Careers

Do you want to be part of a dedicated team? Working at CAAPS Aboriginal Corporation 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 careers 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 mentoring with the opportunity to improve and learn new skills
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Take advantage of Salary Packaging benefits that increase your take-home pay!
  • Receive attractive leave conditions that accommodate cultural considerations, including 6 weeks annual leave (pro rata).

If you are interested in exploring 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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for all positions.

For your application to be successful you will need to:

  • be an Australian Citizen or have the ability to stay and work within Australia without restriction
  • hold a current NT drivers license (minimum C class)
  • hold / be able to obtain an Ochre card (Working with Children Clearance)
  • hold a current National Criminal History check
  • have a willingness to maintain a drug-free lifestyle

To submit your application you must provide your resume along with a cover letter outlining your experience and addressing the selection criteria listed for the role to [email protected].

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 an interview you must produce required documents prior to the scheduled interview time.

Email inquiries may be made to [email protected] 

Current Vacancies

Coordinator Youth Services

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Berrimah, NT 

CAAPS is an Aboriginal Community Controlled organisation delivering a range of important community services to people through activities and services that reflect our CORE values of caring, openness, respect and empowerment. You will be part of an exciting program delivering a new approach to providing youth services. 

About the position

The Coordinator Youth Services will ensure that all youth services (assessment, residential and outreach) are delivered in line with
CAAPS CORE values, strategic direction, best practice standards, legislative requirements and within a culturally safe and ethical environment.

Some of your responsibilities will be:

  • To provide guidance and workplace supervision for staff in line with CAAPS Clinical Governance and Supervision Policies
  • Ensure that CAAPS Intensive Assessment Program (IAP) is delivered in line with evidence-based practice.
  • Ensure that CAAPS Substance Treatment Program (STP) is delivered to a high standard in line with CAAPS Youth Services assessment and treatment modalities and reflects evidence based practice.
  • Ensure that all client support activities are conducted in accordance with CAAPS procedures and applicable to CAAPS Young People in the IAP and STP.
  • Timely and accurate reporting to all stakeholders.

Your skills, experience and qualifications include:

  • Sound knowledge of the issues impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Extensive understanding of current issues impacting the delivery of AOD services to young people affected by substance use
  • Sound knowledge of trauma informed approaches to service delivery
  • Extensive knowledge of current local and national issues related to health promotion, prevention and management
  • Proven experience in managing staff therapeutic setting
  • Extensive experience working with young people with substance use issues including provision of health related services
  • Experience in effectively delivering clinical services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • Demonstrated computer skills including MS Suite, email, data collection/input and record management skills
  • Hold a tertiary degree or a postgraduate qualification in Behavioural Science, Counseling or equivalent and other relevant qualifications
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current NT Driver’s License (minimum C Class)
  • Current Criminal History Check
  • Current Ochre Card (Category E)

Why work for CAAPS?

  • You are committed to the health and wellbeing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples
  • You will receive immense job satisfaction working for a values-based organisation.
  • Work in a family friendly and supportive work environment
  • Receive training and mentoring with the opportunity to improve and learn new skills.
  • Take advantage of Salary Packaging Benefits that increases your take home pay!
  • Receive 6 weeks annual leave (pro-rata)!

View Position Description here.

To apply please email [email protected], include your resume and a 1 page cover letter addressing the selection criteria.

Applications close:  13th July 2022 

Youth Support Worker

Part-time

Berrimah, NT 

About CAAPS

CAAPS is a community controlled Aboriginal Corporation that supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and their families who are experiencing issues related to substance use. Our work really matters! It can be challenging – but it is extremely rewarding.

The Role

We are seeking someone who will provide trauma sensitive and informed care to support young people who are suffering the impact of substance use whilst engaging in CAPPS Youth Services programs.

Our youth programs provide innovative and high-quality engagement and activities across our residential intensive assessment and substance treatment programs. You will act as a Mentor and role model, engage in recreational activities with our young people, encourage interest in caring for self, and help them to gain awareness of moral and cultural issues, and traits such as optimism.

We are keen to hear from individuals who have a ‘grass roots’ understanding of Aboriginal culture from both professional and personal experience and you can demonstrate the following.

Some of your responsibilities will be: –

  • Display a strength-based, client-centered attitude by providing a caring and welcoming approach to
    young people.
  • Understand and adhere to legislative requirements of providing treatment to young people
    including legislation related to the care and protection of young people.
  • Facilitate and support client participation in all activities associated with CAAPS treatment
    programs including engagement with external services.
  • Support clients one-on-one and small groups to achieve treatment goals.
  • Support the Youth Services Team around implementation of behavioral management plans and
    support therapeutic approaches within the program.
  • Provide Key Worker support to clients as required. This includes being the main point of contact for
    a client and responding to client needs.

Your skills, experience and qualifications include: –

  • Sound knowledge of the issues impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth and their families
  • Energetic, setting high goals and standards and striving to achieve them
  • Sound knowledge of trauma informed approaches to service delivery
  • Good verbal and written communication, competent administration and documentation skills
  • Certificate IV in Youth Work or recognised qualifications in a related field

Why work for CAAPS?

  • You are committed to the health and wellbeing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples
  • You will receive immense job satisfaction working for a values-based organisation.
  • Work in a family friendly and supportive work environment
  • Receive training and mentoring with the opportunity to improve and learn new skills.
  • Take advantage of Salary Packaging Benefits that increases your take home pay!
  • Receive 6 weeks annual leave (Pro-rata)!

