Location: Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region
Job Title: Men’s Centre – Team Leader (Male Identified)
Classification: Middle Management
Employment Conditions: Full Time
Salary: $85,860 - $100,740per annum, dependent with skills & experience.
Generous salary packaging: $15,899.94p/a
Professional development incentive: Allowance of $1,300p/a
Reports to: Executive Manager Piliyintinji-ki - Stronger Families Section
Amazing further benefits including 6 weeks annual leave, free gym membership, free general dentistry and Remote retention allowance of $750!
Exciting opportunity for a full time Team Leader (Male Identified Position) in our Piliyintinji-ki – Stronger Families Services Section, based in Tennant Creek.
Join this community-based organisation and make a genuine difference to our community!
This is a Rewarding role where you will truly make a difference in the lives of our Town and Remote Communities, providing the chance to experience real job satisfaction every day and play an important role in Anyinginyi’s drive to be a Provider of High Quality Holistic Primary Health Care services to the Aboriginal communities of the Barkly region in a Culturally responsive way - don't miss out!
You will be joining a friendly and professional team, where you will receive personal and professional development opportunities from an employer who wants to provide optimum working conditions!
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation (AHAC) is a multi-disciplinary organisation which provides primary health care services to the Aboriginal people of Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region, dedicated to ‘Closing the Gap’ in Aboriginal health within remote Australia.
Anyinginyi consists of five different sections (Health Services, Business Services, Public Health Unit, Sports and Recreation, and Piliyintinji-Ki Stronger Families) which allow them to have a holistic approach to health ensuring that clients' physical and emotional health and wellbeing is given the utmost priority.
Anyinginyi's mission is to be a provider of high quality holistic primary health care services featuring prevention and treatment in the Barkly region in a culturally responsive way.
About the Tennant Creek region
Year round blue skies, stunning landscapes and vibrant, diverse and warm communities - that's life in the Northern Territory! Only a short flight from most Australian cities, Tennant Creek is not just a must-see destination renowned for its individual identity and rich cultural heritage but is a remarkable community to set up home in!
500km north of Alice Springs, Tennant Creek was once a rough and tumble droving town but is now a modern town and one of the Territory's most populated areas. It is home to a major regional hospital, a university, schools, shops and a supermarket, accommodation, bars, clubs and restaurants, banking facilities, sporting clubs and an airport - everything you need to set up a relaxing new lifestyle! People from all walks of life find themselves calling Tennant Creek home.
About the Role
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation has an exciting opportunity for a full time Team Leader (Male Identified) to join their Piliyintinji-ki – Stronger Families Services Section, here in Tennant Creek. This role is offered on a Full Time basis.
To lead a team of Community Support Workers (CSW) and initiate the development, implementation and/or facilitation of the Piliyintinji-ki Stronger Families (PSF) programs and services within the Men’s Centre.
Facilitate and coordinate all PSF Men’s Centre programs and through a coordinated range of approaches to promote individual and community well-being. The service outcome is to achieve a reduction in the incidence of family violence, alcohol abuse and community difficulties and family dysfunction for people in the Tennant Creek region and increase family and community safety and cohesion.
To also be guided by a Cultural responsive framework to achieve best practice through a wraparound service model providing review and implementation in line with report 2017 ‘A Practical Framework for Strengthening Culturally Responsive service delivery within the Piliyinginji-ki Stronger Families’.
More specifically, some of your duties will include (but will not be limited to):
- Ability to demonstrate skills transfer to Aboriginal staff employed in the same work area as the contracted employee.
- Participate in the development and implementation of strategies for providing mental health and social and emotional wellbeing services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Tennant Creek and The Barkly region.
- Ensure achievement of Business and strategic Plan outcomes are aligned to the Piliyintinji-ki Stronger Families (PSF) practices through program and service delivery. Using the report of 2017 ‘A Practical Framework for Strengthening Culturally Responsive service delivery within the Piliyinginji-ki Stronger Families’.
- Complimenting deliverables within the outreach framework referring to the report ‘A Practical Framework for Strengthening Culturally Responsive service delivery within the Piliyinginji-ki Stronger Families’.
- Support the coordination of local indigenous family violence action plans.
- Ensure compliance with funding agreements, including reporting requirements and ensuring funds are expended in line with grant terms and conditions.
- This position reports to the Section Manager, Piliyintinji-ki Stronger Families, and will consult with the Section Manager in undertaking responsibilities, making recommendation to achieve the aim of the responsibilities of this position as well as achieving the goals of the organisation.
