The Therapeutic Supported Independent Living (TSIL) program is a newly created position that falls within the Permanency Support Program (PSP) which listens to the voices of young people, recognises their uniqueness and tailors responses to their individual needs.
The TSIL Manager is responsible for supervising and coordinating the (TSIL) Program, together with its small team, to support young people transition to independence in line with the principles of Intensive Therapeutic Care.
The position has a key role in ensuring that best practice outcomes are achieved for the children and young people through the promotion of positive attitudes and lifestyle choices and the effective management and mitigation of risk in line with Safeguarding and WHS requirements.
About the Role
In this role you will have responsibility for supervising and coordinating the TSIL Program and the TSIL team.
Working closely with the Care Team and Therapeutic Specialist the successful candidate will oversee client intake and assessment, risk and documentation analysis and manage tenancy agreements for the young people in the Living Skills Program ensuring young people are in line with their contractual agreements.
With the support and direction of upper management you will be guided by the principles of permanency support and intensive therapeutic care. The successful candidate will use their energy and practical leadership approach to:
- Provide mentoring and support to your team, ensuring they have the right tools to create positive change;
- Be responsible for rostering, house budgets and accounts, safeguarding, risk and WHS, and overseeing reporting and documentation;
- Develop a collaborative and accountable team through your focus on strengths-based solutions-focused supervision, reflective practice, self-care, performance and achievement of outcomes.
To succeed in this role you will need:
- Degree qualification in Social Work, Psychology or Social Welfare, including electives on trauma, OR
- Relevant Diploma and Graduate Certificate or significant training in Developmental Trauma, Statutory Child Protection, or Client Intervention and Case Management.
- Demonstrated experience in working with high risk or vulnerable children and young people in an out of home care environment;
- Strong background in leading a small team using contemporary approaches;
- Experience supervising staff across multiple locations is preferred
- Current and valid Australian Drivers Licence and your own fully insured vehicle
To apply please submit your application via the SEEK application button.
For a confidential discussion, please call Lillian Evans on (02) 9157 6205.