Team Leader – OOHC


Team Leader - OOHC

Northern Beaches & North Shore
Community Services & Development
Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services
$88,761.92 - $92,773.20 + Super + Salary Packaging
We are looking for Team Leaders to join our OOHC Program at The Burdekin Association! You will be passionate, skilled and driven to make a real difference in the lives of our young people!

About us

The Burdekin Association Inc. (  is a community-based not-for-profit organisation. We aim to prevent youth homelessness and family breakdown by providing a range of innovative accommodation, care and support services to young people and families on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Inner West suburbs.

The role

  • Working in our OOHC Program in the Northern Beaches and North Shore
  • Supervise the day to day running of the home to ensure household duties are completed and the property and grounds are maintained
  • Monitor and update staffing rosters to ensure cost effectiveness and adequate staffing levels to maintain care 24 hours a day and meet the needs of residents
  • Oversee planned and unplanned client moves
  • Ensure the delivery of quality service provision to children and young people in Burdekin’s care. Coordinating activities associated with the residential home, ensuring an emotionally positive and physically stable environment for staff and residents.
  • Promote and support the delivery of person-centred services in line with The Burdekin Association’s values, vision and strategic directions.
  • Provide leadership and motivation to direct care workers by offering support and guidance
  • Demonstrated understanding of Behaviour Support Plans, Case Plans, Placement Plans and general Burdekin policies and procedure
  • Measure the outcomes of children /young people placed in residential care by assessing their overall development
  • In consultation with the Program Manager, assist in the management of reportable conduct matters and as delegated, liaise with the relevant statutory authorities to ensure appropriate steps are taken to ensure that young people in Burdekin approved care are safe and are being cared for in accordance with the required standards

About you - essential criteria:

  • Degree in relevant field
  • 2 years of experience in leadership role
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience of providing social work services to clients including complex cases
  • Must have your own vehicle and drivers licence
  • Experience working with children and young people with complex behaviours

The Burdekin Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Applications are encouraged from people with culturally & linguistically diverse and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island indigenous backgrounds. 

Why join Burdekin

  • Lead a team to help improve the lives of young people in our care
  • The opportunity to build a career with a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to making a difference
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members
  • Induction program when you commence
  • Phone and laptop provided
  • Positive team culture: staff podcast, staff newsletter, staff lunches, games & trivia nights and more!
  • Significantly increase your take home pay with NFP salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program – independent confidential counselling service