Job Opportunity: Youth Frontier Program Team Leader

This is an identified position under Section 9a of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977

– Full time, identified position, Central Coast location
– Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging and a flexible work environment
– Opportunity to make your mark establishing an important new program

Are you passionate about leading a high-performing team and making a difference in the lives of young people?


This is an exciting role responsible for establishing and managing the delivery of Bungree’s new Youth Frontier Program which will provide mentoring services for young Aboriginal people who are at risk or in the juvenile justice system.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Youth Frontier Team Leader role is integral to the organisation and sits on the Leadership Team. In this rewarding role, the Youth Frontier Program Team Leader is responsible for:

– managing the delivery of the program’s objectives,
– facilitating the work of the Case Workers and Mentors,
– ensuring compliance with DCJ contractual requirements as detailed in the Youth Frontier Program specifications
– recruiting and training Mentors and matching mentors with mentees
– delivering the Resilience Program in both schools and the community.

Above all, the Team Leader ensures that case management is undertaken in an ethical, collaborative, transparent, respectful and culturally responsive manner and always prioritises the child and young person’s safety, welfare and wellbeing.


Passionate about working with youth and making a different in people’s lives you will have demonstrated experience in delivering outcomes-based services that have consistently achieved performance targets, as well as multi-faceted human services programs preferably in the youth sector.

Your ability to coach to success and build a hard-working professional team will be pivotal in the success of this program. Your communications skills will be of a high standard and your ability to establish and maintain relationships with staff, clients, families and external providers including referral agencies and other stake holders (Centrelink, Medicare, health and medical services) will be the driving principles of the culture of this program.

Essential criteria you must respond to as part of your application for the position:

– Aboriginality – must also supply a copy of you COA with your application.
– Relevant Tertiary qualifications or higher in community sector or equivalent experience.
– Demonstrated experience in managing staff and the performance and outputs of case workers.
– Demonstrated understanding of applying a youth-centred, strengths-based and trauma informed practice working with clients with complex needs.
– Experience or understanding of early intervention and prevention youth models.
– Ability to be flexible, responsive and adapt delivery models to respond to the needs of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and address barriers to access services and support.
– Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues with capacity to identify levels of risk requiring statutory child protection intervention.
– Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in the development and implementation of data collection tools and data evaluation processes, including the ability to generate comprehensive reports.
– Well-developed interpersonal, mediation and conflict resolution skills.
– Demonstrated competence in community liaison and community capability building; working with a range of appropriate professionals in youth related services.
– Ability to deliver programs against funding bodies project objectives.

Mandatory Requirements:

– Flu shot – Bungree is a mandatory flu shot workplace (if for medical reasons you cannot get the flu shot please provide evidence)
– COVID-19 vaccinations – Bungree is a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination workplace (if for medical reasons you cannot get the COVID-19 vaccination please provide evidence)
– National Police Check
– Working with Children’s Check
– Drivers Licence
– Qualifications and Training Certificates

Working with us:

– Great team environment and organisational support.
– Access to our Employee Assistance Program.
– Safe and inclusive culture.
– Supportive leadership.
– Ongoing training, mentoring and professional development opportunities.
– You may be required at times to be on-call and respond to enquiries from staff and clients out of normal business hours.


We welcome applications from all suitable candidates and request that you provide a current copy of your resume and a cover letter telling us why you would like to work with Bungree Aboriginal Association, highlighting your suitability based on the role requirements and skills mentioned above.

Applicants MUST obtain an Employment Package, complete all relevant paperwork and address the Essential Criteria.

Enquires: For any enquiries regarding the position, please contact Suzanne Naden on 02 43500100 (option3) or email

Applications can be addressed to: Suzanne Naden, Chief Executive Officer

Applications close 4:30pm Friday 9 September 2022