Team Leader - Child Safety - Rockhampton

Job Description

About us

selectability is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to improving the lives of regional Queenslanders. We believe that everyone has a right to high-quality support at every stage of their life and are committed to providing exceptional services to communities across our large and diverse footprint.

We are passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of our consumers and work to deliver best practice support and services. We believe in fostering a compassionate and inclusive environment where our consumers feel valued, respected and empowered. Our team is driven by the desire to improve the quality of life for the consumers, promoting independence and maintaining their dignity while respecting their cultural background.

selectability provides and coordinate NDIS supports, aged care services, clinical services, Child Safety and deliver government funded mental wellbeing, carer and youth support programs. 

We are one of the largest providers of mental health services across our diverse footprint – extending from Mornington Island, Cairns to Rockhampton and Palm Island to Mount Isa … and growing. Our 2023 employee survey indicated that 79% of employees rate selectability as a truly great place to work.

Our focus is always the individual and their goals and aspirations.

In early 2023 selectability extended its pre-existing support for children in the child protection system who need residential care. As a result of the growing demand for child safety services across the state, selectability has made the decision to extend this service delivery model to accommodate more young Queenslanders in need of support.

Our values

At selectability our values define what we stand for and how we work. 

We value: 

Commitment... Consumers, their goals and their rights are everything

Accountability... We take responsibility for our actions

Compassion... We understand and care deeply about our consumers 

Respect... We acknowledge that everyone is different and promote equal human rights

Integrity... We do the right thing even when no one is looking 

Innovation... We believe that every day is an opportunity to improve 

Positivity... We engender courage and passion for a better future

About the role

selectability is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Child Safety Team Leader to join our team. As a Team Leader you will be responsible for leading a team of child safety professionals to ensure the safety and well-being of children and young people in our care. Our youth residential program provides care and intensive support to children and young people who have a variety of needs.  

Team Leaders play a vital role in leading a team that supports children and young people to live their best life. Team Leaders have a passion for working with young people and provide guidance and support to a team of youth workers. You will be responsible for maintaining compliance with the relevant Child Safety legislation and regulation, as well as organisational policy and procedures. You will build and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, families, and young people.  

As a Team Leader you will lead, coach, and mentor a team of Senior Youth Workers and Youth Workers in meeting a child or young person’s individual needs whilst promoting cultural safe and competent practice within the program.  

Team Leaders oversee house operations with a strengths-based, client centred approach while also maintaining a strong outcomes focus.  

Working at selectability is more than just a job – it’s a career. Industry experience, a positive outlook, and the desire to make a difference in the lives of regional Queenslanders is a must. 

About You

To be successful you must:  

  • minimum or equivalent of a Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention for Residential Care (or a willingness to obtain prior to selectability certification)
  • have a positive attitude  
  • possess clear and effective communication skills  
  • demonstrate computer literacy and accuracy in record management  
  • experience working in a team environment  
  • exhibit an ability to problem solve  
  • be able to follow policies and procedures at all times  
  • be able to work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and individuals 
  • flexible to work across a 24/7 roster 

You will also need: 

  • a current minimum P1 "C" class Queensland driver’s licence  
  • a currently registered, roadworthy, and fully comprehensive insured vehicle
  • First Aid and CPR certificates (or the ability to obtain)
  • a Positive Notice Working with Children (blue card) (or the ability to obtain prior to commencement) 
  • a current yellow card exemption or a NDIS Worker Screening Clearance (or the ability to obtain prior to commencement) 
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module 'Quality, Safety & You' completion certificate (visit to access this free module). at completion of the course, you will be provided with a certificate of completion which you can forward to 

About the offer

This a full time position. We offer a range of benefits including:

  • Hourly rate of $47.50 to $49.65 (base rate) + super
  • up to $15,900 FBT salary packaging benefits
  • 50% discounted training via our RTO 
  • flexible working arrangements 
  • career pathways and opportunities for development
  • employee assistance program offering confidential counselling support for employees 


If this sounds like you, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your skills and experience and why you are the best person for this role. 

If you would like more information please contact Rachel Jenkins on 0491227375 or