Service Leader – Family Support – Emerald

Organisation: UnitingCare QLD

Location: Emerald

The Opportunity

In partnership with Queensland Government our Family Support Service programs are funded to provide support to vulnerable families with children and young people where domestic and family-based violence is impacting on safety and security.

We are currently seeking a Service Leader to join our Family Support team based in Emerald on a full-time basis. In this position, you will manage the day-to-day operations of our Emerald Hub and Family Support programs. You will provide professional leadership to employees with emphasis on delivery of high quality, best practice service delivery and be committed to undertake training as part of our organisation’s commitment to ‘Safe and Together’ model and framework.

You will work closely with the regions broader Intensive Family Support Team working across Central Queensland, whilst specifically coordinating the day-to-day operations of the Emerald Intensive Family Support Service (IFSS) as well as the Remote Family support services (RFS) and provide professional leadership to employees with emphasis on delivery of high quality, best practice service delivery.

Whilst the position will be based in Emerald you will be required to undertake some travel to provide support to the following programs and communities:

IFSS Emerald and Longreach
RFS Mt Morgan/Emerald/Hughenden surrounds – based in Townsville.
Linking with Woorabinda Community

What you’ll need:

Tertiary qualification in a relevant field (e.g. Social Work, Psychology or Social Science)
Significant experience providing services to children and families
Knowledge of relevant legislation, policy and licensing requirements associated with Domestic Violence and Child Protection
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
Current Drivers Licence
Working with Children Check (Blue Card)
Please Note: To ensure the health and safety of our people, and the clients, residents, patients and people we serve at Uniting Care Queensland, all staff are required to comply with statutory and Government requirements, such as public health directions, and Uniting Care’s vaccination policy requirements, with respect to COVID-19 vaccinations. The successful applicant must be able to meet Uniting Care’s mandate of receiving all recommended doses of approved Covid-19 vaccines (including boosters) approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and the provision of Covid-19 Certificate before commencing employment.

Supporting you to support others

Family and Disability Services is a respected industry leader and one of Queensland’s largest community service providers, with a wide range of services that provide support to vulnerable individuals, families and communities in metropolitan, regional and remote locations across the State. We’re proudly not-for-profit and offer you:

Access to salary packaging & meal and entertainment benefits
Flexible work arrangements to support work-life balance
Employee assistance, health & wellness programs
Values-based culture & rewards and recognition
Ongoing learning & development

Ready to work together?

Our application process takes less than 15 minutes – Click the ‘APPLY’ button below to be taken to our online application process and upload your resume and cover letter.

Our team are available to answer any questions you may have. We’ll do our best to get back to you 2 weeks from the closing date.

Our approach is simple –everybody is welcome here. At UnitingCare, diversity is at the core of our who we are, our mission and our values. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees no matter their gender, race, culture, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity.

We know that when our people feel respected and valued, we empower them to share that within the communities we serve and to provide the very best care. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

For more information, contact Jacqui O’brien on jacqui.o’brien@ucareqld.com.au.

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