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Team Leader Frontyard Accommodation


  • Do you want to be part of leading something new and innovative in the community services sector?
  • Ongoing full-time position
  • State-of-the-art facility in Melbourne’s CBD

About Frontyard Youth Services

MCM is adding new streams to its support (integrated service) model at Frontyard, including the CBD’s first high support crisis accommodation.

While the new streams will have a strong focus on assertively engaging with young people aged 17-25 who are sleeping rough in the city, Frontyard will continue to be a place where all young people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness can access support. 

Frontyard Youth Services is a specialist youth service providing a range of multidisciplinary programs to meet the holistic needs of young people aged between 12 and 25 years who are at risk or experiencing homelessness. Frontyard aims to support young people to meet their physical, emotional and social needs and to develop pathways out of homelessness.  Many of the services at Frontyard work with young people across greater Melbourne and throughout Victoria.

Frontyard’s support model includes a suite of primary and allied health, specialist housing, assertive outreach, therapeutic supports, early intervention & prevention services, legal, education and employment support. Additionally, Frontyard’s 18 bed crisis accommodation operates 24/7 and provides higher intensity supports, including enhanced mental health, drug and alcohol, and therapeutic supports, to respond and creatively engage those young people with the most complex barriers.

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About the role

The Team Leader is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the Frontyard Accommodation program, lead and supervise the team, and for ensuring that young people receive a high quality service where they are assisted and empowered to develop and resolve a range of psychosocial needs, and further their wellbeing.

Skills & experience include but are not limited to:


  • A bachelor degree in Social Work, Youth Work or related fields with extensive experience of working with young people from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated experience leading a team of professionals working in a youth homelessness context with the ability to oversee a range of crisis interventions and management strategies to young people at risk.
  • A demonstrated ability to lead, guide, supervise and support employees with a sound understanding of supervision guidelines and best practice principles.Availability to work shift work including weekends and night shifts.
  • Provide First Aid certificate (formerly First Aid Level 2).


  • Experience in assisting the research and/or implementation of pilot projects, new services, and/or innovations that aim to address particular needs of the community.
  • Experience working within an integrated model of care that engages the services of range of disciplines and community agencies.

Download position description for the full duties and key selection criteria.

For enquiries about this role please contact Trish Barclay, Operations Manager – Frontyard Accommodation via email.


We offer a competitive remuneration package including an attractive salary, access to tax-effective salary packaging arrangements and supportive work/life balance provisions. MCM recognises the importance of investing in the training, learning and development of our employees.

How to apply

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a current CV and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.

Applications via email.

Applications close at 5pm on 27 August 2019. 

As part of MCM’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening checks process. Successful appointment to a position will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, and current and valid driver license. All costs associated with safety screening checks with the exception of the National Police Check will be at applicants’ expense.

Our commitment to diversity

At MCM, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please advise the recruiting manager whose contact details are listed in the advertisement. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you. 

Our commitment to safety

MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.

Position details

  • Date posted

    13 August 2019
  • Closing Date

    27 August 2019
  • Location

    Melbourne CBD
  • Work type

    Full Time
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