Residential Care Team Leader

Job No: Berry2989
Location: Eaglemont

  • Are you a natural leader who is passionate about young people in Residential Care?
  • Do you want to work for an organisation make a genuine difference to those most vulnerable in our community?
  • Eaglemont Office, Northern Region – Victoria
  • Full Time Position – Fixed Term until Sunday, 30 June 2019 with generous remuneration, including vehicle allowance


Join Victoria’s largest independent child welfare organisation and become a vital part of a team that never gives up doing whatever it takes for kids. We believe everyone should have a good childhood, growing up in families and communities where they feel safe, nurtured and have hope for the future.

About the role:

The primary objectives of the role include:

  • Responsibility for the oversight and leadership of a team of up to 4 Residential Care Unit Supervisors.
  • Managing a portfolio including the coordination of support for the region’s casual pool of staff
  • Maintaining a collaborative and positive team culture and contribute to continual improvement
  • Working independently but also cooperatively within a leadership team and the ability to work under pressure and juggle competing demands on time
  • Advocating for young people in Residential Care and mentoring other staff within the program to care therapeutically for those who have experienced the impacts of trauma and neglect.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a genuine enjoyment in engaging with young people
  • Is interested in contributing to the wellbeing and development of young people who may have significant behavioural difficulties
  • Has flexibility in their approach to work and hours
  • Is open minded and non-judgemental
  • Has great communication skills, with the ability to engage well with young people and work well with other staff
  • Has the capacity to reflect on their practice.

Essential requirements for the role:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Residential Care Service;
  • A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Welfare or similar;
  • Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention or associated upskilling modules;
  • A current and valid Victorian Driver’s Licence (minimum green Ps);
  • Evidence of right to work in Australia;
  • Be willing to undertake a National Police Check with Berry Street, and an International Police Check if applicable;
  • A valid Working with Children Employee Card.

Berry Street conducts a thorough screening process to ensure we select the most suitable people to care for the children and young people.

How to apply:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to address the full 'Key Selection Criteria' to be considered for the role.  Please view the full Position Description attached to this advertisement before applying.

  • Include a Cover Letter, Resume and Key Selection Criteria before submitting your application.
  • Applications close on Thursday, 24 January 2019, 23:00 hours
  • To download the Position Description, please click here
  • To download the Key Selection Criteria, please click here

Queries to Kade Rzepecki, Senior Manager – Residential Care & Case Management on (03) 9450 4700

To watch The Invisibles, a film that follows young people as they prepare to take part in the Berry Street Debutante Ball, please click here

Berry Street are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children, including those with a disability and culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. Berry Street are also committed to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Aboriginal children, their families and communities. Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and police check. Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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