About the role
Our TFCO story so far…
OzChild began delivering TFCO in Australia in 2017. Starting in Victoria with one team we are now delivering the program in NSW and QLD with five teams on the ground across the three states. The program supports children and young people aged 7-17, who are at risk of, or currently living in residential care facilities.
Due to the successful outcomes being achieved we have now expanded delivery of the program into South Australia to support young people aged 12-17 years (TFCO-A).
This evidence-based, internationally proven treatment program supports and treats young people with significant behavioral challenges. TFCO-A provides a high level of support and intervention to young people in the home of a specially trained foster carer.
The aim of the program is to reunify young people with their biological family (including kinship carers) or place in lower intensity long-term foster care, with support provided to maintain stability.
For more information please visit – https://www.tfcoregon.com/
What you will do:
- Be accountable for the operational and clinical oversight and leadership of the program
- Be a key point of contact for carers and work closely with them and the young people in the program
- Leading a team of six that includes a teacher, two therapists, a recruiter and skills coaches
- Oversee all aspects of each child’s placement, including skills coaching, individual and family therapy
- Finalise individual treatment plans for children in the program
- Oversee the recruitment, training of and support services to specialised foster carers
Who we are looking for:
- Qualification in Social Work or Psychology or equivalent
- A commitment to on call hours to support the carers and children four days per week
- Experience within leadership and management roles in Child Protection or the out-of-home care Sector
- Previous clinical experience working with children over 12 years of age
- Advanced knowledge and experience of assessing and managing risk in a child welfare context
- An understanding of the complex needs of children in residential care within the state of SA
- Full time permanent position
- Evidence informed training and professional development journey
- Expert support from TFCO model purveyors
- A strong remuneration package that includes a vehicle or car allowance of $15,000
- The opportunity to work directly with families and carers as well as lead a team
- Salary packaging up to $15,900
- A laptop and phone (tools of the trade)
- A unique culture promoting diversity, cultural responsiveness, and shared values
- A collaborative and cohesive working culture
About the organisation
OzChild is a leading child welfare organisation committed to improving the lives of at-risk children, young people and families in our community.
For 170 years, OzChild has been working hard to provide a better future for those in our care, with the belief that every child and young person deserves the chance to shine.
How to apply
You can apply for the role today by clicking APPLY NOW.
Please submit a resume with a cover letter that describes your passion, values and commitment to working with vulnerable young people and families.
Successful candidates will be required to complete all necessary safety screening including National / International Police Check and Working with Children Checks relevant to South Australia.
For more information, a confidential discussion about the role or simply to ask a question, contact Paul Ridley, HR Advisor Recruitment on 03 9695 2243.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 25th July.
OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples' cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved. OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTIQA+ communities.
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