Team Leader - Intensive Family Support

Mackay QLD, Australia

  • Generous five weeks annual leave with the ability to purchase more
  • 76 hour fortnight with a Paid Day Off
  • Salary packaging benefits that greatly increase take-home pay

Churches of Christ in Queensland, Children, Youth & Families, Mackay

Permanent Full time


About the role

You will report into the Service Manager and are  responsible for the oversight of the Intensive Family Support team.

You are passionate about effectively engaging families within the community.  Within this role you will be responsible for engaging with families referred to our Churches of Christ Care Prevention and Early Intervention services within our Communities team.

The IFS team uses a range of assessments, short-term practical interventions and therapeutic approaches to develop case plans to assist families with multiple and complex needs.

Your role includes providing direct, in-home support services to families, including the provision of after hours and 'on-call' services on a rotational basis as well as undertaking risk and needs assessments and providing advice and facilitating referrals. Ideally, you will have had experience in developing case plans collaboratively with families and key stakeholders involved with the family.

About you

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

You will have completed a recognised qualification (Degree level or higher) in Social/Behavioural Sciences or related discipline. Your experience should include a minimum two years of leading a multidisciplinary team in a child protection context.

You will also have applied knowledge of financial management systems and budgeting. It is essential you have a minimum two years' experience in the provision of care services to children and young people in statutory care.

You are proud of your ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently, prioritising your workload, and managing your time effectively in order to successfully meet deadlines.  You have a driven and motivated personality with an ambition to support the activities aligned with our strategic direction. 

Importantly, you will be someone who closely aligns with our organisational values of unconditional love; wise stewardship; mutual trust and continual innovation.

Who we are

We offer over 200 services in more than 100 communities, positively impacting around 45,000 lives each year. Our care services range from children, youth and family services, early intervention and protection, affordable housing, and seniors and support living, making us one of Australia's largest, most diverse not-for-profit organisations.

We provide a range of services to children, youth and families ranging from foster and kinship care to residential and supported independent living services. We provide support for more than 2,800 children, young people and families each year.

Imagine working for us

Our values encourage us to be accepting of differences and embrace all. Our size and variety offers you real choice and opportunities to grow your career.

Remuneration packages come complete with salary-packaging benefits that can increase your take-home pay along with a generous five weeks of annual leave and the ability to purchase more (for eligible employees). Most importantly, you will help us to positively impact the lives of thousands of vulnerable Australians. Just imagine that.  

To apply

Please apply below with a cover letter and current resume.  For further information, please contact Jen Le Guier on 0428429952

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

Applications close: We will be assessing applications as they are received for a start as soon as possible.




This position reports to Jen Le Guier - Service Manager Mackay

Child & Family Team Leader (CYF_Communities).pdf

Type: Permanent

Category: Child ; Youth and Family Services

Reference ID: LC000179

Date Posted: 27/10/2019