Team Leader Child & Family - Wadeye & Groote Eylandt

Team Leader Child & Family - Wadeye & Groote Eylandt

Job Title: Team Leader Child & Family - Wadeye & Groote Eylandt
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Darwin, Northern Territory
Salary: Competitive package with accommodation & NFP benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH1187_1621395022
Contact Name: Jessica Lewy
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 19, 2021 13:30

Job Description

About the Company

Save the Children is one of the world's leading independent agencies for children. The organisation is passionate about standing up for children's rights, ensuring all children have access to education, health and a life free from violence. Save the Children's Australian Services are dedicated to suppoting children in all states and territories of Australia to reach their full potential. Their vision is for all Australian children to have the capabilities, connections and confidence for success in their future - regardless of background, location or circumstances.

The Opportunity

A unique and newly created role has become available for an experienced Team Leader to oversee the Child & Family services in Wadeye and Groote Eylandt. Reporting to the Regional Manager, you will supervise a culturally sensitive and child focused service, providing support and supervision to a team of 12 staff. The Team Leader will collaborate effectively with key community partners and other service providers to promote the wellbeing of children and their families. This position is based in Wadeye (NT) with regular travel to Groote Eylandt.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Supervising a team of early learning and child protection professionals to deliver quality, child focused services
  • Overseeing day to day operations of the services, providing regular reporting on KPIs and outcomes
  • Identifying and managing risks to the services across quality, staff wellbeing and child safeguarding
  • Developing strong relationships with community partners and increasing service awareness within the local community
  • Assisting the Regional Manager to drive a culture of continuous improvement.

About You

As a proven Team Leader working within the Child, Youth & Family sector, you will possess:

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant field i.e., Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Education, Community Services etc.
  • A strong understanding of early childhood as well as child protection
  • Proven leadership capabilities and the ability to nurture an engaged and collaborative team
  • Demonstrated experience working in a cross-cultural context, particularly with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
  • A resilient and adaptive leadership style and experience working in complex environments
  • Exceptional networking and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Strong communication and organisational skills.

What's on Offer

This is a truly rare opportunity to expand your skillset as a practitioner in a unique setting. You will be working within a well-established organisation, making a genuine impact to the quality of child & family services in Wadeye and Groote Eylandt. You will also receive a competitive salary with not-for-profit salary packaging benefits, accommodation and additional allowances and benefits.

To Apply

For a confidential discussion or role related queries, please call Jessica Lewy on (02) 9157 6215 or email To apply, please follow the link.