About the Company
As part of the international Key Assets Group, Key Assets is an award winning not for profit children's services agency. Founded in 2007, Key Assets has grown to provide foster care and related services in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia, Victoria and Norfolk Island. An organisation that strives for continuous improvement, Key Assets partner with statutory bodies and foster carers to provide the best care and outcomes of success for children and young people.
A unique opportunity has become available for an established Unit Manager to lead the child protection services in Norfolk Island. Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will supervise a culturally sensitive, child focused service and well-regarded team. The preferred candidate will collaborate effectively with other professional and community partners to promote the wellbeing of children, young people and their families. You will also develop a 'community hub' and support community engagement activities and consultations.
Key responsibilities include:
- Leading and managing a team of child protection professionals with a view to deliver quality, child focused services.
- Provide leadership and management of all operational aspects of the Unit, including human resources, finance and office administration.
- In conjunction with key stakeholders, develop and implement operational policies and procedures that are consistent with legislation, Key Assets policies and good practice principles.
- Develop strong relationships with community partners and increase service awareness within the broader community.
- Participate in the on call roster (additional wages paid).
As a proven manager within child protection, you will possess:
- A Social Work qualification and demonstrated experience in statutory child protection (essential).
- A child focused approach.
- Exceptional management skills with proven ability to build and maintain a high performing and engaged team.
- Resilient and understanding of the difficulties of working in a remote and complex setting.
- Strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to build trust and engagement with the local community, demonstrating cultural sensitivity and empathy.
- Strong initiative and logic.
- The ability to work autonomously.
What's on Offer
This is a truly rare opportunity to expand your skillset as a child protection expert in a unique setting. Working within a well-established organisation, make a genuine impact to the quality of child & family services in Norfolk Island. You will also receive a competitive salary with NFP salary packaging benefits and additional allowances and benefits.
For a confidential discussion or role related queries, please call Jessica Lewy on (02) 9157 6215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, please follow the link.