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Senior Team Leader Assessment

Darebin City Council
  • Permanent, Full Time Position
  • Salary circa $101k p.a. + super
  • Preston location, close to train and tram with flexible work opportunities

At Darebin, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of how we work. Our commitment to these values is unwavering, they are central to our mission, to our impact and to help us better serve our community. We know that having varied perspectives and lived experiences helps generate better ideas to enable a diverse, inclusive and connected community.

Darebin encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of colour. We value people of all abilities and diversity of culture, faith, gender identity and sexual orientation. We welcome unique contributions and perspectives of all people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we work with and live in.

About Darebin City Council

Located in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, Darebin City Council is home to one of the largest, most diverse communities in terms of culture, language, religion, socio-economic background, occupation, and housing needs. The city has one of the largest populations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents in metropolitan Melbourne. Our Vision is for a community that works together to advance community life.

About the Role

Working as part of the Supported and Connected Living department, the successful incumbent will develop Council's assessment services through the use of practice-based evidence and service data and facilitate the development of practices to ensure consistent and quality outcomes for clients.

  • Supervise, support and mentor staff
  • Management of and accountability for the Referral and Assessment functions
  • Foster and maintain partnerships within and external to the organisation
  • Ensure effective use of resources
  • Drive and support change processes

Skills & Experience

  • A tertiary qualification in health, welfare or related area
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Experiencing ensuring services operate within budget and achieve funding level targets
  • Understanding of issues and trends within the Aged and Disability sector


As a progressive leader in Local Government, Darebin City Council is passionate about social inclusion, sustainability, engagement and service excellence. We are proud of the diversity of our workforce and recognise the strength this provides in meeting the needs of the community we serve. We are committed to upholding a positive and supportive work environment that values the contribution of all employees and treats all employees with dignity and respect.


We offer a range of benefits to our employees including opportunities for personal and professional development, flexible work practices, Employee Assistance Program, recognition and reward program - Appreciate Great and a variety of generous paid and unpaid leave options.

How to Apply

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please submit your resume and application addressing the Key Selection Criteria in the Position Description.

We’re also happy to adjust our recruitment process to support your accessibility needs.

Contact Anja Hauenschild, Coordinator Ageing Well Unit on 0402 296 011 for a confidential discussion.

Interviews will commence the week following the closing date.

Darebin is committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, and thorough ‘Safety Screening’ processes apply.

To work at Darebin City Council, you will be required to supply proof of work rights, a Victorian Employee Working with Children Check and comply with Child Safety standards. All employees are required to undertake an Australian Criminal History Check and may be required to complete a Functional Health Assessment.

Council requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as outlined in the Staff Covid-19 Vaccination Policy..

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