Service Development Manager

Service Development Manager Based in Tennant Creek - Two-year fixed term contract with potential to extend - Full-time


About Us 

Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation (JCAC) is one of the largest and oldest Aboriginal corporations in Australia. JCAC delivers a manages a number of businesses and a variety of community and social services in Tennant Creek and across the entire Barkly Region. Representing 24 language groups, this is the second largest local government area in Australia. JCAC’s mission is to promote sustainable economic and social development across the Barkly region through individual and community achievement. Julalikari values include:

  • RESPECT – for our country and one another
  • INTEGRITY – for us mob – to be honest and ethical in our dealings with each other
  • ACCOUNTABILITY – hold it strongly and take responsibility for what we do and the decisions we make
  • UNITY – to speak and act together hearing all people. Together we will build!

Anglicare NT is a respected provider of quality human services across urban, regional and remote area. Anglicare NT offers a range of career opportunities in the community and social services sector in a diverse range of fields such as children and youth, family relationships and counselling, out of home care, refugee and migrant, corporate services, financial counselling, mental health, disability and home care, social enterprises and specialist homelessness services. 

Anglicare NT offers great benefits, including a commitment to further training and development options, flexible working conditions, five (5) week’s annual leave and a strengths-based environment. We also offer great salary packaging options that can significantly increase your take-home pay. 

About the Position 

The Partnership Support Service has been established in Anglicare NT to support the capacity development of Aboriginal organisations across the Territory. In the role of Senior Service Development Officer, you will play a key role in leading the establishment of the Aboriginal Out of Home Carer Service (Kinship Care Program), in partnership with CatholicCareNT and JCAC.  This will include recruiting, training, mentoring and supervising local staff who are employed to deliver the Aboriginal Out of Home Carer Service, in partnership with CatholicCare NT and supporting the establishment and implementation of the Tennant Creek Child and Family Centre and other child, youth and family related work as agreed to in Anglicare NT partnership arrangements with JCAC.

To be successful, you will possess

  • Tertiary qualifications to degree level in social and/or community services
  • A minimum 3 years’ experience in managing teams and overseeing program delivery
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of Aboriginal cultural, social and community networks and relationships, including within Government and Non-Government Organisations
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously in addition to effectively contributing to a team
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and manage staff learning and development needs to meet operational requirements
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, including the ability to support, mentor and coach staff
  • Strong understanding of child, youth and family services
  • Sound understanding of the Care and Protection of Children Act (NT) or similar
  • Strong project management skills, including an ability to manage multiple competing priorities and collaborate with stakeholders in a timely manner.

 Please note: It is a requirement that prior to commencing in this role, you must possess a Working with Children (Ochre Card), a National Criminal History Check (within 3 months) and a current Northern Territory manual driver’s licence. 

As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to address the key selection criteria on the online application on the Anglicare NT website. 

For further information on this exciting opportunity, please contact Leonie Patterson, Executive Manager Cultural Safety & Partnerships on  08 8985 0000.

This position has been extended, applications will be assessed as received.

Experience of working closely with and having a strong understanding of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture would be considered an advantage. 

Anglicare NT is a Child Safe, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

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