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Team Leader – Intensive Bail Initiative (IBI) & Youth Services
Please note that it is a genuine occupational requirement that this position be filled by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person in accordance with s25 of the Anti-discrimination Act 1991 (Qld). However, other applications may be considered.
Do you want to make a difference?
Kurbingui Youth & Family Development is a not-for-profit Aboriginal community-controlled organisation. Established in 2001, we have continued to grow in the number of services delivered to the community in areas such as employment and training, family support, domestic and family violence, alcohol and substance abuse, cultural education and engagement, support targeting successful educational outcomes for families and children and young people from preschool to tertiary, recreation and sports, early years, youth, women and men, cultural group activities, social, emotional well-being – suicide prevention, crisis response and treatment and health and nutrition.
Intensive Bail Initiative (IBI)
The purpose of the Intensive Bail Initiative (IBI) is about reconnecting young people and healing young peoples’ connections. The initiative responds to the needs of young people who are known repeat / recidivist offenders with complex needs and their family members. The aim is to support young people on bail, including those who are subject to a Conditional Bail Program (CBP) or Electronic Monitoring trial as a condition of bail. Support is available to young people in contact with the Queensland Police Service / Youth Justice Co-Responder Team (CRT) through the Community Co-Responder component of IBI.
The youth programs are collectively aimed at responding to vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and their families and support network, and provide access to high-quality services at the right time to help them to achieve their goals related to the service. For example, cease participating in anti-social or criminal activity, successfully achieve educational outcomes, and/or gain and retain employment.
The Team Leader has responsibility for support and supervision of the team, including outreach and diversionary staff, as well as managing day-to-day running of the programs. As the IBI program works predominantly with young people who are engaging in high-risk behaviours and their families, often in crisis, the ability to be assertive and highly organised, provide support to staff in high-stress environments as well as manage relationships with partner agencies and funding bodies is essential.
The Team Leader works Monday to Friday, primarily in business hours, with some capacity and flexibility required to manage after hours on-call support of outreach staff any night of the week and weekends (although this can fluctuate).
- Minimum diploma qualifications and/or equivalent professional experience in Social Work, Human Services, Psychology, Behavioural Science, Social Science, Health, Youth Work, Community Services or relevant field.
- Extensive experience in conducting safety and risk assessments, cultural safety, youth and family support intervention services; focusing on neglect, DFV etc, education, employment and training.
- Demonstrated experience in bail support and crisis response, specifically with young people, including complex trauma-based behaviour management, case management and referral pathways.
- Solid understanding and knowledge of all related legislation, specifically relating to Youth Justice and Child Safety.
- An extensive understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures, protocols and societies and the issues which impact upon them in contemporary society together with a commitment to culturally safe engagement and practices.
- Demonstrated ability to build an effective team with a culture of high performance.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, organise and coordinate own and others’ workloads.
- Demonstrated knowledge of culturally appropriate strength-based approach within a family support context.
- Effective communication, administration, database entry and report-writing skills.
- Knowledge of local community protocols and established community connections within the Brisbane north and Moreton Bay geographical catchments.
- Experience in collaborative program arrangements with relevant agencies, other service providers, and key stakeholders.
- A well-developed professional therapeutic framework for working with children and young people, their families, extended families, community and other key stakeholders.
- Demonstrated knowledge of normal child development trajectories and the impact of child abuse and neglect, including s$xual abuse, to children’s and young person’s functioning; including effective culturally safe individual and family intervention methods.
- Demonstrated ability to work in authentic partnership with other professionals and organisations; including dialogue, negotiation and conflict management skills in critical decision-making processes.
- Demonstrated experience in the professional supervision of team members involving critical strength based reflection, to enhance both their practice skills and professional knowledge-base.
- Demonstrated ability to produce written case notes and reports that are clear and structured and evidence sound theoretical understandings, within a structured management and accountability framework, with strict confidentiality considerations.
- Demonstrated time management skills, with ability to balance and prioritise various client engagement, staff management and administrative and reporting requirements.
- Willing and able to work within a culturally safe context and Kurbingui Youth & Family Development’s mission, vision and values.
How to apply?
- If this opportunity sounds like it’s the one for you, please click ‘Apply Now’ and provide a copy of your current resume and a cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria listed above.
- Applications that do not address these requirements will not be considered.
- Address all applications to Lisa Russell, HR Advisor, Kurbingui Youth and Family Development.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No agencies please.
Please note: We review applications on a rolling basis.
You will receive a competitive remuneration package and salary sacrifice options in line with the ‘Fisher’ & ‘316 Regulation’ pay scale and Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award.
A copy of the position description can be requested from Lisa Russell, on email@example.com
Employment is conditional upon maintaining a clear personal history screening checks throughout employment.
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