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Team Leader Counselling & Parenting Programs - Tennant Creek

CatholicCare NT
  • 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 Tennant Creek
  • Remote Area Allowance $2080 per annum
  • Relocation Assistance offered
  • Heavily subsidised accommodation for up to 3 months available

We are looking for a Team Leader to join our Counselling & Parenting Program team in Tennant Creek, NT.

CatholicCare NT is a not-for-profit organisation, providing social services and programs to individuals, couples, families, children, groups, schools and agencies across the Northern Territory.

This position is responsible for the implementation, leadership and integration of Counselling, IFPS and CaPs in order for the programs to meet their objectives. Program portfolios may be subject to change within the contract period. This position has a particular focus on leading, supervising and mentoring program staff as well as applying professional knowledge and support. The Lead Practitioner also provides direct service work to participants in at least one of the program areas.

Counselling includes Family and Relationship Services (FaRS), Crime Victims Counselling (CVC) and EAP counselling. Intended participant outcomes include: Increased sense of stability and resolution, increased wellbeing, increased social and cultural capital and increased safety.

The Intensive Family Parenting Service (IFPS) provides support to families where high risk and/or neglect are present. Intended participant outcomes include increased safety, increased parent/child secure attachment, increased wellbeing and increased community participation.

The Children and Parenting service (CaPs) provides support to children and parents. Intended participant outcomes include increased wellbeing, increased safety of children and young people, increased parent-child secure attachment and increased social capital.

About the Location


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

Tennant Creek is located between Alice Springs and Katherine situated in the Barkly Tableland, which has seen the rise of many Australian premier cattle stations. The traditional owners are the Warumungu people. Tennant Creek is situated near the popular tourist destination the Devils Marbles and hosts the Desert Harmony Festival each year.

In this role, you will have the privilege of working closely with multicultural families and the experience of immersing 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.

Key Responsibilities include:

Direct service delivery

  • Provide responsive, high quality counselling and/or case management
  • Develop and maintain services and programs based on evidence of best practice and employs a strength based approach to inform service design, delivery and development.
  • Oversee service delivery of the program team/s and allocation of service requests

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
  • Embed contractual funding requirements in service delivery, with reference to the Program Plan, Program Guidelines, Theory of Change and Program Logic
  • Develop and monitor best practice, evidence-based services to inform strengths-based client work, program delivery and reporting to funding bodies
  • Ensure the financial systems database, SAP, is used to appropriately authorise expenditure, consistent with program and organisational requirements
  • Foster a cohesive team culture based in accountability, respect, reflection, and innovation

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

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

Interviews Week of: 08 March 2021


At CatholicCare NT our employees have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. These include professional development opportunities and health and wellbeing programs. To find out more about the benefits available to you when you join CatholicCare NT please visit our career website.

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 lived overseas for 12 consecutive months or more as an adult you will be required to obtain a satisfactory International Criminal History Check"

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