Team Leader - Darwin

  • Make a difference in the lives of children
  • Competitive salary and excellent benefits package including, car, phone, tablet and salary packaging
  • Darwin location – Full time
  • Some travel will be required
  • Start in February 2023

The Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) 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. ACF also has a strong commitment to ensuring all of its services are culturally safe and strong. This theoretical framework provides the foundation upon which all elements of care and intervention are provided by the Foundation’s Therapeutic Services.

All our programs aim to use trauma informed and culturally strong services to build resilience through enhancing strong family, community and cultural connections and supporting children and young people towards a healthy developmental trajectory. This position will actively work alongside Aboriginal and other local organizations in the delivery of programs and services. At times the Team Leader will may also be required to carry a small caseload.

About the role:

The Team Leader will be responsible for providing effective support and supervision to Senior Clinicians and Aboriginal Liaison and Support Workers employed by ACF. The Team Leader will oversee the day-to-day operation of the service.

This role will also undertake some joint work with staff where required to provide additional expertise/resource to the work with the family, and/or provide mentoring to staff. The Team Leader will work in collaboration with other key stakeholders to ensure the effectiveness of the programs for children and young people receiving a service. The Team Leader will provide clinical leadership and direction regarding therapeutic assessments, support plans, intervention and service system responses.

About You – Key Selection Criteria:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or a related discipline.
  • Eligibility for membership of the relevant professional association.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and supervision in the clinical assessment and treatment and care of traumatised children, young people and families.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work in a culturally safe manner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people, families, carers and communities.
  • Highly developed ability to provide secondary consultation and advice to clinicians and other professionals.
  • Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively and positively within a team environment.
  • 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/young people.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing demands and prioritise accordingly.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing new programs/initiatives.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and the capacity to negotiate and liaise with volunteers, including carers, government departments, 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 Northern Territory driver’s licence or equivalent.
  • A current Working with Children check or equivalent.

Remuneration & Benefits:

This position attracts a competitive base salary + vehicle + phone + tablet + superannuation + salary packaging.  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
  • Access to Wellbeing Initiatives
  • Employee Assistance Program

To Apply:

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

To apply please click here where you will be redirected to our candidate portal.

For more information about the role or a copy of the position description please contact Bree  – HR Officer at 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 strongly encouraged to apply.

Can't find what you're looking for?

We’d still love to hear from you!

Please fill out the form below and if we have a suitable position available we will let you know!

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • What kind of role are you looking for? This information will help us make sure the right person gets back to you in a timely way.
  • Max. file size: 350 MB.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.