Family Violence Refuge Team Leader (Darwin)

Job Title: Family Violence Refuge Team Leader (Darwin)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Industry: Social Work
Salary: AU$110000 - AU$115000 per annum + + super + salary packaging + relocation
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH323824_1720158361
Contact Name: Heather Catterall
Contact Email:
Job Published: Jul 05, 2024

Job Description

Family Violence Refuge Team Leader - Darwin

$110,000 - $115,000 Per anum + super + salary packaging + relocation assistance provided


  • Full-time, permanent contract with generous remuneration
  • Relocation assistance provided, including 4-weeks accommodation, flights, and moving expenses
  • Lead a brand-new refuge team providing essential services to women and children in Darwin
  • Flexible working arrangements including flexible / WFH arrangements
  • Opportunities for training and career development
  • Paid parental leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounted health and fitness programs
  • Purchased leave options

Why work with our Client Organisation:

Our client organisation is a leading not for profit organisation, committed to protecting women, children and young people from harm. They place strong value on people of all cultures, languages, capacities, sexual orientations, gender identities and/or expressions.

About the Role:

We are seeking an experienced team lead to support a brand-new 24/7 refuge for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence. You will provide supervision, support, and guidance to a team of specialist practitioners and case managers and oversee the operations of the service.

Key duties:

  • Oversee Family Violence service delivery including practice, policy, and guidelines.
  • Provide a high level of professional leadership and line management to family violence case workers and support workers.
  • Provide specialised support and intervention to women and children experiencing family violence.
  • Operational management including rostering, reporting requirements, budget oversight, client brokerage, and resources.
  • Build and maintain relationships with Departmental representatives and community sector partnerships.

Skills & Experience:

  • A degree qualification in Social Work, Community Services, or related field.
  • Proven leadership skills including supervision of staff.
  • Relevant professional experience supporting women and children affected by family violence, including case management and crisis support.
  • Demonstrated experience with financial operating budgets and residential management.
  • Experience in identifying, developing, and working in partnership with others.
  • You must have full Australian working rights to be eligible to apply for this position

You will also have or be willing to undergo a Working with Children Check and a Police Check.

How to apply:

Email your resume to the Family Services team at

For any queries regarding the position or application process, contact (03) 9081-0562 and ask to speak to someone in the Family Services Team


We welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of the organisations we partner with, and the people they support. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability and lived experience to apply.