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Organisation : Uniting

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 18 Jan, 2021

About the role

  • New Outer East Navigator Program
  • Opportunity to join a partnership of highly regarded community service organisations
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Part time (0.5 FTE) | Maximum term until 31 December 2022
  • Based at Croydon

About the Navigator Program

The Outer East Navigator Program is an exciting partnership between Uniting Victoria and Tasmania Ltd (Uniting), Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) and the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF).

The program will utilise a trauma informed, culturally safe assertive case management model to respond to challenges experienced by young people aged 12 – 17 years with the goal of re-engaging disengaged learners in education.

The Navigator Program utilises a Capability approach that understands how multiple characteristics can interact to compound educational disengagement that can result in disconnection and a lack of a sense of purpose and self worth for young people.  This amplifies service barriers and exacerbates social and economic disadvantage, and social isolation.

About the opportunity

The partnership is looking for a Team Leader, to be employed by Uniting. The Team Leader will oversee all aspects of referral, entry, engagement and allocation, including:

  • Delivering and managing intake services, including initial risk assessments
  • Liaison and collaborating with partner agencies and funding body 
  • Supervision and support of 4 staff members
  • Community education

View the full position description here

About you

To be successful in your application, you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having:

  • Experience in developing and leading complex programs/services in the delivery of high-quality, consumer- and/or community-centric services
  • Demonstrable supervisory experience preferably in the children, youth and family sector
  • Knowledge of family services, child protection and/or out of home care, including relevant legislation and regulations
  • Understanding of the barriers experienced by disengaged learners
  • Proven ability to develop strong relationships with key stakeholders and develop and implement a new program initiative
  • Knowledge and understanding of trauma informed and culturally competent practice, including knowledge and application of therapeutic parenting practices

How to apply

If this sounds like you, find out more or apply today. Please upload the following as part of your application

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the selection criteria above)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)

Applications close Monday 18 January 2021

Get in touch 

Gillian Harris-Dawson – Manager, Family Preservation and Reunification and Home Based Care
T: 0403 353 516 (during business hours)

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

We work in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. We celebrate diversity and value the lived experience of people of every ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, sex and sexual orientation. We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people at our services. We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Uniting

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Team Leader - Navigator Program via Pro Bono Australia.


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