Youth Services Team Leader

  • Base/Location:Family Services 103-109 Hare St
  • Reports To:Youth, Justice & Residential Services Manager
  • Hours:37.5 hours per week Full time
  • Award:SCHADS Award

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


Professional Development

  • 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


Key selection criteria

  • 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 & Experience

  • 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.


Other relevant information

  • 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.


All applications must address the key selection criteria and include a recent resume


Written applications should include a covering letter.  Please include the names and telephone contacts of at least two referees.

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


Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”


To:                                                              Corporate Services Manager
Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
34 Annesley Street,
Echuca Vic 3564

(PO Box 201)

Echuca Vic 3564




All applications close:                              Friday 18th December 2020



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: 18th Dec 2020

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