The role

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Team Leader - Men's Domestic Family Violence (DFV) Programs - Darwin, NT

Darwin, NT

Berrimah, Australia

Reference: 6338717

  • SCHADS Award Level 7 - $117,298 trp (including salary $104,875)
  • Salary packaging option (up to an additional $15,900 p/a)
  • Full time position based in Darwin (till 30 June 2028)
  • Relocation assistance offered

Are you looking to join a diverse team making a positive difference?

About CatholicCare NT and the Program

CatholicCare NT is a not-for-profit organisation, providing social services and programs to individuals, couples, families, children, groups, schools and agencies across the Northern Territory.

CCNT has a dedicated portfolio for Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) encompassing primary prevention, victim-survivor support (including crisis and respite), and programs for those using violence in their relationships.

CCNT's men's DFV programs include a Men's Behaviour Change Program (MBCP) and Court Support for men who use violence in their relationships. The primary purpose of these programs is the safety of women and children.

About the role

The Team Leader Men's DFV Programs is responsible for the leadership and delivery of the MBCP and Men's Court Support Programs. This position has a particular focus on leading and supervising program staff, applying professional knowledge and support, supporting quality practice development and continuous improvement.

A key aspect of the role is ensuring a collaborative and integrated approach with associated women's support services and other CCNT services to mitigate risk and keep those using violence in view. Program portfolios may be subject to change within the contract period. This role has responsibility for line supervision of MBCP staff and the Darwin Court Support Case Manager; and provides program support to the Katherine Court Support Case Worker.

What we are looking for

  • Relevant qualifications with substantial experience within Social Work, Counselling, Public Health, Community Development or a related discipline.
  • Significant experience in relevant practice and team leadership, including facilitating men's behaviour change groups.
  • An understanding of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Theory (ACT) and/or willingness to work within an ACT framework
  • Demonstrated knowledge of DFV response frameworks, risk assessment and safety,
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills encompassing report writing, 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 recording and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data in line with program requirements and leading a team to do the same.
  • Demonstrated 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 15 June 2023

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


The Northern Territory is one of the most culturally diverse places in the world.

Darwin is a vibrant coastal town with an easy commute, lively and diverse culture and situated right next door to world heritage listed Kakadu National Park. Full of contrasting landscapes and diverse habitats, the rugged cliffs of Arnhem Land escarpment hide deep sandstone gorges and pockets of monsoon rainforests, with innumerate waterfalls cascading into pools lined with pandanus and gum trees.

In this role you will have the privilege of working closely with multicultural families and communities It will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in an amazing part of the world. This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn about yourself, other cultures and grow professionally at the same time as making a positive difference in the lives of others.

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: 15 Jun 2023

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