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Safe Families - House Team Leader - Alice Springs

Tangentyere Council

The Tangentyere Safe Families program is responsible for the service delivery of Children’s Safe Houses, providing accommodation for children between the ages of 0-12 years, who are in the care of the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Territory Families (TF). The aim of the program is to ensure young people are supported through a physically, developmentally, emotionally and culturally appropriate family based environment.

The Safe Families House Team Leader is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Tangentyere Safe House including provision of food and clothing for children; liaison with TF regarding case management including medical, cultural and schooling needs and access visits; upkeep of client records and files, ensuring the social and emotional wellbeing and care of children, and working with Safe Houses Co-ordinator around training, supervision, Oncall and rostering of staff as well as TF reporting requirements.

The Team Leader reports directly to the Safe Houses Co-ordinator.

Selection criteria

  1. Qualifications and/or experience in Early Childhood.
  2. Qualification and/or experience in residential care for children, community service work, family support or related field.
  3. Ability to lead and be part of a team, providing guidance, training and support to other residential care workers, including leadership at  regular staff meetings within the house.
  4. Ability to support the implementation of program documentation and organisational systems within the house.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal culture and extended family kinship systems.
  6. Ability to work outside of normal business hours.
  7. NT driver’s licence, current criminal history check and ochre card.

This position requires a satisfactory Police Check and Ochre Card.

A suitable applicant may be appointed prior to closing date.

For more information or to apply please go to https://www.tangentyere.org.au/work-with-us.

A position description is attached.

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