Practice LeadFull-time opportunity This role is paid under the Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Services Award 2010- Level 6  About the Opportunity The Practice Leader is a specialist position within the Samaritans Child Youth and Family early intervention and family preservation programs. The position is responsible for the guidance, support and mentoring of staff in the implementation of effective practice relating to children, young people, families and communities. The Practice Leader works across the teams delivering early intervention and family preservation casework and case management. The practice leader is responsible to develop and implement best practice, evidence informed supports to improve the outcomes for children, young people, families and carers who are engaged in the early intervention and family preservation services. The Practice Leader will be consulted for their practice knowledge and the application of best practice principles to inform and influence practice. Why work for us?Our team are the heart of what we do here at Samaritans. As a part of the Samaritans team, you have access to the following great benefits:14 weeks paid maternity leave or 3 weeks paid parental pay. + Super Contributions after 12 monthsSalary Packaging on a range of everyday living expenses (Mortgage, Rent and Bills), up to $611/fortnightUp to 40% on school enrolment fees at any of our Newcastle Anglican schoolsMeals & Entertainment Salary packaging up to $2,650 Access to Fitness Passport (over 300+gyms)Free access to our corporate Employee Assistance ProgramFlexible working options Career and development opportunities Essential Criteria Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Social Science, Psychology or related fieldA minimum of five years experience in the delivery of human servicesRelevant experience in leadership and/or consultationDemonstrated ability to use a culturally appropriate approach in implementing appropriate models of intervention, create opportunities, empower and promote the wellbeing of young people through engagement of families and carersDemonstrated knowledge of therapeutic services that may be used by children, young people and their families such as CAMHS, headspace, NDISStrong interpersonal skills that provide the basis for effective negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution practices and outcomesA non-judgemental and empathetic approach to engaging and working with young people and their familiesAbility to develop rapport with carers, child/young people and their families/significant others and CommunityDemonstrated commitment and ability to maintain confidentiality and accountability; including records of children and young people and their families, team and organisational discussionsThe ability to effectively develop and maintain positive working relationships and networks with other Government and Non-Government agencies/servicesDemonstrated ability to participate positively in team work, training and supervision processesThe successful applicant will possess or willingness to obtain the following: NSW Working with Children Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check, First aid & CPR certificate  and undertake a pre-employment functional medical. Who we are?Newcastle Anglican is at the core of some of the most well-known businesses within Newcastle, Hunter, Central Coast & Mid North Coast organisations. Our service agencies include Anglican Care and Samaritans as well as Newcastle Anglican Schools Corporation and 54 Anglican parishes.For more information on who we are and the work we do, visit . You can learn about our Vision, Values and Service Philosophy here via YouTube.For further information please email our Talent Team at apply click Apply now! Please include your cover letter addressing the essential criteria, and your resume. Applications Close: When we find you!Samaritans promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children and young people. AUD Newcastle 2300