Team Leader (Adolescent focused) | Blacktown

Wesley Family Preservation WSNBM

  • permanent full-time position
  • based in Blacktown, NSW
  • attractive salary packaging and motor vehicle available.

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

About the program

The Family Preservation WSNBM program provides targeted support to vulnerable families to prevent children and young people (0 to 17 years old) from escalating into the child-protection or Out of Home Care system.

All staff at Family Preservation WSNBM work hard to develop and maintain harmonious working relationships in an autonomous-supportive work environment where they are all trained to be the best in their field. Wesley Mission provides regular supervision, support and training for all staff.

What you’ll do

We are looking for an outstanding Team Leader who is conscientious, reliable and motivated about making a difference.  As a Team Leader you will be leading a team of exceptional professionals who practise within an evidenced based framework.  We are seeking staff who wish to apply their skills in the complex adolescent, child protection area. Although this will be your focus, your team will have to work with all members of the family unit.

Work within the service provision guidelines and Wesley Family Preservation’s Foundations for Change Framework by maintaining a focus on child wellbeing outcomes which are managed through mandatory reporter guidelines and effective safety planning with the family.

Who you are

  • university qualifications in Social Work or equivalent
  • experience of working within community services and / or child and family social work environment at an operational management level
  • demonstrated experience in people management and leadership
  • demonstrated commitment to child focused practice, that involves the identification and analysis of safety and wellbeing concerns for children
  • supportive, tactful and empathetic nature with the ability to make clear judgements that promotes the rights, interests and wellbeing of children
  • culturally competent with experience working alongside CALD and Aboriginal families
  • NSW Drivers Licence
  • current Working with Children’s Check (WWCC).

Your benefits

  • generous leave entitlements including 9 weeks ‘top up pay’ in conjunction with government paid parental leave, paid study leave and paid domestic violence leave
  • fully maintained motor vehicle
  • Employee Assistance Program (free counselling service)
  • paid Work Health and Safety training including First Aid and CPR
  • $250 Finder’s Fee for referrals
  • quarterly Rewards and Recognition Program
  • dull salary packaging
  • professional training and development
  • hybrid working arrangements
  • 9-day fortnight.


Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the SCHADS Award, Level 6, plus super. Salary packaging and access to motor vehicle is available.

Closing date

22 November 2022.

Apply now

Please find an Application Pack, including Position Description attached.

If you have any queries, please contact

Recruitment process

  1. brief telephone conversation to confirm details of the role and arrange a telephone interview
  2. telephone interview
  3. online aptitude testing and a behavioural questionnaire
  4. face-to-face interview
  5. reference & probity checks.

Interviews will be held: 30 November 2022 at Blacktown.

Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values and worker code of conduct. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can feel safe and valued.

Preferred applicants will be requested to undergo an online psychometric test, prior to interview. The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number).

At Wesley Family Preservation, everyone is welcome and respected. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

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