Team Leader - Rockhampton

Job Description

About Act for Kids

Act for Kids is a prominent provider of prevention, professional therapy and support services for children who have suffered abuse and support for families at risk. With over 33 centres nationally, we have supported thousands of children and their families for more than 30 years. Through prevention, treatment, research, education and advocacy, we are committed to helping keep kids safe, heal from trauma and lead happy lives.

Why Join Act for Kids?

The Act for Kids team is a community of shared values. We are a team that is ProfessionalEthicalCaringCourageous, and Collaborative.

  • Inclusive Employer 2023-2024 named by Diversity Council Australia.
  • Employer of Choice awarded in 2019, categories including Health/Wellbeing; Leadership; + Work-Life Balance.
  • Fitness Passport including discounted fitness memberships to a range of facilities for you and your family.
  • Above-award leave provisions including additional study, wellbeing, exam, and pet leave.
  • Professional Development via our annual development fund as well as ongoing structured support.
  • Employee Assistance Program including 24/7 counselling support, and health and wellbeing portals.
  • Salary packaging increasing your take home pay with up to $15,900 per year tax free + an additional $2,650 for meal and entertainment.

About the Position

We are looking to welcome a Team Leader to drive the therapeutic planning and interventions implemented by the Individual Support Packages (ISS) team members and external stakeholders to enhance children’s psychosocial and developmental outcomes.  

  • Full time permanent position.
  • Level 6 under the SCHCADS Award. Salary range is $106,390 - $111,093 + Super.
  • Includes travel within the Central Queensland region.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Determining the most appropriate assessments, frameworks and interventions required to meet the individual needs of each child and their family informed by evidence. 
  • Completing discipline specific assessments, creating individualised plans and delivering therapeutic interventions to achieve successful outcomes as part of a collaborative team.
  • Providing guidance, education and regular debriefing to In-Home Therapy Assistants to outwork therapeutic goals in the home.  

You can read our full position description here under the relevant vacancy.

About You

  • A tertiary degree in a relevant discipline (allied health, social work, human services).
  • At least 5 years' experience leading a multidisciplinary team in a similar program and environment.
  • Highly developed knowledge of child protection issues and the child protection sector in Queensland.
  • Experience and capacity to foster and maintain good working relationships with key stakeholders, partners and the community.

Other Requirements

  • Eligibility for a Working with Children Check or professional exemption.
  • Current driver’s licence.
  • Legally able work in Australia (proof of eligibility will be requested).
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption.

About Applying

  • Job applications will be reviewed as soon as submitted. Please click on ‘Apply Now’ to submit an application.
  • Please submit your resume and cover letter addressing the key responsibilities of the role. 
  • We welcome you to share any support or adjustments you need to enable you to participate equitably in our recruitment process. If you have questions or concerns, please speak with the contact person before or during your application. Your information will remain confidential.

For more information or questions about the role, please contact Deb Olsen on 0438 794 488 or