Team Leader Mental Health and AOD – Taree CatholicCare Social Services Hunter Manning


The Opportunity

CatholicCare are currently seeking a Team Leader for the Mental Health & AOD program. This role will ensure that referrals are responded to in a timely manner, provide practice advice within the team that reflects strong working knowledge of legislation related to the AOD and Mental Health programs and provide the necessary support to clients to ensure they are reaching their recovery goals.

Being part of a smaller community within the Manning LGA, there is opportunity for interagency work and opportunity for collaboration. This position will also be linked in with the Community Connector for the Mid Coast to know the ins and outs of the area.


The Team Leader will mentor, support and supervise the staff in the Primary Health Care funded Alcohol and Other Drug and Mental Health programs.

The Team Leader will provide and document monthly individual supervision, group supervision, and team meetings. They will motive the team members and support their daily performance while recognising strengths and areas to improve and supporting them to do so.

The Team Leader will build our networks and referral pathways within the community and support the team to collaborate with external stakeholders to ensure all individuals are receiving holistic support.

Along with the Program Manager, the Team Leader will manage, build and regularly review the programs to ensure we are operating to a high standard and explore continuous options for growth. The Team Leader will provide information and data to the Program Manager for reporting purposes. They will play an important part in contributing to the further development of a positive team culture and workplace.

An awareness and sound understanding of Aboriginal culture and traditions will be integral to this role. As well as awareness of CALD and other diversity that may define parental roles, family, and community relationships.

Benefits of Working With Us

  • Work in a supportive and friendly environment of dedicated and passionate co-workers.
  • Supportive management, ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • Flexible family friendly working conditions.
  • Receive up to 3 additional days leave, Bishop’s Leave, between the Christmas and new year period annually.
  • Paid Parental Leave.
  • The availability of discounted gym membership, Fitness Passport.
  • Salary sacrificing options and salary packaging and more.


  • A commitment to the Vision, Mission and Values of our organisation and active engagement in organisational events
  • Evidence of independent practice history and skill in meeting a range of demands of
  • more complex caseloads
  • Good working knowledge of legislation and systemic considerations in the Mental Health and AOD space
  • Demonstrated leadership skill and experience managing a team of staff 
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with external stakeholders in a manner that promotes professionalism of the programs
  • Demonstrated experience in ensuring teams are meeting contractual, case management and reporting requirements
  • Experience working with vulnerable Parents and Families in the community particularly from Indigenous and CALD backgrounds.
  • A proven commitment to quality management, confidentiality and ethical practice whilst building and maintaining rapport with stakeholders to achieve programs objectives
  • Ensure casework and client recording and reporting compliance through effective review, record keeping, concise and efficient communication, auditing, and feedback mechanisms in a timely manner
  • A demonstrated commitment to working flexible hours to meet the needs of the organisation, clients and relevant stakeholders.
  • Ability to demonstrate and work within the key accountabilities and inherent requirement of this position detailed in Section 12


  • Tertiary qualifications in Health, Social Work, Psychology, or a related discipline, and/or extensive work history in the Social Services sector
  • NSW Drivers’ Licence
  • Capacity to undertake a national Police Check
  • Working with Childrens check
  • Tertiary qualifications in Mental Health or AOD misuse (Desired)
  • Diploma of Leadership and Management (Desired)

To Apply

Please provide a current copy of your Resume and a Cover Letter which addresses the two criterion points below:

  • Why you want this role and how it aligns with your career goals.
  • Your qualifications and experience in a similar position.

For any further information about the role, please contact Monique Davison – Program Manager on [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so be the early bird and apply today!

Applications close Monday 30th October 2023 at 11.59pm

 Additional Information

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable persons and preventing those in our care from suffering abuse or neglect.  It is committed to implementing and maintaining compliance with the NSW Child Safe Standards and the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards and takes a zero-tolerance approach to abuse of children or vulnerable persons.  All who work in the name of the Diocese must comply with the Diocesan Safeguarding Framework Policy and act in accordance with the Diocese’s Code of Conduct which includes the Diocese’s Safeguarding Commitment Statement. Employees are required to undergo a National Police Check and retain a valid NSW Working with Children Check where necessary, in accordance with legislation.



CatholicCare Social Services Hunter Manning

Job Salary

Full time