About the role
- Lead a positive, passionate team dedicated to making a difference through the IFSS program
- Operate within a bi-cultural model
- Attractive remuneration package circa $90,439 – $94,436 plus super and salary packaging
- Full accommodation and amenities provided, as well as relocation assistance up to $2,000
About the Opportunity
An exciting opportunity exists for a Team Leader to join the Lutheran Care team. Based in Ntaria, an Aboriginal community approximately 130kms west of Alice Springs, you’ll have oversight and delivery of a high quality, intensive home and community based family support service.
The Team Leader will ensure the IFSS program is committed to working within a bicultural model to support highly vulnerable families with children aged 0-12 years for up to 12 months.
This is a key leadership role and the duties include;
- Leading and supervising an effective and cohesive team of Cultural Mentors, Aboriginal Family Support Workers and Case Workers.
- Working with families with complex needs within a community setting.
- Working within a bicultural model that facilitates engagement and respects/values others knowledge and culture.
- Developing and sustaining collaborative and respectful family, community and relevant stakeholder relationships
- Ensuring the quality of services delivered are of a high standard and comply with current legislation, accreditation and contractual requirements
- Working within the values, mission and strategic direction of LC.
To be successful in this role, you will need to hold tertiary qualifications in a social work, psychology, social services, or a related discipline, with demonstrated experience in case management, assessment and referral in the context of providing child-focused parenting support.
Any experience gained specifically with trauma and/or domestic violence will be highly regarded, though not essential provided you have a practical understanding of strengths-based family intervention approaches. This includes an understanding of child development and the impact of neglect or trauma on children and families, along with any current legislation related to family and child protection.
You’ll be highly respectful, with the patience to build long-term relationships with community members, and demonstrate a genuine respect for Aboriginal people. It’s crucial that you have the sensitivity to work with, and support, families with complex needs, with prior experience working alongside Indigenous families or communities an advantage.
As a hands-on and collaborative leader, you will also need to have strong networking skills, with the ability to build strategic partnerships and oversee HR and WHS initiatives. You’ll also have a good understanding of funding requirements and obligations, and be comfortable supervising, coaching, and mentoring your team.
Though experience working in remote areas is not essential, you will need the confidence and resilience to work in an undeniably challenging environment. You will need to be highly flexible and comfortable handling environmental issues, such as heat, dust or dirt.
Prior to commencement, the successful candidates will need to hold or be willing and able to obtain the following:
- A current Driver’s License;
- An OCHRE card; and
- A National Criminal History Record Check.
About the Benefits
Lutheran Care offers exciting and highly rewarding careers to those who are genuinely committed to making a difference to communities and people in need.
In return for your hard work and dedication, LC is offering a competitive remuneration package circa $90,439 – $94,436 plus super and generous salary packaging to increase your take-home pay.
Full accommodation and amenities will be provided, as will a vehicle for work purposes (with personal use negotiable). Relocation assistance is available, up to $2,000 for eligible candidates, as well as 5 weeks annual leave.
Should you be moving from interstate and need to go into quarantine due to COVID-19, LC will pay you over this period and provide training for you to complete.
LC prides itself on providing a working environment where staff and volunteers are supported to grow both personally and professionally. They provide ongoing learning and development opportunities to all staff to equip them to succeed in the delivery of the highest standards of services.
Ntaria, sometimes known as Hermannsburg, is located in Central Australia, approximately 130km west of Alice Springs. With a population of 689 residents it is an undeniably small town, but is on a popular tourist route as the gateway to many of the stunning nearby national parks and natural attractions.
With a primary school, church, supermarkets and more, the town is also a National Trust-listed historic precinct, home to a museum and the Namatjira Gallery, which displays original paintings by renowned artist Albert Namatjira, as well as works by local artists and the acclaimed Hermannsburg Potters. Ntaria is a dry community.
The road between Ntaria and Alice Springs is completely sealed making for a smooth 45 min drive between towns. Some team members choose to stay in Alice Springs over the weekend and Ntaria during the week.
Please click here to watch a video and learn more about the Ntaria people and their families.
About the organisation
About the Organisation and the IFSS Program
Lutheran Care (LC) provides community services on behalf of the Lutheran Church in South Australia and Northern Territory through a range of programs. They support communities through responding to the needs of individuals and families, community development, learning opportunities, accommodation and support. Current programs include emergency relief, financial counselling, family support and education, foster care, housing and multicultural services.
LC is committed to reducing barriers encouraging inclusion and participation in the community of people with a disability, people of all ages, genders, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people and people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds. LC supports a gender inclusive work environment and is committed to zero tolerance to family and domestic violence.
In Ntaria, LC provide an Intensive Family Support Service (IFSS). Funded by the Department of Social Services, the IFSS program is an intensive home and community-based family support service offered to families with complex needs in the NT and APY lands, aimed at improving outcomes for children age 12 and under. Using a strengths-based approach, the program supports referred families to improve their ability to protect and care for their children.
How to apply
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Please quote in application: Team Leader (Intensive Family Support) via Pro Bono Australia.