Team Leader WA – Youth Service NPY Women’s Council


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

Full time – fixed term for 12 months
Relocation Assistance provided
Generous leave entitlements 
Based in Blackstone

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.

The NPY Women’s Council’s Youth Service works with children and young people (aged 10-25) and their families living in the NPY region, and is integral to the work we do.  The Youth Service model is based on four key components: Case Management; Leadership and Education; Youth Diversion and Recreation; and Advocacy.

Join Us and Make a Difference:

Working with us is not just a job; it’s an opportunity to be part of transforming young lives. Over the past year, our program has supported young people from the region to take part in high-profile meetings, gained employment through our initiatives, participated in prestigious educational and leadership centres, and much more. As the Team Leader, you will play a crucial role in expanding these opportunities to as many young people as possible and creating meaningful impact in the communities we serve.

If you have a passion for youth development, resilience in the face of challenges, and the ability to make a positive difference, we encourage you to apply. Join us in shaping a better future for the young people in our region.

About The Role:

As a Team Leader, you will oversee staff in five extremely remote locations across Western Australia. Your main responsibilities will be to support Youth Development Officers and Anangu Support Workers in delivering high-impact and engaging programs. You will be a key player in overcoming challenges and resource limitations, ensuring that our programs continue to flourish.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance, mentorship, and support to youth workers of various levels to deliver impactful programs.
  • Utilize monitoring and evaluation skills to assess the success and challenges of our programs and make data-driven improvements.
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking and planning to identify opportunities that meet the needs of young people in the region.
  • Manage, supervise, and lead staff to create a positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Coordinate with other services and teams to maximize resources and overcome challenges.
  • Train staff on essential tasks, such as using emails, completing timesheets, engaging youth in meaningful activities, and supporting case management.
  • Build and maintain stakeholder relationships to leverage benefits for young people.
  • Create bespoke solutions to support young people’s education and pathways to gain employment.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience as a youth worker or in a similar role.
  • Ability to thrive in a constantly changing and challenging environment.
  •  Strong organizational skills and flexibility to adapt to different situations.
  • Proficiency in compiling reports and effectively articulating program success and challenges.
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to overcome barriers for program success.
  • Experience working in the region or similar contexts, understanding how to effectively support change.
  •  Previous experience supervising or leading teams
  • Ability to work with Leadership team and executive team to manager program delivery in the state and support wider organisation impact.

Location and Travel:

This role is preferably based in a remote indigenous community or Alice Springs, with a minimum of two weeks of travel each month. As a Team Leader, you will have the opportunity to engage directly with young people in their communities and make a significant impact on their lives.

In addition to this, we offer a generous remuneration package, an above award salary, salary packaging benefits, 32 days of annual leave, 15 days of personal leave (to care for you and your family) and a retention bonus.  We also provide NPY Women’s Council accommodation and use of a company vehicle whilst living remote and travelling.


  • Please click on the link to apply via our website: 
  • Please submit a comprehensive covering letter and resume as part of your application.
  • A full position description is available on our website.
  • For initial enquiries about the role, please contact Youth Assistant Manager, Rosanne Martenstyn on 08 8958 2371.