Team Leader-Therapeutic Services


  • Make a difference in the lives of children
  • Attractive salary and excellent benefits including, phone, vehicle, tablet and salary packaging
  • Sydney role – part time four days per week

The Australian Childhood Foundation has a strong reputation for delivery of clinical services, professional training and secondary consultation programs built upon up to date and evidence and based upon theoretical frameworks including the neurobiology of trauma, attachment and relational theories and child development.  This theoretical framework provides the foundation upon which all elements of care and intervention are provided by the therapeutic care programs.

The opportunity:

The position of Team Leader will help manage and support the continued implementation of the OurSPACE Therapeutic Services Program across NSW.

The OurSPACE program has been funded under Their Futures Matter reforms implemented by the NSW Government. It recognizes that through the relationships they form, Foster-carers and Kinship carers provide continual moments of repair for the children who they look after. It includes the implementation of a statewide helpline for carers as well as provide therapeutic intervention to children and carers which aims to increase placement stability and improve developmental outcomes of children in care. It uses the Foundation’s integrated model of evidence informed trauma based therapeutic practice.

OurSPACE also includes a partnership with Ngaoara to provide specific assessments and support for children and young people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island backgrounds and their carers.

About the role:

We are seeking a collaborative Team Leader who will lead and supervise a small team of counsellors and Therapeutic Specialists in the OurSPACE program. You will be working closely with the Program Manager to ensure the development and delivery of high quality counselling programs, therapeutic out of home care programs as well providing expert advice to key stakeholders.

As the Team Leader you will be responsible for the key areas of:

  • Supervision
  • Program development, implementation and review
  • Specialist therapeutic support and advice
  • Advocacy, research and training

About you:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline.
  • Experience in a similar leadership role.
  • Willingness to undergo a Criminal Records Check
  • Current and valid Working with Children Check
  • Current drivers licence

Remuneration & Benefits:

The salary package is based on the terms and conditions of a Social and Community Services Employee Level 7 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, exclusive of superannuation and including access to salary packaging, a company provided vehicle, tablet and mobile phone.

In joining a strong, values based organisation, you will also have access to ongoing Professional Development and an Employee Assistance Program.

To apply:

Please email to request a copy of the position description for this role or for more information on the role. Then to apply please email with a copy of your current resume along with a cover letter addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria (located in the position description).

The Australian Childhood Foundation is committed to E.E.O principles and a smoke-free workplace. The Australian Childhood Foundation meets all of its obligations as a Safeguarding Children organisation. The successful applicant is required to comply with all of its policies, including its Code of Conduct and child protection policies.

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