Child & Family Wellbeing Service – Team Leader – Intensive Family Support Program (Walytjapiti)

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.


Walytjapiti means full family, group or gathering of relations. Strength, culture and land are also implicit in the word. The Walytjapiti team deliver trauma informed therapeutic case management with families across nine remote communities in the Northern Territory, APY and NG lands.

Walytjapiti work in partnership with families to build on their strengths to care for and grow up strong children connected to family, country and culture.


We are now recruiting for Team Leader to become part of the Child and Family Wellbeing Service. This position is based in Alice Springs with travel to the NPY region.

You will work with families and children who are at risk of child protection intervention, working to support and strengthen families in order for children to remain safe, happy and protected in their families and communities. This role will also work closely with Anangu communities, NPYWC directors, members and client families.


You will have a background in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or Community Development and/or relevant experience. You will supervise a team of eight Walytjapiti case managers and project officers working across nine communities in the Northern Territory, APY lands of South Australia and Western Australia.You will lead the Walytjapiti team in developing and delivering services that are strength based and trauma informed, and that best meet the needs of vulnerable 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 – Walytjapiti PD
  • For enquiries about the role, please contact Gemma Harvey – Manager CFWS  on 08 8958 2366.
  • Please 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.