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Do you want to be part of a dedicated team? Working at the Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services is not your average job; we deal with different people and face different challenges every single day. You won’t find many challenges that are as rewarding as supporting someone to change their life.
We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic people who want to start or advance their career in community services. We offer excellent benefits and conditions and while CAAPS work supports families, this includes the families of our employees so we have family-friendly policies to assist you with work life balance and cultural safety.

Why Work For CAAPS

  • You are committed to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • You will receive immense job satisfaction working for a values based organisation
  • To have a career in an organisation that makes a difference
  • To work in a family friendly and supportive work environment
  • Receive training and opportunity for professional development
  • Take advantage of Salary Packaging benefits that increases your take home pay!
  • Receive attractive leave conditions that accommodate cultural considerations


If you are interested in exploring casual employment opportunities at CAAPS, please complete the form through the link provided. If you would like to apply for vacant advertised positions, please scroll down to our Current Vacancies section at the bottom of the page for more information.

Application Guidelines

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen or have the ability to stay and work within Australia without restriction. To submit your application you must provide your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your experience and addressing the selection criteria listed for the role. If these documents are not received by the application closing date your application will not be short listed for selection. If you are shortlisted for interview you must produce 100 points of Identification prior to the scheduled interview time.

Email enquiries may be made to [email protected] 

Current Vacancies

Child and Family Centre (CFC) Coordinator

Location: Based in Darwin Northern Suburbs- Full Time


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people encouraged to apply.



About the Northern Suburbs CFC

The Northern Suburbs Child and Family (NSCFC) is an Aboriginal community controlled centre available to all children and families in Darwin’s Northern Suburbs.  The NSCFC is designed to facilitate local effort and responsivity, identify community needs and local priorities, and improve service planning coordination through strengths based delivery.

A range of services and programs will be available through the centre as identified by community need.  The NSCFC will be culturally responsive to all people and provide coordinated access to a combination of government, non-government services and community supports.

The CFC Coordinator will work together with stakeholders to:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships to ensure that the centre is responsive to the diverse needs of the community
  • Drive community leadership to guide centre operations
  • Ensure that the NSCFC meets contractual requirements and obligations
  • Provide supervision and support to centre staff


Please note: It is a requirement that prior to commencing in this role, you must possess an Ochre Card (Working with Children Clearance), a National Criminal History Check (within the past 3 months) and a current Northern Territory manual driver’s licence.

View the position description and selection criteria here

Please be advised you must address the selection criteria to be shortlisted for this position.  For further information please contact Elizabeth Stubbs, Deputy CEO, CAAPS on 08 8922 4800.

Submit your application to [email protected] by the closing date 4th January 2021


 Permanent Part Time based in Darwin (64 hours per fortnight)

In the role of Children’s Worker, you will provide support for the CAAPS Children and Parenting Program. This program is aimed at improving child safety, family environments and educational outcomes. The program builds parental skills and an enhanced knowledge of child health and well-being.

This appealing role supports children from 0- 18 with their caregivers, focusing on early years 0-5.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Any of the following: Certificate III in Education Support, Early Childhood Education & Care (or higher), Social Work, Psychology.
  • Experience in effectively delivering services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people or willingness to grow in this area.
  • A sound knowledge of issues related to early learning and trauma informed care.
  • Solutions focused approach for an array of challenges presenting to families.

We offer attractive salary packaging and annual leave benefits to staff as well as a training and development.

Please download Position Description here: Position Description Children’s Worker

Applications close 22nd January 2021.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

AOD Case Worker

Permanent full time

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people encouraged to apply

Our Opportunity

You will provide education, information, support and referral for people with substance use issues using a strength based approach.

With a strong client centric focus, you will: 

  • Assist people to identify their goals, develop achievable plans that work towards these goals.
  • Be able to motivate people towards positive outcomes
  • Maintain appropriate case files and monitor progress of our clients.
  • Arrange appropriate referrals for clients to other services as required.
  • Work closely with other providers of related services to develop and maintain referral pathways
  • Have a proven ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

Please view the position description for more details AOD Worker

Applications close:  22nd January 2021


 Permanent Part Time based in Darwin

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people encouraged to apply.


  • 20 hours per week
  • Immediate start
  • Generous salary packaging arrangements are available.

To be considered for this role you

  • Must have a demonstrated knowledge of the issues around homelessness – particularly as it applies to Aboriginal people in the greater Darwin region.
  • Have an appreciation of personal safety in dealing with issues in situations outside of the immediate workplace.
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team..
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people.
  • Demonstrate ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Have excellent written communication skills and demonstrated computer skills including word processing, email, data collection/input and records management skills.
  • Hold or working towards, a Certificate in Community Service or Alcohol and other Drugs Work or similar field.

Employment is subject to obtaining a Criminal History Check, Working with Children Clearance (Ochre card) and NT Driver’s license.

View Position Description here and Selection Criteria here. Please forward your application addressing the selection criteria and a detailed resume to [email protected].

Applications Close: 22nd January 2021