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Fostering Team Leader

Churches of Christ in Queensland, Children, Youth and Families, Arana Hills

6 month fixed-term, part time opportunity 


About the role

As the Fostering Team Leader, you will lead and support a team of Case Workers and be responsible for overseeing carer recruitment. You will monitor the quality of care being provided to children and young people living in family-based placements.

The team will look upon you as the go-to person for coordinating and overseeing the referral and matching processes, care planning activities and the provision of ongoing support, monitoring and supervision.  

Your days will be varied, however, your core duties will include:

  • Planning, delivery and review of strategies that address children and young people's care and developmental needs across all the life domains;
  • Managing all aspects of the workforce within your area of responsibility;
  • Ensuring associated legislative and external reporting requirements are met.

You will be a part of a team of heartfelt practitioners who aim to give children and young people a positive journey through care.

About you

You are passionate about the welfare of children and achieving the absolute best outcomes for them.

As a deadline focused individual, you are capable of delivering results with ease. You are a charismatic leader with the proven ability to mentor your team members to overcome organisational hurdles and achieve shared goals.

With excellent communication skills, you are capable of liaising comfortably with a range of internal and external stakeholders. You have a comprehensive knowledge of legislative and service requirements and effortlessly promote a culture of compliance.

To be suitable for this position, your qualifications for the role will consist of:

  • A recognised qualification (Bachelor's degree or higher) in Social/Behavioural Sciences or related discipline;
  • Solid experience in leading a multidisciplinary team in a child protection context;
  • Applied knowledge and understanding of child protection and out-of-home care frameworks;
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of care services to children and young people in statutory care;
  • Practical knowledge of financial management systems and budgeting. 

Importantly, you will be someone who closely aligns with our organisational values of: Unconditional Love, Continual Innovation, Mutual Trust and Wise Stewardship.

To apply

To apply for this position please click the Apply button. For further information, please contact Le-Anne Torrens on 07 5490 6400.

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.  

Applications close: Friday 3 April 2020



Job Ref: LC000215
Submitted: 20-03-2020

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