Team Leader - Broome


  • Make a difference in the lives of children
  • Competitive salary and excellent benefits package including, remote allowance of $15,000, phone, tablet and salary packaging
  • Salary packaging remote area benefit of up to 50%
  • Broome location

The Australian Childhood Foundation has a strong reputation for delivery of therapeutic services, professional training and secondary consultation built upon up-to-date evidence based theoretical frameworks including the neurobiology of trauma, attachment and relational theories and child development. This theoretical framework provides the foundation upon which all elements of care and intervention are provided by the Foundations Therapeutic Services.

ACF currently has an exciting vacancy for a Team Leader based in Broome to lead a team of Aboriginal staff to deliver an integrated approach to the delivery of Intensive Family Support Services and Family Care Support Program in the West Kimberley. This role provides an innovative opportunity to apply trauma-informed and culturally strong approaches in practice with at risk children, young people and families.

Your primary responsibilities:

  • Providing effective support and clinical/practice supervision to Aboriginal staff working in to the two programs.
  • Overseeing the day to day management of the service in conjunction with management of partner agencies.
  • Coordination of the intake process for external referrals to the program including management of the wait list.
  • Work in collaboration with Aboriginal Therapeutic Case Workers, to provide additional expertise/resourced to their work with families and or providing mentoring and training to staff.
  • Collaborating with the ACF Program Manager to develop and implement quality assurance and program development measures to ensure the program performance remains of a high quality.
  • Collaborating with partner agencies and other key stakeholders to ensure the effectiveness of the programs for families receiving a service.
  • Facilitating the development of innovative program initiatives that effectively meet the needs of children and young people and families in the service.
  • Provide clinical leadership in the implementation of the care plan including trauma assessment, needs identification, risk assessment, practice guidelines, case documentation and transition planning.
  • Undertake specialized trauma assessments for children and young people referred into the program from other sources.

About you – Key Selection Criteria:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direct service in the clinical assessment and treatment of children, young people and families.
  • Highly developed ability to provide secondary consultation and advice to clinicians and other professionals.
  • Ability to deliver culturally secure services that integrate cultural healing principles.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead and manage in an area of challenging and complex practice.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trauma, attachment and neurobiology frameworks and theories.
  • Substantial experience in the area of child abuse and/or in working with traumatised children and young people.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and the capacity to negotiate and liaise with volunteers, including carers, other agencies and the community.
  • A sophisticated understanding of the complexity of the service system and the issues involved in providing services to statutory clients.
  • A current Western Australian driver’s license and Working with Children Check or equivalent.

Remuneration & Benefits:

This position attracts a competitive base salary, a $15,000 remote allowance, FBT exemptions of up to 50% via salary packaging, phone, tablet, and superannuation. The salary is determined on the basis of the employee’s experience and qualifications.  In joining a strong, values based organisation, you will also have access to:

  • A Generous Professional Development Allowance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellbeing Initiatives

To apply:

Interested in this new opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children?

Please forward a copy of your current resume along with a cover letter addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria to recruitment@childhood.org.au

Or for more information about the role or a copy of the position description please email recruitment@childhood.org.au

Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

ACF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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