The role

This page outlines the vacancy and the key skills and responsibilities for the role.

Team Leader Family & Children's Programs

Alice Springs, Australia

Reference: 6103412

  • Full time leadership role based in Alice Springs
  • SCHADS Award Level 6 - $107,972 trp (including salary $96,970)
  • Salary packaging option (up to an additional $15,895 p/a)
  • Access to the NT Governments ‘Rent Choice' Affordable Housing Program, eligibility conditions apply.
  • Relocation assistance offered

Drive, mentor and inspire teams who connect, empower, and celebrate communities

What we stand for

With over 20 locations across the Northern Territory and APY Lands our non-profit organisation has grown to over 250 team members who are committed to providing important social services and programs to individuals, couples, families, children, groups, schools, and agencies across the Northern Territory.

Our Family and Community Wellbeing services consist of programs that work together to provide a range of program, activities, and experiences to promote wellbeing and positive family functioning. These are Children and Parenting, Relationship and Counselling Services and Children's Contact centre.

About the role

Based in Alice Springs, this full-time Team Leader role you will use your amazing leadership abilities to ensure the implementation, leadership and integration of our programs. You will build relationships with people and stakeholders within the community - ensuring these programs meet their goals and objectives. You will have a particular focus on mentoring and leading program staff - applying your professional knowledge and support whilst also providing direct services and managing complex clients.

How do you know if you're the right fit?

We are looking for a leader who is keen to use their extensive leadership experiences to drive, mentor and inspire their team to help them succeed. You will be committed to growing relationships and willing to step in and support where needed. Your knowledge of and willingness to immerse yourself in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture will see you thrive in this role.

What we are looking for:

  • Relevant qualification in Counselling, Social Work or Psychology and minimum five years' experience in relevant practice and team leadership
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including report writing and case note writing and supervision, and the ability to communicate effectively with managers, staff and stakeholders across a range of diverse cultural groups and settings.
  • Experience in providing supervision to multi-disciplinary staff.
  • Cultural competency, particularly in working with Indigenous people

How to Apply

For a full role description including key selection criteria, please visit our careers website.

Applications Close: 9am Thursday 6 October 2022

Interviews week of: 10 October 2022

Applications only progress if made directly through our CatholicCare NT website. Expressions of interest from third party job boards will not be considered.

Safeguarding Children & Young People

CatholicCare NT is committed to maintaining zero tolerance of child abuse and neglect, and the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people who access our activities, programs, services and facilities.

Employment is subject to obtaining a satisfactory National police check and Working with Children (Ochre) Card.

If you have resided in an overseas country for 12 months or more in the past 10 years, this position requires you to complete an International Criminal History check (ICHC) prior to you employment commencement date. The outcome of the initial screening check must be satisfactory.

Applications Close: 06 Oct 2022

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The NT Government has introduced a requirement for mandatory COVID 19 vaccines for organisations working with vulnerable people. Read more at:

All positions at CatholicCare NT have been classified as a mandatory worker position for the purpose of COVID-19 vaccines/boosters and directions issued by the NT Chief Health Officer, therefore all candidates are required to have proof of vaccination when submitting your application.

It will be a requirement of all roles that CatholicCare NT employees are to be, and remain, “up to date” with COVID-19 vaccination status.  You will be required to provide evidence (vaccination certificate) prior to being considered for employment with CCNT.