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Team Leader

NT Government
  • Professional 3 (Remuneration Package Range $123,326 - $137,926)
  • Child Abuse Task Force, Greater Darwin Region
  • Darwin
  • Ongoing

The Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities works with individuals, families, communities and partners to ensure the safety of children. The Child Abuse Taskforce (CAT) work in close partnership with police and sexual assault specialists to investigate allegations of serious sexual, physical and emotional harm and neglect and identifying statutory and community supported pathways to promote the safety of children.

As the TFHC CAT Team Leader, you will lead a small team of child protection professionals who exercise delegations under the Care and Protection of Children Act and provide support and education to Darwin and Top End communities to support the safety of children. The position involves travel by light aircraft and car from Darwin to remote communities and the opportunity to engage with the cultural and natural richness of the Northern Territory.

To be successful, you will require an Australian tertiary qualification, eligibility for membership of a relevant professional body; sound understanding of the principles and functions of supervising staff in the delivery of statutory and non-statutory welfare services, and highly developed professional skills in conducting strengths based assessments as part of a multidisciplinary team.

In addition, you will have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, family and community structures, an ability to communicate and work in a culturally safe manner.

In return, you will be offered support to grow and develop your career, excellent progression opportunities, competitive salary, market allowance and the opportunity to make a positive difference to children and their families.

For further information about this vacancy please contact Pamela Vesty, Manager, Acting Investigation and Assessment and Child Abuse
Taskforce on 08 8946 5002 or Pamela.Vesty@nt.gov.au using the subject line: Team Leader enquiry via EthicalJobs. Quote vacancy number: 22736.

Applications should address the Selection Criteria. For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please click Apply Now.

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