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Team Leader - Relationships and Family Counselling - Darwin

CatholicCare NT
  • SCHADS Award Level 6 $103,222 trp (including salary $92,704)
  • Salary packaging option (up to an additional $15,895 p/a)
  • Full-time position based in Darwin (till 30 June 2026)
  • Relocation Assistance Offered
  • Access to the NT Governments ‘Rent Choice' Affordable Housing Program, eligibility conditions apply

Are you looking to join a diverse team making a positive difference?

At CatholicCare NT, we've empowered individuals, couples, families and children at 20 locations across the Territory and the APY Lands for the last 25 years. Our not-for-profit organisation has grown to over 250 team members delivering important programs and services such as counselling, housing, mental health and domestic violence support.

CatholicCare NT provides a range of Individual counselling, school-based counselling, and group work activities.

About the role

The Team Leader is responsible for the implementation, leadership and integration of the following program/s: School Based Counselling, Family and Relationship services, Employee Assistance Program Counselling (EAP), Supporting Children after Separation, Family and Relationship Services, Marriage Preparation and Crime Victims. This position has a particular focus on leading and mentoring program staff, applying professional knowledge and support whilst providing direct services and managing complex participant work.

What we are looking for:

  • Relevant qualification in Counselling, Social Work or Psychology and minimum five years' experience in relevant practice and team leadership
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including report writing and case note writing and supervision, and the ability to communicate effectively with managers, staff and stakeholders across a range of diverse cultural groups and settings.
  • Ability to record and interpret qualitative and quantitative data in line with program requirements and ability to lead the team to do the same.
  • Experience in providing supervision to multi-disciplinary staff.
  • Cultural competency, particularly in working with Indigenous people

How to Apply

For a full role description including key selection criteria, please visit our careers website; click "Apply Now" & enter ref code: 5947082

Interviews week of: 30 May 2022

Applications only progress if made directly through our CatholicCare NT website. Expressions of interest from third party job boards will not be considered.

This position may be eligible to receive a rent subsidy through the ‘Rent Choice' Affordable Housing Program. Eligibility conditions apply. Please refer to Venture Housing website https://venturehousing.org.au/rent-choice for more information.

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This position is classified as a mandatory worker position for the purpose of COVID-19 vaccines and directions issued by the NT Chief Health Officer.


The Northern Territory is one of the most culturally diverse places in the world.

Darwin is a vibrant coastal town with an easy commute, lively and diverse culture and situated right next door to world heritage listed Kakadu National Park. Full of contrasting landscapes and diverse habitats, the rugged cliffs of Arnhem Land escarpment hide deep sandstone gorges and pockets of monsoon rainforests, with innumerate waterfalls cascading into pools lined with pandanus and gum trees.

In this role you will have the privilege of working closely with multicultural families and communities It will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in an amazing part of the world. This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn about yourself, other cultures and grow professionally at the same time as making a positive difference in the lives of others.

Safeguarding Children & Young People

CatholicCare NT is committed to maintaining zero tolerance of child abuse and neglect, and the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people who access our activities, programs, services and facilities.

Employment is subject to obtaining a satisfactory National police check and Working with Children (Ochre) Card.

If you have resided in an overseas country for 12 months or more in the past 10 years, this position requires you to complete an International Criminal History check (ICHC) prior to you employment commencement date. The outcome of the initial screening check must be satisfactory.

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