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Team Manager - Foster and Kinship Care Program

Job No: MCS636
Location: Toowoomba

Are you looking for a job with meaning; one that connects your personal values with an organisation that supports the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our community? Do you want to be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package; and receive training and ongoing development?

Do you want to make a difference?

Mercy Community provides services in the areas of child protection, multicultural community support, individual and family support, community and residential based aged care, and disability support. Mercy Community supports and inspires people in need to live healthy, connected lives within inclusive communities. Our vision is a world where people, families and communities are strong in spirit, healthy and connected.

The Role

Mercy Community has an exciting opportunity for a Permanent Full Time Team Manager to Lead our Foster and Kinship Care Team based in Toowoomba.

The purpose of this role is to provide effective leadership, management and support in the development and implementation of high quality services in the Foster and Kinship Care Program.

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Behavioural Sciences, Psychology or relevant discipline.

  • Experience in providing assessment and intervention services for children, young people and families subject to statutory involvement.

  • Demonstrated intermediate ability to use computer IT systems including MS Word and Excel.

  • Queensland Provisional Green or above Driver’s License.

  • Ability to obtain positive notice in the Working with Children Check (Blue Card) and any other legislatively required personal history screening as required.

  • Evidence of current vaccination against whooping cough or willingness to obtain prior to commencement, unless applicable exemption provided as per the relevant MCS procedure.

It is Beneficial for candidates to have:

  • An understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and societies and the issues which impact upon them in contemporary society together with a commitment to culturally appropriate engagement and practice.
  • Experience in the recruitment, training, assessment, support and monitoring of foster and kinship carers.
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment.

We encourage and welcome applicants from all cultural backgrounds and recommend that you view our website and Employee Value Proposition.

The Full Time position offers a competitive remuneration package  in line with a level 7 of our Enterprise Agreement. You will also have the opportunity to increase your take-home pay by salary sacrificing and other benefits available within our Enterprise Agreement. 

To apply please submit your application via the following link and follow the prompts. Applications must include a Resume and Cover Letter.

Applications for this position will close on the 25th May 2018 at 5pm.

Please note that you must be eligible to work in Australia to be considered for this position. Employment is conditional upon maintaining a clear personal history screening checks throughout employment.

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