Team Leader (FPP & DFV) – Burleigh Heads

Job type: Member Organisation Job | Location: Gold Coast

Kalwun Development Corporation Ltd is an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community controlled organisation currently seeking to fill the following vacancy within our Child, Youth and Family Support Services division.  The Kalwun Child, Youth and Family Support Services division administers the Family Wellbeing Service, Family Participation Program, Early Learning Program and the Kinship and Foster Care programs within the South East Qld region.

About the Role

The Team Leader (FPP & DFV) will support the Program Manager and the FPP & DFV teams to provide effective service delivery. The Family Participation Program is based on The Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making framework (AFLDM) practising traditional family values where the responsibility for bringing up children is shared by parents together with extended family and community and guided by the wisdom and experience of elders.  The Domestic and Family Violence program’s purpose is to support and empower families escaping and recovering from violence and abuse and to prevent and reduce the number of families affected by domestic and family violence.  The Team Leader will provide effective leadership, guidance and support to staff to ensure a flourishing workplace culture that promotes the ethos and values of the organisation as a long standing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Organisation. This is a full time position based at our Burleigh office.

Position Duties

  • In collaboration with the Program Manager and other identified parties, contribute to the development and implementation of a trauma informed, quality, integrated services for vulnerable adults, children and families, including those who have experienced family violence
  • Ensure knowledge of policies and procedures relevant to the roles of FPP (Family Participation Program) and DFV (Domestic Family Violence
  • Leads and supervises a team of FPP & DFV workers in the delivery of collaborative practices when dealing with child protection and the Department of Child Safety.
  • Ensures that the FPP & DFV services delivered, comply with legislation, delegations, policies, procedures and quality standards.
  • Actively contribute as a collaborative team member and monitor FPP & DFV team members, in the development and review of all aspects of applicable FPP, FLDM & DFV phases related to strengthening families and promoting a child’s safety, stability and development.

Essential Selection Criteria

  1. Bachelor qualification in Social Work/Human Services or relevant field.
  2. Experience in managing a team in a Team Leader, Team Coordinator, Manager or similar role 2 years.
  3. Demonstrated experience in overseeing and coordinating case management processes and procedures.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and with little supervision;
  5. Demonstrate commitment to the organisation’s values and to following policies and procedures
  6. Ability to support and manage a continuous improvement model to further improve the service model and practice application of front-line staff.

What we offer 
Kalwun values the contributions of all staff and is committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all staff feel accepted, included and welcomed. Our Employees enjoy a variety of benefits including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Salary sacrifice of $15,000 per annum which can significantly increase your take home pay
  • Company that is focused on improving the health and wellbeing of our community
  • Five weeks of annual leave per year
  • Additional paid personal leave

Additional Information

  • This position requires the successful applicant to satisfy a national criminal history check and hold a current drivers’ license.
  • A Blue Card for working with children is a mandatory requirement. The ‘No Card No Start’ law applies to this position – a Blue Card must be obtained prior to commencement.
  • Due to the company vaccination policy, applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be eligible to apply for this role
  • *IDENTIFIED POSITION – To perform this role it is essential that the person who holds the position be an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is therefore a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 that applicants are Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders. A Confirmation of Aboriginality will need to be provided. 

To apply
Please send a current CV with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the position and addressing each of the selection criteria.


Job Features

Job CategoryChild and family practice/domestic and family violence

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