- Provide leadership by making reasonable decisions that provide best practice for the day to day operations, that also provide clear supervision within your support worker team, modelling excellent support and care, and effectively deploying the team and other resources so that the people your team supports experience excellent outcomes.
Develop and coordinate external support networks
- Liaise and develop service referrals and provision with government and non‐government agencies at appropriate levels to holistically support physical health, mental health and wellbeing needs of individual clients.
- Develop partnerships with key agencies to support the delivery of services where appropriate/possible.
- Support individual clients holistically to access support services e.g. counselling, health support, community activities and educative programs using a case management framework.
- Work collaboratively with the team to develop and deliver cultural responsive links with community and family connections, which supports the engagement and connection to learning of the wider community.
- Participate in program provision and the supervision of Community Support workers to ensure wellbeing in an inclusive learning and supportive environment.
- Collaborate with the PSF team to support a socially inclusive program that responds to the physical, intellectual, social, spiritual and cultural responsive needs of family and individual clients in a timely manner.
- Participate in the daily routines and activities of the PSF program that delivers outcomes within a timely manner such as regular meetings, information sharing, project planning, quality assurance and overall Work Health and Safety.
- Working with the team to initiate Case Management Plans to support clients.
- Promote and support the positive role modelling of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs free from the workplace and exemplify aligned behaviours within the community at all times.
Administrative Responsibilities and Quality Assurance
- Maintain appropriate records and prepare reports as required and meeting required timelines.
- Ensure compliance through maintaining client and staff records, databases and care planning processes.
- Provide detailed Monthly reporting to the Section Manager.
- Maintain and record regular supervision of CSW staff.
- Support the development and implementation of individual staff capacity building plans.
- Work within budgets, including expending funding against section allocation while ensuring funds are expended in line with grant terms and conditions.
Safe Practice and Environment
- Proactively contribute to addressing WH&S hazards, incidents and injuries and adhere to infection control processes.
- Contribute to the regular training, monitoring and review of practices and the work environment to ensure a healthy and safe workplace in accordance with Anyinginyi policies, procedures and legislative requirements.
- Foster a professional and culturally safe work environment through supportive and effective management of identified issues utilizing ‘Riskman’, recording WHS meeting minutes and implementation of processes discussed within your team.
Lead and Supervise Community Support Workers (CSWs)
- Lead and support culturally appropriate professional practice and where necessary train and mentor others.
- Lead the team in the sourcing and provision of activities, which supports cultural links and community engagement.
- Provide CSWs with effective clear communicative directives of which are measurable.
- Team Leaders are required to spend the time, energy and effort to manage CSW employees effectively. This includes actively developing the team, ensuring that employees have the opportunity to discuss work and seek assistance, to coach and guide employees in areas of development and to support employee’s individual development and training.
- Work within limits of confidentiality and privacy as appropriate to this position.
To be successful in this role, you must present Demonstrated understanding of the Primary Health Care System and key issues relevant to closing the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples. Desirable Applicants who possess A Diploma/ Degree in Social Services or Community Services and previous experience in Team Management.
Please note: A National Police Clearance and Ochre Card (NT Working with Children’s) card obtainment is a requirement prior to commencement in this role. Please refer to NT Safe for further information.
You will also need to possess the following:
Essential skills and experience:
- Knowledge and understanding of the diverse circumstances and issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in contemporary Australian society.
- Evidenced understanding of the Primary Health Care system and key issues relevant to closing the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including the ability to communicate and support the delivery of culturally responsive programs and services with an understanding of the importance of traditional cultures, values and protocols.
- Demonstrated high level ability to communicate effectively and sensitively at all levels within Anyinginyi and with the local community.
- Demonstrated consultation and negotiation skills and the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership and support to team members, motivating staff and clients to contribute to the development and implementation of program activities.
- Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision, maintain lines of accountability, set work priorities and meet deadlines.
- The ability to collect and analyse data, write reports, develop basic teaching materials and present education sessions to small groups of client and staff on specific issues.
- The ability to monitor intake.
- High level skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including the ability to use client information management systems to support data input, data collection, clinical analysis and report writing.
- Willingness to work and travel to remote communities and environments.
- Be in possession of Ochre Card or receipt of application.
- Current Driver’s license.
- Diploma or Degree in Social Services or Community Services.
- Experience and knowledge of the Tennant Creek and the Barkly Region.
- Ability to speak a local language.
If you meet the above criteria and you’re interested in contributing to an organisation where you can really make a difference in our local community, we want to hear from you!
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