View Position Description here.

To apply please email [email protected], include your resume and a 1 page cover letter addressing the selection criteria

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

 

                                                AOD Program Facilitator

Permanent Full Time

Berrimah, NT 

CAAPS is a community controlled Aboriginal Corporation that supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and their families who are experiencing issues related to substance abuse.  Our work really matters! It can be challenging – but it extremely rewarding.

About the position

As the Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Program Facilitator, you will facilitate the delivery of CAAPS AOD Treatment Programs aimed at the empowerment of participants experiencing substance use issues, support participants to engage and benefit through program participation, and communicate with internal and external stakeholders involved with client care.
 
Essential skills and experience 
  • Minimum qualification in Certificate or Diploma IV AOD, community services or similar
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver educational programs to Aboriginal people
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills delivering individual and group work interventions including ability to manage group dynamics and behaviour.
  • Ability to work with people experiencing alcohol and other drugs
  • Facilitate activities aimed at engaging adults with varying levels of numeracy, literacy, and ESL.
  • Ability to develop rapport, be non-judgmental and deliver a trauma informed support
  • Ability to keep up to date with current drug and alcohol best practice and to provide information and support to clients
  • Demonstrated ability to work positively both as part of a multidisciplinary team and with individuals
  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, competent administrative and documentation
  • Demonstrated computer skills including MS Suite, email, data collection/input
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or similar is advantageous

Why work for CAAPS?

  • You are committed to the health and wellbeing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples
  • You will receive immense job satisfaction working for a values-based organisation.
  • Work in a family friendly and supportive work environment
  • Receive training and mentoring with the opportunity to improve and learn new skills.
  • Take advantage of Salary Packaging Benefits that increases your take home pay!
  • Receive 6 weeks annual leave (Pro-rata)!

View Position Description here.

To apply please email [email protected], include your resume and a 1 page cover letter addressing the selection criteria

Applications close 3rd July 2022.

 

Coordinator – Darrandirra Child and Family Centre

Permanent Full Time

Malak, NT 

Darrandirra means ‘all of us together’ and is one of CAAPS Aboriginal community-controlled services. The centre is available to all children and families in Darwin’s Northern Suburbs.  A range of services and programs are available through the centre as identified by community need.  Darrandirra is also culturally responsive and welcoming of all people and our team provide coordinated access to services and community supports.

Are you ready to join us?

We are seeking someone to oversee the daily operations of the CFC, leading a small team working toward building the profile and capacity of the CFC.  The role will proactively lead a collective effort aimed at building strong relationships with local service providers, non-government stakeholders and local networks to develop a collaborative support and service network for children and families.

Some of your responsibilities will be:

      • Build and maintain strong relationships to ensure the centre is responsive to the diverse needs of the Northern suburbs community
      • Provide supervision and support to CFC key workers and support staff
      • Encourage community leadership to guide the activities at the centre
      • Ensure Darrandirra meets contractual requirements and obligations

Your skills, experience and qualifications include: –

  • Proven strong leadership/supervision capabilities, specifically with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff
  • Ability to effectively manage service related tasks
  • Lead staff in continuous improvement processes
  • Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse and linguistically diverse people
  • Hold a qualification in social or human services or relevant area
  • Why work for CAAPS?
  • You are committed to the health and wellbeing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples
  • You will receive immense job satisfaction working for a values-based organisation.
  • Work in a family friendly and supportive work environment
  • Receive training and mentoring with the opportunity to improve and learn new skills.
  • Take advantage of Salary Packaging Benefits that increases your take home pay!
  • Receive 6 weeks annual leave (Pro-rata)!

View position description here.

To apply please email [email protected], include your resume and a 1 page cover letter addressing the selection criteria.

Applications close:  10th June 2022

                                                                                                     AOD Case Worker

Permanent Full Time

Berrimah, NT 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people encouraged to apply

 

CAAPS is an Aboriginal Community Controlled organisation delivering a range of important community services to people through activities and services that reflect our CORE values of caring, openness, respect and empowerment. You will be part of an exciting program delivering a new approach to providing youth services. 

About the position

As the Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Case Worker, you will provide support for CAAPS AOD treatment programs aimed at the empowerment of program participants and their families to cope with drug and alcohol problems.

 

Essential skills and experience 
  • Minimum Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs or higher recognised qualifications in a related field.
  • Current First Aid Certificate.
  • Extensive experience working with people with substance use issues including provision of case management services, group program facilitation and advocacy.
  • Experience in effectively delivering clinical or community services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Sound knowledge of the issues impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Demonstrated understanding of current issues impacting the delivery of AOD treatment for individuals and families affected by substance misuse.
  • A sound knowledge of current local and national strategies related to the AOD field.
  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Work Health and Safety issues/requirements.

Why work for CAAPS?

  • You are committed to the health and wellbeing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples
  • You will receive immense job satisfaction working for a values-based organisation.
  • Work in a family friendly and supportive work environment
  • Receive training and mentoring with the opportunity to improve and learn new skills.
  • Take advantage of Salary Packaging Benefits that increases your take home pay!
  • Receive 6 weeks annual leave (Pro-rata)!

View Position Description here.

To apply please email [email protected], include your resume and a 1 page cover letter addressing the selection criteria