Team Leader - AOD

Location WA


Max-term full-time to 30 June 2021 Great location in Northbridge - a short walk from the Perth train station A new people leader opportunity leading a small team in AOD Outreach support About Us Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 years. Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more. We are generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Mission Australia is committed to keeping children and young people safe with zero tolerance of harm or abuse, and expect all our employees and volunteers to reflect this commitment. Your Opportunity A new position has become available at Mission Australia to join our fun and dynamic team in Northbridge as a Team Leader. You will be supporting the program manager with the day-to-day operations of; providing case management and outreach support for the AOD Outreach Hub.

The Youth Alcohol and Other Drug Outreach Hub provide an integrated alcohol and other drugs (AOD) outreach, treatment and support service for young people aged 12-25 years in the Perth Metropolitan area who are at risk of or are experiencing AOD-related mental health issues or other co-occurring complexities. This role will attract a passionate senior youth worker with sector experience in AOD outreach and a strong track record in leading small teams or are ready to make that next step in their career. Your key responsibilities will be to: Respond to referrals and coordinate new client intake and allocations within the team Maintain a caseload of clients and provide ongoing person-centred case management Develop strong relationships with stakeholders to ensure effective operation in the Perth Metropolitan area Lead and provide supervision of a small and diverse team of approximately six staff Coordinate and maintain a roster for service operations Requirements for Success To be successful in this role you will need to possess: A relevant university degree with relevant experience Demonstrated experience working with vulnerable young people Demonstrated experience working with people with complex mental health needs Demonstrated experience leading teams and people management The ability to maintain and develop effective relationships with stakeholders Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people.

Culture & Benefits A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, persevera.

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19 Sep 2020


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