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Gateway Family Services

(an activity of Blaxland Uniting Church)



28 hrs / 4 days per week


We are seeking a qualified and experienced professional to join our team in the role of Team Leader with the Enrich program. 

Gateway Family Services (GFS) is a welfare service founded and supported by Blaxland Uniting Church.  It has been serving families in the Blue Mountains since 1990 and in Penrith since 2006.  Gateway is committed to building a stronger community through helping to build stronger families.  GFS operates from multiple offices located in Blaxland and Katoomba and provides outreach services in Penrith.

GFS offers clients a range of services to support and strengthen families within their communities including :

  • in-home family support, case management and counselling
  • parenting groups
  • emergency relief
  • community activities
  • information and advocacy

Having begun as an outreach activity of the Uniting Church, it is important all GFS staff have a willingness to work within the Mission, Vision & Values of GFS and the Uniting Church. Applicants are encouraged to read more about these statements on our website:

You will be joining a strong and significant organisation and play an instrumental role in service delivery. Leave work each day feeling part of making a difference to the local community!


About the Position …

This role involves leading and supporting a team of highly qualified and experienced professionals in the areas of counselling and family work. The Enrich project works across Penrith and Blue Mountains LGA’s and provides family work in a primarily home visiting model and counselling including art and play therapy and generalist parenting from the Katoomba base. The Enrich project also provides various parenting group programs.


What you’ll need to succeed …

We are looking for an experienced leader who has a sound knowledge of the community sector. You'll be an outstanding communicator and negotiator with a demonstrated track record of strong representation and networking to achieve strategic goals and maintain service provision.


Selection Criteria …

  • Minimum 3- 5 years in a similar role
  • Tertiary qualifications in counselling/social work or related fields
  • Demonstrated capacity and experience working in a Strength based framework AND  Solution focused brief therapy  model
  • Capacity and experience in supervising clinical staff
  • Specific Training in a recognised Solution Focused Brief Therapy course
  • Demonstrated capacity to oversee projects and meet agreed KPI’s
  • Thorough knowledge of current child protection theory and practice
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Word & Outlook
  • Ability to work respectfully with social and cultural diversity
  • Commitment to Social Justice
  • Willingness to work within the GFS service mission, policies & philosophy and the ethos of the Uniting Church of Australia
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence & use of a reliable, comprehensively insured motor vehicle
  • Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with Aboriginal community (desirable)
  • Experience working in not for profit, non-government organisations (desirable)
  • Computer literacy in all Microsoft Office applications (desirable)


What you’ll get in return …

  • Some above Award conditions
  • Salary Packaging
  • High level of diversity in role
  • Excellent working environment


How to Apply …

The recruitment for this role is being managed by an external recruitment agency – Total Workforce Services.

Please request an Information Pack (including the full Job Description) by contacting Total Work Force on (02) 4555 4634 or email

All applicants will be required to address the criteria mentioned in the dot points above.

To apply please send a cover letter addressing the criteria or the selection criteria form (from the Information Pack) along with your resume before the closing date.


Closing date: COB (5pm) Monday 23rd July 2018


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