Youth Services Team Leader

  • Reports To:Youth, Justice & Residential Services Manager
  • Hours:37.5 hours per week Full Time 
  • Position Scope:

    To oversee the coordination of all staff, children, and activities within the Youth Services unit.

Organisational Values
  • Professional Integrity
    We treat all our people with dignity and respect
  • Quality
    We always strive to do our best and improve the way we do things.
  • Responsibility
    We commit to the actions we take to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
  • Client Focus
    We work toward improving the health and wellbeing of our clients and community.


Key Responsibilities
  • Facilitate the day-to-day running & provision of high-quality service delivery
  • To promote a positive culture of professional supervision within the Centre and across all programs including Community Justice, Yinya Mulana, Youth Justice, Koori Kids Engagement Worker, LMARG Youth Projects
  • Liaise with the Youth & Residential Services Manager in regards to staff and program delivery
  • Assist with recruitment and orientation as required
  • To supervise staff effectively and efficiently, through the provision of clear work plans, and staff meetings
  • To ensure programs are delivered within budget by working collaboratively with staff and the Youth, Justice & Residential Services Manager
  • Develop and implement new programs as required
  • Build and maintain partnerships within Njernda and external stakeholders
  • Encourage and support children, young people and families to participate in programs and community events, sport & recreation, cultural events and health promotion
  • Participate in regular supervision and professional development, including further education and training where required
  • Collect required program data and complete relevant program reporting
  • Manage new referrals
  • Ensure intake, assessment, and care plans are developed and reviewed
  • Develop annual workplan of events and programs inline with Njernda’s strategic plan
  • Support the development and review of policies and procedures
  • Other duties as directed


  • Undertaking professional development and further training opportunities as requested.
  • CIMS (Client Incident Management System – DHHS)
  • Mandatory Reporting
  • Child Safe Standards
  • Reportable Conduct Scheme
  • First Aide


  • An understanding of Aboriginal culture and a commitment to the values of the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of aboriginal culture, social and economic issues, and local family networks.
  • An understanding of how to create a safe space to engage children, young people and families
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of family violence and trauma
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary, multifunctional, energetic and dynamic environment
  • Ability to provide written reports and statistical data reporting
  • Knowledge of local aboriginal and mainstream services
  • Possess a strong commitment to staff development and training
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide strong leadership
  • Ability to advocate, mediate and undertake dispute resolution
  • An understanding of Youth Justice and the Child Protection system


  • Qualifications or experience in Youth work or Community Services
  • Experience in Leading and developing a team
  • Experience in program development
  • Experience working with young people


Police check/Working with Children check/Drivers check:

All Njernda Corporation staff must pass a police and criminal records check, Working With Children Check & Drivers Licence check prior to starting employment – which may be reviewed during the period of employment.



Please provide three referees – a referee check will be undertaken as part of the appointment process.


  • Appointment is subject to a satisfactory Police check & Working with Children check.
  • Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety principles and practices are required.
  • You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could be affected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident Compensation Act, failure to disclose such a pre-existing illness or injury will mean that, if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition.



Written applications should include a covering letter.  Please include the names and telephone contacts of at least three referees and forward to:

To: Corporate Services Manager
Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
307 High St, Echuca Vic 3564
(PO Box 201, Echuca Vic 3564)


Please check the closing date to ensure your application is received within the specified time. Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day).

All applications close: 10th Dec 2021

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