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 hr@caaps.org.au.

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 enquiries may be made to hr@caaps.org.au.

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. 

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:

  • 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)!
  • Home garaged vehicle with personal use

For more information please view the position description here.

Please include a 1 page cover letter with your resume.

Applications close 5th February 2023 and interviews will be held after this date. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

 

Children’s Worker

  • Permanent Full Time role
  • Based in Darwin

About the position

The Children’s Worker will provide support for CAAPS Children’s Program and Parenting Program participants aimed at improved educational outcomes, increasing child safety, improving family environments and providing skills to improve child health and wellbeing.

Some of your responsibilities will be:

    • Develop, implement, deliver, and evaluate CAAPS Children and parenting programs including off site activities, add on programs and life skills sessions with consideration to the cultural needs of clients.
    • Facilitate and support client engagement in all activities associated with CAAPS and external services.
    • Conduct client screening, intake, initial assessment, case management and exit interviews of clients participating in the Children’s Program.
    • Provide high level supervision to children participating in the Children’s Program while caregivers participate in CAAPS treatment programs.
    • Support clients and their families both individually and in groups, to develop and achieve goals aimed at improving child education, safety, health, and wellbeing.
    • Regularly liaise with internal and external service providers, ensuring a collaborative approach to supporting clients to achieve treatment and discharge goals.
    • Maintain an awareness of client’s needs and wellbeing at all times,  including participating in internal handover procedures, assisting with medication and provision of transport.
    • Data entry and reporting in line with national reporting requirements and as requested by Management including case notes.
    • Ensure all incidents/accidents and identified hazards are reported in accordance with the WHS policy and procedure e.g., lodging incident reports.
    • Participation in CAAPS afterhours on-call rotation.
    • Provide culturally appropriate services as relevant to the position.
    • Display a strength based, client-centred, focused attitude by providing a friendly, caring and welcoming approach to clients.

    Your skills, experience and qualifications include:

    • Set high goals and standards and strive to achieve them.
    • Excellent case management capabilities.
    • Good verbal and written communication, competent administrative and documentation skills. Multilingual ability an advantage
    • Contribute to continuous improvement.
    • Keep up to date with current best practice around school readiness and trauma informed care and provide information and support to clients.
    • Respectful of obligations regarding access to personal and confidential information
    • Knowledge of social and cultural issues impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
    • Demonstrated ability to modify communication styles and techniques to meet client’s needs.
    • Extensive experience working with children from high-risk backgrounds including provision of group program facilitation and advocacy.
    • Experience in effectively delivering services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
    • A sound knowledge of current local issues related to early learning and trauma informed care.
    • Demonstrated computer skills including MS Suite, email, data collection/input and record management skills.
    • Certificate Ill in Education Support (or higher)
    • 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)!

For more information please view the position description here.

Applications will be assessed upon receipt.

To apply please send your resume and 1 page cover letter to hr@caaps.org.au

CAAPS is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

 

Youth Worker

  • Permanent Full Time role
  • Based in Darwin

About the position

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:

    • 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.
    • Participation in the CAAPS after hours on call rotation

    Your skills, experience and qualifications include: 

    • Demonstrated understanding of trauma informed care and therapeutic approaches that support youth substance treatment. 
    • Knowledge and skills in various methods of service delivery including, individual case support, counseling, group facilitation etc.
    • Knowledge and skills in recognising mental health and suicide awareness, 
    • Awareness of legislation in dealing with Young People
    • Conscious of and respectful of the exposure to personal and confidential information 
    • Certificate IV or higher in community services, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, youth residential services or similar field.
    • 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)!

For more information please view the position description here.

Applications will be assessed upon receipt.

To apply please send your resume and 1 page cover letter to hr@caaps.org.au

CAAPS is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.