Jill joined CAAPS as CEO in July 2013. Over the past 20 plus years she has worked with the community and government agencies in the NT, Far West NSW, and nine years with a Sydney based not for profit youth service managing residential treatment and community based services for youth with high and complex needs. Jill is the current Chairperson of the peak body for Drug and Alcohol services in the NT AADANT, and a Board member of NTCOSS. ‘I felt I could help CAAPS deliver while reflecting on some core principles based on capacity building for Aboriginal people, working alongside the CAAPS Board and staff while bringing my leadership experience in the NGO sector to the role of CEO.’
Aoife was recruited to this senior role in September 2016 after joining CAAPS in December 2014 to manage the hostel and shift work teams as part of the Healthy Families treatment service. Aoife has qualifications in social care, and experience gained while working in Ireland, Malaysia and Australia across social work, program development and community services management. Aoife brings great enthusiasm for her role and operates from a strength based approach which fits very well with CAAPS mission. Aoife is currently on maternity leave retruning in October 2018.
Lianne joined CAAPS in August 2017. As a Chartered Accountant she has 20 years experience working in local accounting firms, as well as for non-government and community based organisations. Originally from Melbourne, Lianne is a long-term Darwin resident and chose to work in CAAPS to give something back to the community she now calls home.
Charlotte joined CAAPS after a need to streamline our intake process was determined by stakeholder feedback. Originating from the UK Charlotte brings great skill and committment to her work. She joined our service during 2015 and has made a great impact on our ability to provide more timely and suppotive responses for CAAPS client referrals performing a key role in CAAPS Intake team.
AOD Health Support Worker
Jenny moved to the Territory from NSW about 18 years ago and considers the Territory home. "Having worked in various health, community, aged care and disability services and experienced the positive benefits of early intervention, I am passionate about developing and implementing pathways which will enable families and children the opportunity to access services which will assist them to reach their full potential". Jenny strives to promote health and well being in all forms from general hygiene to providing relevant health information to clients and staff. "With knowledge and skills everyone has the opportunity to grow and fulfill their dreams".
Homelessness Outreach Service
Maria Corbett joined CAAPS as a Life Skills Development Worker and has stepped into the HOS role in 2016. Maria brings great energy and passion to this role, networking with our community partners to advocate for the best possible outcomes for our clients. She is an active member of the Homelessness Response Group project. Maria was voted Staff member of the year for 2016
Photography: Fiona Morrison and Kate Freestone