Residential Care Unit Supervisor

Job No: Berry3361
Location: Eaglemont

  • Northern Region – St Albans location
  • Full time, fixed term position until Tuesday, 31 March 2020
  • Salary package equivalent up to $93,000.00 (inclusive of base salary – Residential Supervisor Level 1, super and salary packaging)

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

The Opportunity

The Acting Residential Unit Supervisor will provide supervision, support, coaching and mentoring to a team of Residential Care workers working in a house to ensure a high quality, therapeutically focused care is provided 24/7.

The Acting Residential Care Unit Supervisor is instrumental in the provision of high-quality residential care based on a therapeutic and trauma informed model of care. The position will actively lead and supervise a dedicated team of Residential Care Workers through nurturing the Children and Young People in accordance with their case management plan. The Unit Acting Supervisor manages the daily operations of the Unit and supports the recruitment, development and retention of Residential Carers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the daily operations of Residential Unit.
  • Provide leadership and supervision to Residential Care Workers.
  • Comply with reporting requirements for program components.
  • Administration and accountability of annual budgets and program planning.
  • Embedding a therapeutic framework by overseeing best practice implementation of Children and Young People’s individual case management plans and fostering an outcomes-focused team.
  • After hours and on call duties.
  • Develop and assist with unit rosters

The key requirements for this role are

  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Provide direction for Residential Care Workers.
  • Teamwork – the ability and desire to work cooperatively with others as a team.
  • Sound oral and written communication skills.
  • Relationship building – the ability to develop, maintain and strengthen partnerships with others inside and/or outside the organisation.

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About You

The successful applicant will ideally hold a Cert IV in Community Services Protective Care or higher coupled with previous industry experience and previous experience leading a team will be highly regarded, but not necessary.

We are seeking someone who has the ability to identify opportunities for improved practice and can meet the flexible demands of the role. Previous experience leading a team would be highly advantageous.

The Benefits

  • Additional salary packaging available for meals/accommodation.
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.

How to Apply

Applications including resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position to be submitted by 23:00 hours on Sunday, 12 January 2020. Queries to Gabrielle Thompson on 03 9450 4700.

Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply. 

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