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Team Leader - Wellbeing Outreach Service- Maximum Term Until 30/06/2022


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The Organisation

Proudly serving Australians since 1928, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) provides emergency aero medical and health services for people in rural and remote Australia. In Victoria, the RFDS works in partnership with a number of community health organisations across the State to improve the health and well-being of our rural and regional communities. We believe in creating opportunities so all Victorians have the choice to access essential primary health care services.

Full-time opportunity, maximum term contract until 30/06/2022 with the possibility of extension, $90-95K base salary (dependent on qualifications and experience) plus superannuation and salary packaging. This role could be based in Richmond, Melbourne or Gippsland.

RFDS are now accepting applications for a Team Leader within our Wellbeing Outreach Service. The RFDS Victoria CARE program is a new non-clinical outreach program designed to support the mental health and wellbeing of bushfire-affected communities in East Gippsland.

The Team Leader will work as part of the Outreach CARE Team, leading the delivery of youth and social outreach mental health and wellbeing support to bushfire affected communities across East Gippsland.

This diverse role will be essential in providing leadership and management to the Outreach CARE Team, ensuring day to day operations are carried out and that a high quality and safe service is delivered to service users. The Team Leader will provide escalation and risk management support and guidance to Youth and Social Outreach Workers, facilitate adequate supervision, engage in caseload reviews and will actively manage service processes. This role will also provide outreach wellbeing support to individuals, groups, community leaders across East Gippsland.

About You

  • You will have experience managing a small size team and be passionate about leading a high performing team
  • You will have a passion for providing high quality service
  • You will have the ability to work in a highly productive environment with time pressures whilst managing multiple tasks.
  • As a values driven individual, you pride yourself on your ability to positively contribute to a supportive team culture and thrive on working within passionate and professional multidisciplinary group.
  • You will enjoy driving and be willing to travel across Victoria
  • You will be willing to deliver services via telehealth

Key Selection Criteria

  • Tertiary qualification which includes one or more of the following: Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health Nursing or Occupational Therapy
  • And hold or be eligible for AHRPA or AASW Registration
  • A minimum of 2 years practice experience
  • Demonstrated experience managing small teams including the facilitation of supervision, budget monitoring and performance management processes.
  • Advanced problem solving and decision making skills and demonstrated experience
  • Experience in service development and quality monitoring and improvement.
  • Local knowledge of East Gippsland would be preferable

This is a rare opportunity to work for an iconic Australian organisation that promotes a supportive and inclusive working culture. If this sounds like the role for you please provide your CV and a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria above (no more than 2 pages) by COB Tuesday June 22nd 2021.

Please note that due to the large volume of applications received RFDS will only be contacting those shortlisted for interviews. We reserve the right to close this ad prior to the advertised date if the right candidate is found.

RFDS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.