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Team Leader - Back On Track - Katherine

Save The Children

Take the lead in Save the Children's Back on Track program, an NT government initiative which aims to prevent youth crime, divert young people away from the youth justice system and provide alternatives to detention. We need you to lead a dedicated team to maximise the impact of our programs on the lives of young people, so we're seeking someone with a passion for assisting our communities' most vulnerable youth.

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.

Where you come in:

In this full-time, fixed term position (to June 2023, with potential for extension), based in Katherine, you will lead a team to deliver an exciting program focused on supporting young people to rethink their life choices and support them to become valued community members. You will be responsible for the operational running of activities, budget management and supporting your staff, including providing their professional supervision. As part of our NT Programs Team, you'll report to our Katherine Regional Manager.

You will make an impact by:

  • Building and maintaining effective networks and relationships to promote programs, generate support and create effective referral pathways
  • Providing regular leadership to the program team through coaching and professional supervision
  • Managing relevant budgets and collecting data
  • Contributing to the strategic direction of the NT Programs Team
  • Monitoring program contracts (under guidance) to ensure contractual obligations are met

Does this sound like you?

You work from a strength-based perspective and you're someone who highly values the wellbeing of their staff. You're a highly relational professional who genuinely enjoys being with people and has great respect for all cultures and backgrounds (particularly Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds). You have strong financial literacy, program management, and organisational skills, and have experience leading successful teams.

This role requires:

  • Experience working with diverse and disadvantaged communities with a youth focus
  • Working knowledge of the youth justice and education systems
  • A Diploma level certification (minimum) in a relevant field
  • Valid driver's licence
  • Proven leadership skills, the ability to nurture a cohesive team
  • Current NT Ochre Card (Working With Children's Check)

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:

  • Award rate salary (slightly above SCHADS Level 6.1) plus fully salary packaging benefits
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Monthly supervision sessions

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section. For any enquiries, contact Bev Patterson on 0418 823 810.

Position Description - Team Leader Back on Track, Katherine

For more information about the program and the team that the role will work in, see our Program Profile.

Save the Children is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with our obligations under occupational health and safety legislation. If you are successful in this role, prior to commencement of employment you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19, or that you have proof of medical exemption from the vaccine. Acceptable evidence of vaccination includes:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  • Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  • A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, 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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