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Team Leader – Youth Community Living Support Service @ Newcastle

Organisation : Wellways via BigSplash

Location : Sydney (Newcastle)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Full time, fixed term opportunity till 30 June 2024 based at Newcastle, NSW
  • SCHADS Award – Level 5.1 to 5.3 Schedule B ($41.89 to $43.79 per hour – depending on experience), + 10% superannuation + salary packaging benefits + 17.5% leave
  • Make your mark with a reputable NFP organisation!

The Team Leader oversees the day-to-day operations of the YCLSS program at the Local Health District Level, focusing on providing day to day supervision and coaching to YLCSS staff that ensures the delivery of high quality, safe, effective and evidence-based supports, while also ensuring that program governance, budgetary and contractual requirements are met under the direction of the Program Coordinator.

The Team Leader also takes a lead role in developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships within their Local Health Districts. The Team Leader carries a small YCLSS caseload, working alongside
participants, providing intensive support to address key development areas that support transition into adulthood: social skills, leadership, decision making, teamwork, healthy lifestyle, community service,
responsibility, self-identity, self-esteem, and resilience. Essential to achieving these objectives is supporting the participant to identify and nurture natural supports that sustain recovery and assist in the development of self-management skills.

What you will need:

  • Tertiary level qualifications in Mental Health or Community Services, the Social Sciences or related discipline
  • At least 1-year program management experience
  • A contemporary understanding of mental health issues and recovery orientated mental health practice working with young people
  • Current Driver Licence and the ability to undertake regular travel
  • Right to Work within Australia
  • Satisfactory Police Records Check [less than 12 months old] /
  • Working with Children Check / NDIS Worker Screening Check, prior to commencement
  • Completion of NDIS Quality and Safeguards Module ‘Quality, Safety and You’

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Wellways via BigSplash

We are a value-based organisation. Our values are Honesty, Acceptance, Fairness, Commitment, and Participation.
Wellways Australia is a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring all Australians lead active and fulfilling lives in their community. We work with individuals, families and the community to
help them imagine and achieve better lives. We advocate for change to make sure people can access the best possible care and information when they need it. We provide a wide range of services and assistance for people with mental health issues, disabilities, youth and older Australians and those requiring community care.

Youth Community Living Support Services (YCLSS) is a NSW government funded initiative that delivers time-limited specialist community based psychosocial support services designed for young
people aged 15 to 24 (inclusive), with serious mental illness, who have, or are at risk of developing, functional disability because of their mental health problems. The service is delivered in five targeted locations across NSW in close partnership with Local Health Districts, with a focus on coordinated and integrated care. YCLSS offers young people flexible hours and types of support to ensure that support meets a person's current needs and goals. All services are provided within the context of a recovery model and in a way that empowers individuals to live in the community with optimum self-determination and independence.

The main aims of the program are to:

  • support the personal recovery of young people with mental illness through tailored community psychosocial support; and
  • minimise the risk of young people developing chronic disability
    and requiring frequent hospital admissions, long inpatient stays
    and long-term care

How to apply

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Roxie Collett - Program Coordinator on 0439 632 710.

Applications close 25th July 2021 - Close of Business

We warmly encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people with a lived experience of mental health and disability to apply. Wellways Australia Limited is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people. All applicants applying for roles within Wellways must undergo a screening process prior to their successful appointment. 


Please quote in application: Team Leader - Youth Community Living Support Service @ Newcastle via Pro Bono Australia.


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