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  • SCHADS Award Level 7 - $108,425 trp (including salary $97,816)
  • Salary Packaging Option (up to an additional $15,895 p/a)
  • Full Time Position based in Darwin
  • Relocation Assistance offered

We are looking for a Team Leader to join our Family and Community Wellbeing Team in Darwin.

The Lead Practitioner is responsible for the implementation, leadership and integration of the Children & Parenting programs and Community Mental Health.

This position has a particular focus on leading and mentoring program staff, applying professional knowledge and support whilst providing direct services and managing complex client work.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Lead an integrated team

provide support and guidance to ensure staff deliver high quality, responsive case work and services, in line with contractual obligations, mandatory reporting legislation, and the needs of the community

  • Ensure data integrity

conduct regular audits of client sessions, session notes, and planning, using the Client Record Monitoring Checklist, and providing feedback to staff in supervision

  • Support high quality HR processes

provide high quality 12 week program induction, appraisal, mentoring, guidance, role modelling and performance management processes

identify and action staff training, learning and development needs and supporting and review Employee Development Plans

  • Stakeholder engagement

develop and maintain collaborative networks and relationships with relevant government and community based agencies, and community representatives, to enhance service delivery, referral pathways and ongoing support for clients

About the location…


The Northern Territory is one of the most culturally diverse places in the world.

Darwin is a vibrant coastal town with an easy commute, lively and diverse culture and situated right next door to world heritage listed Kakadu National Park. Full of contrasting landscapes and diverse habitats, the rugged cliffs of Arnhem Land escarpment hide deep sandstone gorges and pockets of monsoon rainforests, with innumerate waterfalls cascading into pools lined with pandanus and gum trees.

In this role you will have the privilege of working closely with diverse and multicultural families and communities It will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in an amazing part of the world. This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn about yourself, other cultures and grow professionally at the same time as making a positive difference in the lives of others.

Safeguarding Children & Young People

CatholicCare NT is committed to maintaining zero tolerance of child abuse and neglect, and the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people who access our activities, programs, services and facilities.

Employment is subject to obtaining a satisfactory National police check and Working with Children (Ochre) Card.

If you have resided in an overseas country for 12 months or more in the past 10 years, this position requires you to complete an International Criminal History check (ICHC) prior to you employment commencement date. The outcome of the initial screening check must be satisfactory.


Reference No. 5437088
Applications Close April 22, 2021
Job Board
Job Category Care & Support Work
Job Field Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
Employment Basis Full Time
Location NT - Darwin

How to Apply

For a full role description including key selection criteria, please visit our careers website.

Applications only progress if made directly through our CatholicCare NT website. Expressions of interest from third party job boards are not considered as genuine applications.

Applications Close: 9:00am - 22nd April 2021

Interviews Week of: 26th April 2021

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 5437088.

CatholicCare NT

We exist to make a positive difference in people’s lives.

With over 25 years in the Northern Territory and having a strong values base we are experts in strengthening and empowering people and communities to make difficult situations more manageable.

You are the heart of our work energising our Mission to strengthen you, your family and your community.