Team Lead - Child and family Wellbeing

Job Title: Team Lead - Child and family Wellbeing
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Alice Springs
Industry: Social Work
Salary: AU$96000 - AU$105000 per annum + + super + salary packaging
Start Date:
Reference: BBBH323158_1705622411
Contact Name: Family Services
Contact Email:
Job Published: Jan 19, 2024

Job Description

Why work with Client Organisation?

NPY Women's Council was started by the Anangu women in 1980 and continues to be governed by the women from the NPY lands. At its core NPY Women's Council is about family and community - Walytja. Their purpose is to work with women, children and their families of the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara region in central Australia. Their role is to work side by side and help increase their capacity to lead safe and healthy lives with improved life choices. NPY Womens Council offer a positive and passionate workplace, providing you with a unique career opportunity through work that is rewarding and meaningful within the community. NPYWC are offering extensive relocation assistance, generous leave entitlements and salary benefits, and visa sponsorship (if applicable).

About the Role:

NPY Women's Council are seeking a Team Leader to support eight case managers and project officers working across nine communities in Central Australia. You will lead the Walytjapiti team in developing and delivering services that are strength based and trauma informed, and that best meet the needs of vulnerable families living in the NPY region. This role requires occasional outreach to remote communities in NPY lands.

Key duties:

  • Provide leadership, supervision and support to the team, including; practice leadership, case consultation and review, professional development, and staff wellbeing.
  • Assess referrals, liaise with referring bodies and allocate families to Family Support Workers.
  • Participate in program development, implementation, evaluation, and advocacy.
  • Actively participate in the recruitment, training, and ongoing mentorship of staff.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships within relevant networks such as Aboriginal Legal Services, Police Services, Child Protection Departments.
  • Administer and maintain accurate records, data collections and reports as required by the funding.

Skills & Experience:

  • A tertiary or diploma qualification in Social Work, Community Services, or related field.
  • Proven leadership skills including supervision of staff.
  • Extensive knowledge and professional experience working with children and families, and trauma-informed practice.
  • An understanding of the issues that affect the wellbeing of Aboriginal people in remote communities and an ability to work cross-culturally in partnership with Anangu staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a setting where flexibility and occasional travel to remote communities is required.

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 Heather Catterall on (03) 9081-0562


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.

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