Child & Family Wellbeing Service – Team Leader – Advocacy & Kinship Services

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply.

  • Based in Alice Springs with travel to NPY Region
  • Full – time, permanent position
  • Total Remuneration: $114,628.39 – $131,098.35 per annum (including superannuation, retention bonus, salary packaging benefits)
  • Generous Leave Entitlements; free access to Employee Assistance program, further salary packaging benefits and more
  • Relocation assistance provided


Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council was founded and is still led, governed and directed by women from the NPY region. It was created to give a voice to women across 26 desert communities in the cross-border regions of Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory. Today, we continue to provide progressive, innovative and evidence-based work in service delivery, advocacy and support.

At its core NPY Women’s Council is about family and community – walytja. Our purpose is to work with women, children and their families of the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara region in central Australia. Our role is to work side by side and help increase their capacity to lead safe and healthy lives with improved life choices.


The Child and Family Wellbeing Service covers a number of program areas that include therapeutic targeted family support for children and their families at risk of child protection intervention; Child Nutrition & Development services focussed on addressing growth faltering in children aged 0-5 and advocacy and kinship services for Anangu who have an interface with the child protection services across the tri-state region.


This role is to lead programs relating to child advocacy and kinship services across the NPY Region. The Team Leader will support Child Advocacy Officers, Kinship Case Managers and Support Workers to effectively deliver the program in a number of remote communities across the NPY region.This role will also work closely with Anangu communities, NPYWC Directors, members and client families. In addition, the position will work with a wide range of internal and external service providers and stakeholders and include report writing, submissions & advocacy activities.


You will have a background in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or Community Development and/or relevant experience. You will supervise a team of Case Managers who are supporting kinship care placements in the APY lands and Child Advocacy Officers who are supporting parents and families who have had their children removed by CP to have a fair and just process which includes advocating for ATSICPP to be upheld & access & reunification to be achieved. You will lead the team to develop and deliver services that are strength based and trauma informed, and that best meet the needs of Anangu families living in the NPY region.


  • Please complete the online application form below, and submit both a comprehensive covering letter and resume.
  • A position description can be found here: Team Leader – Advocacy Kinship Services
  • For enquiries about the role, please contact Gemma Harvey, Manager CFWS on 08 89582366
  • lease note we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and suitable candidates may be appointed prior to the ad closing.

Due to the number of applications we are only able to respond to candidates who have been shortlisted.