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Team Leader - Northern Territory Remote Services - Wadeye

Save The Children

In this exciting and varied role, you'll have a dual responsibility to lead an early childhood and family support team to maximise their impact on the lives of children and families in Wadeye, while also providing oversight and professional practice support to our teams in Groote Eylandt. You'll encourage our teams to use collaborative, culturally appropriate, strengths-based and family-centred approaches to support families in early childhood development and care, family functioning, and health and safety skills.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. In the Northern Territory, we support families by tackling issues at a community level to help children get the best start in life. See here for more information on our work across the Territory.

*** Relocation may be supported for candidates moving from other locations ***

Where you come in:

In this full time, fixed term position (12 months) based in Wadeye, you'll take charge of the day-to-day management of our early childhood and family support programs in Wadeye, driving positive outcomes for the families we work with. Additionally, you'll take a lead role in strengthening professional practice and program development on Groote Eylandt and continue to take them from strength to strength. You'll make a lasting impact by building strong links with the community, encouraging families to engage, and planning programs that embed cultural, community and family values. As part of our Australian Services team, you'll report to our Regional Manager.

You will make an impact by:

  • Leading and developing a dedicated and driven professional team
  • Supporting the design, implementation and monitoring of early childhood and family support programs
  • Building relationships with the local community and confidence in the programs
  • Driving accurate monitoring, evaluation and reporting, in line with funder requirements
  • Mentoring, upskilling and developing a local workforce to enhance community engagement and program leadership
  • Advocating to increase the representation and prioritisation of children and families
  • Leading and participating in community development initiatives with community stakeholders

Does this sound like you?

You're an enthusiastic and committed leader with demonstrated experience working in remote communities. You're proactive, creative and flexible in your approach to work with families and children, using a trauma-informed, strengths-based framework. Your knowledge of local culture and community will see you promote the benefits of Save the Children programs to engage families and build connections.

This role requires:

  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to nurture a cohesive team
  • Ability to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate programs
  • Experience working with high-risk families from diverse backgrounds, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
  • Understanding of early childhood education and development
  • A resilient and adaptive leader who can work in complex environments
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong knowledge of child development and parenting management techniques
  • A thorough understanding of remote communication technologies
  • Current valid driver's licence

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Fully furnished accommodation provided, with all utilities paid
  • Relocation assistance potentially available, for candidates relocating
  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Festive leave in addition to regular leave benefits
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the Apply Now button.

Position Description - Team Leader, Remote Services

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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