Team Leader – Child and Family | Western Sydney

Wesley Dalmar Child & Family Team

  • full-time position (38 hours per week)
  • based in Quakers Hill, and covering the Blacktown and Hills District
  • generous salary packaging and assigned 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

Wesley Mission’s Community and Family Care teams build resilience and strengthen capacity in the local communities where we work.  We work with children (0-12 years) and their families using trauma-informed, person-centred approach in a holistic manner and on a voluntary basis. 

About the role

The Team Leader will provide line supervision and support to the Child and Family Team who service Blacktown and the Hills District. Ensuring data is collected and uploaded, mentoring staff in the use of clinical assessments, Carelink+ and DeX reporting portal, and ensuring case notes are kept to a high standard are some of the duties performed in this role.

We are looking for an outstanding Team Leader who is conscientious, reliable and motivated about making a difference.  The Team Leader will provide line supervision, practice innovation and evidenced based support to the Child and Family Team who service Blacktown and the Hills District.

All staff at Child, Youth & Family 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.

Essential Criteria

  • degree in Social Work, Psychology, Social Science or other relevant Degree & minimum 2 years’ leadership experience
  • experience in supporting staff who provide service to children, young people and families in diverse settings, including home and school visits, supported playgroups and centre based care
  • a proven ability to support staff whilst they develop case summaries, child protection reports and case studies to ensure client centred practice and processes are maintained and developed
  • ability to build cooperative relationships with internal and external services and funding partners
  • an aptitude for reporting on client and service data to funding partners and stakeholders in an effective, professional, and timely manner
  • cultural competence and experience working alongside culturally and linguistically diverse people and First Nations families
  • ability to meet KPIs
  • current NSW or National Driver’s Licence
  • Working with Children’s Check & criminal record history check.

Desirable Criteria

  • a broad understanding of the Community Services sector within Blacktown & the Hills District.


Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with SCHADS Level 6 plus super. An assigned motor vehicle will be applicable to this role. Generous salary packaging, training budget, external supervision and applicable allowances available.

Closing date

20 March 2023 at 5pm.

Apply now

Please find an Application Pack, including Position Description attached.

Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a one-page cover letter addressing all the selection criteria and why you would be a good fit for the role. Please include the completed Wesley Mission Application for Employment.


Recruitment Process

  1. a 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 at Quakers Hill.
  5. reference & probity checks. 

If you have any queries, please contact Amy Clark on or 0438 980 399.

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.

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).

Wesley Child and Family team is committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the communities we work within. Whilst not a requirement, we strongly encourage people from the following background/s to apply:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • people who Identify as LGBTQIA+
  • people of colour (e.g. identifying as cultural, religious and/or ethnically diverse).

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