are dedicated to ensuring effective evidence-based services are in place. We reward the care, dedication and hard work of our people with:

  • Generous salary packaging and leave options including 5 days family violence leave, cultural and compassionate leave and 2 ex-gratia
  • Christmas leave days.
  • Flexible working hours, supported study leave, staff wellbeing program and so much more.
  • You’ll also have our full, unwavering support while you’re changing the lives of families, children and young people every day, in every way.

Why you?

It takes a special person to work with kids, and an even more special person to work at Kids First. We are passionate about finding the right people to join us. Our unique approach means that you’ll enjoy a balance of case work, primary intervention, early intervention, tertiary intervention. You’ll believe in holistic support and practice and take a collaborative approach to success. And most importantly, kids will be at the heart of everything.

Your experience and relevant tertiary qualification(s) in social work, psychology, family therapy or a related discipline will ensure your success in this dynamic operational management role.

With you, you’ll bring your expertise in leading and operating a multidisciplinary centre that offers children and families a range of services. You will have solid experience within the sector and have a demonstrated record of leading, motivating and delivering within the team that you have managed.

The opportunity
This is an operational management role. You will mentor and build teams and systems that emphasise accountability, autonomy and promote continuous improvement in professional practice and delivery, while ensuring the centre meets it’s KPI targets. You will also liaise with funding bodies regarding programs within your area and develop and maintain new and existing partnerships to deliver and evaluate services.

Working within a matrix management model, you will assume full responsibility for your program, whilst maintaining strong relationships with the NEMA Child and Family Alliance. With a strong focus on integrated practice, you’ll also play an important implementation role in fostering solid, beneficial working relationships with its partners.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : The Orange Door via Big Splash

Originally known as Children's Protection Society (CPS) we help vulnerable children, young people and families throughout Victoria. We believe all children and young people thrive in resilient, strong and safe families and communities. As the oldest and most experienced independent child welfare organisation in Victoria, we are proud to be a future focused, agile organisation at the forefront of changes in the sector.

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