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Team Leader Domestic and Family Violence and Families Programs

YWCA Australia
  • Be part of a national feminist organisation
  • Supportive and inclusive team environment
  • Core values of Feminism, Inclusion, Excellence, Innovation & Integrity


YWCA Australia is a feminist not-for-profit organisation focused on improving gender equality for women, young women and girls. Together we challenge the systems, structures and policies that act as barriers to women, especially young women, achieving their full potential.

For 140 years we have stood for gender equality in all communities, transforming the lives of individual women, young women and girls. Cheered on by a fiercely passionate and supportive team, we shout loud and proud and our voices echo around the world in a global feminist movement.


YWCA Australia is currently seeking a passionate Team Leader, Domestic & Family Violence and Families Programs to join our Darwin team. This role is offered on a full time basis a maximum term contract ending on 30/06/2023 and is based in our Palmerston office.

The Team Leader will manage a suite of Domestic and Family Violence and Families Programs including Domestic and Family Violence Centre, Keeping Women Safe in their Homes Program and the Parenting Support Program. They will manage the provision of safe house accommodation, counselling, group education, case management and outreach support in the context of domestic and family violence.


The ideal applicant we are seeking will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in psychology or social work with APRHA membership or working towards.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a team of DFV practitioners, including best practice case management and supervision.
  • Proven ability to manage people performance and ensure team effectiveness.
  • Proven experience in managing a program budget and meeting funding obligations.
  • Previous experience in supporting staff through the provision of debriefing and/or other strategies required to improve resilience and stress levels among staff supporting clients with highly complex needs and requirements.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, including the ability to manage competing demands.
  • A demonstrated passion for social change and contributing to an organisation that advocates for equality.
  • Strong supporter of Women’s Rights and striving for equality through influencing, advocating and pushing boundaries.
  • Demonstrated collaborative working style, with good interpersonal and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • A valid state-based working with children or working with vulnerable people check.
  • Experience working within a Not for Profit environment. (desired)
  • This position will require the applicant to satisfactorily complete a national criminal history record check and hold the relevant state-based working with vulnerable persons permit prior to employment

Join our bold, inclusive and innovative team to make a real difference - lead the change.

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