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Program Leader – Out of Home Care

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Organisation : Uniting Vic Tas

Location : Melbourne (Windsor)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Children, Community Support Services, Families, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 12 Aug, 2019

About the role

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full time, ongoing position based at our Windsor (Melbourne) office
  • Senior management position leading teams within our Out of Home Care program


 About the opportunity

We have an exciting and rare opportunity for a Program Leader to join our Out of Home Care program on a full time basis. The position is based at our Windsor (Melbourne) office, with travel to other sites across the south east suburbs as required.

Reporting to the Divisional Manager, this role is responsible for the leadership and management of the following services:

  • Adoption
  • Permanent Care
  • Concurrent Care
  • Adoption Information Service
  • Enhanced Therapeutic Contact Service
  • Newpin
  • Access to Early Learning

The incumbent will also be the Principal Officer of the Adoption Program and so will also have responsibilities as guardian of children relinquished for adoption, until the guardianship is transferred to the adoptive parents through an Adoption Order.


About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having a relevant tertiary qualification, knowledge and experience in community development, social services, early years, child and family welfare or equivalent.

Please address the following questions related to the person specification in a separate document to be uploaded as part of your application:

  • Summarise your experience in leadership roles within the community services sector
  • Provide examples of how you have applied contemporary people management practices in leading and managing multidisciplinary team leaders and teams
  • Describe your understanding of acts and regulations relevant to the Out of Home Care Sector, including Child Protection
  • Provide an overview of your knowledge and applied use of theoretical approaches and frameworks most relevant to working with children and families in out-of-home care situations

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Uniting Vic Tas

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. 

We are proud to have been part of local communities for over 100 years delivering services across Victoria and Tasmania. With a team of 7,000 skilled and committed individuals we provide over 770 programs and services to people of all ages to learn, thrive and enjoy a healthy, happy life. We’re there for children, families, people with disability, older people and those experiencing homelessness, mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction.

Uniting is looking for great people who, like us, celebrate diversity and welcome everyone regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Uniting offers employees:

  • A comprehensive range of professional development opportunities
  • Reflective practice and supportive supervision
  • Career options through a wide range of programs and locations
  • Family friendly workplace practices
  • More take home pay through charity level salary packaging up to $15,900 per annum via Paywise salary packaging

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Program Leader – Out of Home Care via Pro Bono Australia.

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