Fostering Team Leader

Springwood QLD, Australia

  • Supportive team environment
  • Rewarding role
  • Report directly to the Service Manager

Churches of Christ in Queensland, Children, Youth and Families, Springwood

3 month fixed-term, full-time opportunity 


About the role

In this rewarding role you will be responsible for overseeing carer recruitment and monitoring the quality of care being provided to children and young people living in family-based placements. You will be the go-to person for supervising the referral and matching processes, care planning activities and the provision of ongoing support, monitoring and supervision.  

No two days will be the same in this diverse role however your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing the initial and ongoing assessment, planning, delivery and review of strategies that address children and young people's care and developmental needs across all the life domains;
  • Managing all aspects of the workforce within area of responsibility;
  • Ensuring associated legislative and external reporting requirements are met.

You will be a part of a team of heartfelt practitioners who aim to give children and young people a positive journey through care.


About you

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

As a highly deadline focussed individual, you are capable of delivering results with ease. You are a charismatic leader who assimilates seamlessly with your team members and can mentor them to overcome organisational hurdles and achieve shared goals.

With excellent communication skills, you are capable of liaising comfortably with a range of internal and external stakeholders. You have a comprehensive knowledge of legislative and service requirements and effortlessly promote a culture of compliance.

To be suitable for this position, your qualifications for the role will consist of:

  • A recognised qualification (Bachelor's degree or higher) in Social/Behavioural Sciences or related discipline;
  • Solid experience in leading a multidisciplinary team in a child protection context;
  • Applied knowledge and understanding of child protection and out-of-home care frameworks including knowledge of The Child Protection Act 1999;
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of care services to children and young people in statutory care;
  • Practical knowledge of financial management systems and budgeting. 

Importantly, you will be someone who closely aligns with our organisational values of: Unconditional Love, Continual Innovation, Mutual Trust and Wise Stewardship.


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. Over 800 dedicated foster and kinship carers help us provide a vital safety net for these young people. 


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. You’ll also find we offer a family friendly work culture.

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). To ensure your career can grow, we are constantly exploring innovative training and development programs. 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 resume. For further information, please contact Leanne Smith on 07 3387 6200.

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

Applications close: Thursday 19 December 2019



Fostering Team Leader (CYF_Communities).pdf

Type: Fixed Term

Category: Child ; Youth and Family Services

Reference ID: RT000037

Date Posted: 12/12/2019