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Team Leader AOD - Tiwi Islands, NT

Tiwi Islands, Australia

Reference: 5786006

  • SCHADS Award Level 6 - $103,222 trp (including salary $92,704)
  • Salary packaging option (up to an additional $15,895 p/a)
  • Full time position based in Tiwi Islands (till 30.06.2023)
  • Relocation assistance offered
  • Remote area allowance
  • Five Weeks Annual Leave
  • Subsidised single person accommodation provided
  • Bi-monthly weekend visits to Darwin (Additional Employee Benefit)

We are looking for an experienced Team Leader to join our team in Tiwi Islands NT, providing leadership, support, coaching and mentoring to the team across suicide and violence prevention and AOD programs.

Our Tiwi Islands offices provides individual, family and community counselling and group work services to the community in areas of alcohol and other drugs, suicide prevention, financial wellbeing and capability, family violence, safe house and sports and recreation programs across the 3 communities.

About the role

As a Team Leader at CatholicCare NT, you will be responsible for the implementation, leadership, and integration of suicide and violence prevention and AOD programs. You'll feel a sense of accomplishment leading and mentoring staff members in your program, providing them with motivation and development opportunities. You'll oversee and contribute to the delivery of direct services, building your own skills working with participants with complex needs. You'll enjoy collaborating with various stakeholders and constantly be evaluating your program's effectiveness.

What we are looking for

  • A degree in human services or equivalent with substantial experience in the area of Alcohol and Drug treatment
  • Minimum five years' experience in relevant practice and team leadership.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills report writing, case note writing
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with managers, staff and stakeholders across a range of diverse cultural groups and settings.
  • Experience in reporting and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data in line with program requirements and leading a team to do the same.
  • Experience in providing supervision to multi-disciplinary staff.
  • 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 27 January 2022

Interviews on week starting: 31 January 2022

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

This position is classified as a mandatory worker position for the purpose of COVID-19 vaccines and directions issued by the NT Chief Health Officer.


Comprising Bathurst and Melville Islands, with a population of around 2500, the Tiwi Islands are only 80km north of Darwin. The islands are home to the Tiwi people, who have a strong affiliation with their land and a distinctive culture and language. There are school and medical facilities on the islands and regular plane, passenger ferry and barge services operating from Darwin.

The Tiwi Islands are known as 'the islands of smiles'. The Tiwi people are internationally renowned for their individual style of art including carvings and bright textile designs. Prized by collectors, many Tiwi artists have exhibited around the world.

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: 27 Jan 2022