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Team Leader - Domestic and Family Violence Service - Alice Springs

NPY Women's Council

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply. Due to the nature of this role, applicants must be female identified.

  • Permanent full-time position in the Domestic and Family Violence Services team
  • Based in Alice Springs with travel to the NPY Region
  • Generous salary packaging and leave benefits

At its core NPY Women’s Council is about family and community – Walytja. Our purpose is to work with women, children and their families of the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara region in central Australia. Our role is to work side by side and help increase their capacity to lead safe and healthy lives with improved life choices.

Atunypa Wiru Minyma Uwankaraku’ Service is a domestic and family violence support and advocacy service for Aboriginal women and children living in the NPY region. The service is informed by a holistic relational understanding of violence that acknowledges the key role of family and community relationships in working effectively with indigenous clients.


We are now recruiting for a Team Leader to join the DFVS team. In this role, you will be responsible for the supervision and support of a small team of caseworkers. You will oversee client services, integrated case management and actively assist caseworkers within your team with the management of complex clients in the broader service system. This position will also participate in the leadership group within the service so experience in managing people and collaborating with peers on projects and strategic initiatives would be desirable.

You will work within a supportive, trauma informed framework and have the opportunity to learn community development and intercultural liaison from highly skilled, experienced professionals.

We provide a comprehensive orientation program, best practice clinical supervision, professional development that includes vicarious trauma and case management training along with critical incident de-briefing and a range of counselling services to support you.

In addition to this we offer a generous remuneration package. You will receive an above award salary, additional superannuation, salary packaging benefits, 6 weeks of annual leave, 3 weeks of personal leave (to care for you and your family) and a retention bonus. We also provide use of a company vehicle when travelling remotely along with travel allowance.


The ideal person will have knowledge and previous experience working in Domestic and Family Violence, a relevant qualification such as Social Work, Community Development or Leadership and an interest in working for a community service organisation.

Ideally, you will also have knowledge or an interest in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and cross-cultural environments.

This is your opportunity to make a real impact alongside a dedicated, skilled and supportive group of people. The organisation is committed to working within the NPY lands for the benefit of Anangu people in the region and you will work in an environment and landscape unique to Australia.


  • Please complete the online application form via the Apply now button, and submit both a comprehensive covering letter and resume.
  • A full position description is attached below.
  • For initial enquiries about the role, please contact Louise O’Connor, Manager (DFVS) on 08 8958 2375.

Due to the high volume of applications, only applicants who have been shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

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