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Team Leader - Youth on Track

Apply now Job no: 984525
Work type: Fixed Term (Full Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services

  • Not for profit salary packaging + other benefits
  • Fixed term full time contract until September 2019
  • Mt Druitt

About Mission Australia

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 155 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combating homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Your Opportunity

To support and supervise staff in delivering intensive case management to young people and their families to address criminogenic risk and need. 

As the Team leader you will oversee the day to day operations as well as the coordination and provision of a range of evidence based interventions


  • Oversee the day to day operations of the Youth on Track team
  • Coordinate the allocation of caseloads and clients to service staff
  • Contribute to staff overall development and future career plans
  • Provide advice and guidance around grant and tender development
  • Develop strong relationships with key external stakeholders including other service providers, community service workers, government agencies
  • Deliver reports that are accurate and in line with all deadlines
  • Report to project manager on any issues that may arise

Position Requirements

  • Previous experience in Community Services with leadership experience or a similar role
  • An understanding of youth and youth homelessness
  • Understanding of the juvenile justice system
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Empathetic, trusty worthy and able to work independently
  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Current driver’s license; senior first aid certificate or willingness to gain it is expected

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check. In addition, there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for work with children, and, as such, prohibited persons cannot apply for this role.


  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Purchase additional annual leave
  • Discounted childcare rates of up to 15% at participating Centres (conditions apply)
  • Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling service

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

Click "APPLY NOW" noting applications close midnight Sunday 25th

For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

for further information regarding the position please read through the Position Description provided Download File YoT Team Leader PD - V3.pdf

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