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Team Leader - Brown St Youth Service - Alice Springs

Tangentyere Council

ABOUT US

Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation (TCAC) is a community controlled Public Benevolent Institution delivering human services and social enterprise activities for the benefit of Aboriginal people from the Alice Springs Town Camps, Urban Alice Springs and Central Australia.

First incorporated in 1979, the organisation was finalist in the 2016 Reconciliation Australia, Indigenous Governance Awards and is one of the 10 largest Aboriginal Corporations in Australia.

The Council offers 6 Weeks Annual Leave and Attractive Remote Area Salary Packaging.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Youth and Community Safety Services (YCSS) Division contains several programs designed to improve health, education, and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal children, youth and communities. The Division includes the Brown Street Youth Service, which provides regular safe, and supervised activities for all young people. The Brown Street Youth Service aims to improve social and emotional skills and strengthen engagement with education, training, and employment. The Brown Street Service operates from 5.30 pm to 9.30 pm Sunday to Thursday and 5.30 pm to 11 pm Friday to Saturday.

The Team Leader, Brown Street Youth Services will provide leadership and daily support to Youth Workers who work within the Brown Street Youth Service. This includes planning, implementing and reviewing the activities and programs provided at Brown Street: supporting staff to deliver a vibrant and engaging suite of activities and services; ensuring the service and culture is safe and inclusive of all young people including girls and those who may identify as LGBQI; fostering and enhancing partnerships with external services that work with Tangentyere Youth Services and ensure the program complies with Tangentyere policies, procedures and quality standards.

The Team Leader, Brown Street Youth Services will have experience in supporting and managing staff. Have a good knowledge of trauma-informed practice. They will understand the intersectionality of disadvantage and strengths-based work. The Team Leader will lead the delivery of a range of culturally appropriate, diverse, and meaningful after-hours support services and activities for vulnerable young people. The Team Leader will actively value and include the voice of young people in services.

This position is an afterhours role – Tuesday to Thursday until 9.30pm and Friday to Saturday until midnight.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the delivery of a suite of vibrant and engaging supports and activities at Brown Street that are culturally appropriate, trauma informed, intentional and strengths based
  • Lead and create a culture of safety, inclusion and respect for young people including girls and those who may identify as a LGBQI
  • Actively work with the Youth Services Leadership Team to plan, deliver and review services to ensure they reflect and respond to the needs of young people
  • Lead, support, coach and mentor Tangentyere Youth Workers to enable them to deliver quality services
  • Ensure the voices of young people heard and responded to as part of continuous improvement for youth services
  • Collaborate and have effective relationships with partners
  • Responsible for ensuring the collection and collation of quality data and other reporting requirements are completed as required
  • Assist with achieving quality management objectives across the organisation
  • Other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS AND SELECTION CRITERIA

Required

  • Qualification in Social Work, Youth Work, Education, or other relevant qualification
  • Experience in delivering youth activity based programs including ability to develop rapport with young people and their support networks
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to lead a team
  • Very good interpersonal skills
  • High level understanding of trauma informed practice, strengths based work and intersectionality
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a cross-cultural context – preferably with Aboriginal people and communities.
  • Computer literacy.
  • First Aid Certificate, or ability to obtain.
  • Current NT driver’s licence, satisfactory Police Check, Ochre Card and proof of up-to-date vaccination against COVID19.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for a position at Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation please click "Apply Now" to complete the application.

Candidates must submit a Cover Letter, a document that addresses the Selection Criteria, and a Curriculum Vitae with nominated referees, to be considered for the position.

This position requires a satisfactory Police Check, Ochre Card, and proof of full vaccination against COVID19. Please provide a copy with your application.

A suitable candidate may be appointed prior to closing date.

A position description is attached.

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