Team Leader

About the role:

Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) is on the search for a skillful leader and mental health program professional who has a passion for community. If you are looking to contribute to community development and social change, then we want you! The community wants you!

MAC is looking for a team leader who is just as excited to be a part of our culturally supportive team environment where mental health, and wellbeing for staff and community is our central focus. In this role you will use your people management skills as well as knowledge in mental health programs to align with our goals of self-determination and fulfillment for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities, families and individuals lives to promote and endorse wellbeing, intervention and justice support.

At MAC we welcome passion, creativity, innovation and invite you to collaborate your ideas to support our community. We are all about positive contribution and advancement, which we know comes from our awesome team members and community members.

What we will give you!

  • Competitive salary package with salary packaging options.
  • Wellbeing Initiatives!
  • Christmas and New Year period gifted.
  • Culturally safe and inclusive work environment.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities and support.
  • Access to laptop, mobile phone, and flexible work arrangements.
  • Free and confidential Employment Assistance Program and more.

Key responsibilities:

  • You will provide leadership and management to Justice & Intervention program staff, such as allocating tasks and responsibilities, facilitate effective communication, teamwork, managing leave requests and timesheets, and provide guidance and feedback, in conjunction with supervisions, and monthly reports.
  • You will ensure team members are aware of program goals, objective and timelines. As well as implement systems to monitor progress and performance, report on program status, achieved objections and potential risks.
  • You will foster positive relationships with key stakeholders, communicating progress, outcomes, and feedback to and from stakeholders to improve program effectiveness.
  • You will monitor and manage programs brokerage budgets, prepare and provide progress reports, and conduct audits for compliance.
  • You will identify skill gaps within the team and provide training opportunities to foster a culture of continuous learning and professional development
  • You will maintain a small caseload, in the discipline of Social, Emotional & Wellbeing  services delivery area and provide support to specific client cohort and ensure program activities align with broader objectives and services.
  • You will promote and integrate Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety practices within program activities.


  • Experience in leadership roles working within a case management framework.
  • It is desirable to hold qualifications in Community Services, Social Work or Mental Health.
  • Experience in a case management role, ideally within a clinical environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures preferably with established links to the local community
  • A current Driver’s Licence
  • Victorian Working with Children Check
  • Victorian Police Check that doesn’t disclose any serious offences, and an ability to maintain currency over the duration of the employment contract.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Effective and efficient leadership skills, with ability to motivate and communicate to ensure organisational alignment, capable staff and prioritised wellbeing.
  • Ability to foster a collaborative and inclusive team culture to build strong relationships among team members.
  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to align evolving team activities with overall organisational goals and objectives.
  • Strong ability to prioritise tasks and manage time efficiently across a range of programs and conflicting timelines.
  • Ability to embrace change and adapt to evolving circumstances while demonstrating flexibility in response to changes.
  • Promote individual accountability and responsibility through delegation skills based on assessments of team members strengths and skills.

Working at MAC:

We are a Community Controlled Organisation (Not-for-profit) that has been servicing the Aboriginal and/Torres Strait Islander community since 1994 when it was established by local Aboriginal Community Members. The purpose of MAC was and continues to be promotion of a healthy and proud community through motivation, education and cultural acknowledgement while ensuring a sense of belonging. MAC has grown to over 30 staff members and is projected to grow exponentially over the coming years.

As MAC’s Justice & Intervention Team Leader you will report to the Program Manager, and have a team of five direct reports. You will contribute positively to the multi-disciplinary Justice & Intervention program and engage and build external relationships with local stakeholders and agencies, with the common purpose of developing and improving programs objectives to advance Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander access and improve community justice and interventions. You will harness our values of cultural proudness, empowerment, collaboration, respect, integrity and compassion in all aspects of your position within community and MAC and will have these values reciprocated. MAC promotes a supportive and culturally safe environment in all personal and professional realms. MAC will strive to support any professional development to advance your capabilities in successfully completing your role and responsibilities with numerous opportunities for growth within the organisation.

If this sounds like a workplace you would like to be a part of, then apply now!


If this role and organisation sounds like something you wish to be a part of, then act quick, and reach out to our People & Culture Officer to request the Position Description! 

We highly encourage applicants to review the position description before applying for the role. You can contact us at or call us at 02 6024 7599 for a confidential phone call.

In your application, please submit a brief cover letter, address the key selection criteria and an updated resume. This should not exceed 5 pages.

Applications are open until successfully filled.

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