Westhaven
  • 24-Jul-2020 to 10-Aug-2020 (IDLE)
  • Dubbo, AUS
  • Full Time

Westhaven Ltd has been providing support to children, young people and their siblings, and people with disability to live the life the way they choose for more than 60 years. 

We are focused on providing our children, young people and clients with a high level of quality care who, in turn, provide exceptional quality of care to our service users. 

Westhaven employees are rewarded with ongoing benefits including

  • discounted gym memberships,
  • on and off the job training,
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service and
  • Salary packaging.

We are currently looking for a Team Leader to join the Children's Service Team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the daily operations of support services, including the supervision and support to Support Workers
  • Provide direct assistance and support to child and young persons, and or  adults with a disability. 
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders including clients, families and guardians.
  • Undertake rostering of Support Workers 
  • Undertake administrative duties including but not limited implementation, review and maintenance of individual service agreements.
  • Provide On Call Services as required.

 

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum degree or diploma in Community Services, Youth Work or similar, or equivalent experience working with children and people and their families in a community services environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership, coaching and team management skills.
  • Strong understanding of trauma and its impact on the development and behaviour of children and young people.
  • Demonstrated ability to be adaptable to changing circumstances and organisational requirements, and contribute to the needs of a rapidly expanding service.
  • Experience or knowledge of the Children's Guardian accreditation process and NSW Statutory Out of Home Care Standards.
  • High level of written, verbal and computer-based communication skills, including high level negotiation skills.
  • Current Driver's licence
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Working with Children Check and a Criminal Records Check obtained within the last 6 months.
  • Completion of the 'NDIS Worker Orientation Module" https://training.ndiscommission.gov.au/login/index.php

Holding a current Working with Children Check and completing a National Criminal History Record Check clearance are requirements of this position.

Any published closing dates are estimates only. We aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close advert as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.

Westhaven is  a Smoke Free Workplace 

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