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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

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

Family Support Worker- Full Time

Location: Based in Darwin

This position is an identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander role in line with CAAPS and Anglicare NT Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Recruitment Strategies.

CAAPS and Anglicare NT are recruiting for a family support worker.  Both organisations offer great benefits including a commitment to training and development, flexible working conditions, generous annual leave and a culturally secure environment. We also offer great salary packaging options that can significantly increase your take home pay.

The Family Support Worker will work together with families to keep children safely in the home.

  • You will help keep children connected to family, culture and community while helping parents and caregivers build their skills for healthy relationships, learning, and safe environments for children to grow.
  • You will use case management tools to support families to achieve their goals and those identified by Territory Families.
  • You will work to strengthen the families’ access to specialised services and connection to community.

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 Position Description and Selection Criteria here.  Please be advised you must address the selection criteria for an opportunity to be shortlisted.  For further information please contact Elizabeth Stubbs, Executive Manager, CAAPS on 08 8922 4800.

Submit your application to [email protected] by the closing date 23rd January 2020


 Permanent Part Time based in Darwin

 This position is an identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander role in line with CAAPS Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Recruitment Strategies. 


  • 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 experience working in a cross cultural environment.
  • 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, First Aid Certificate, 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].

 If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and would like to know more about cultural safety and working at CAAPS you may direct your enquiry to Elizabeth Stubbs at [email protected].

Applications Close: 23rd January 2020