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 enquiries may be made to [email protected] 

Current Vacancies

AOD Health Worker

  • Permanent Part Time role
  • Based in Darwin

About the position

Provide support for CAAPS clients participating in treatment programs to manage their health and improve health related outcomes for themselves and their families through education, information and engagement with primary and allied health services. To also support staff in managing health related risk for current and incoming clients.

Some of your responsibilities will be:

  • To promote and facilitate client’s self-management of health and wellbeing through assessment, screening, education, and information on a one on one or group basis.
  • Display a strength based, client centered focused culturally appropriate and welcoming approach to clients.
  • Assess, address and monitor client’s medical/health risks whilst they are in the program.
  • Assist with the development and delivery of program sessions based on disease prevention and management of chronic health issues specifically impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Maintain an awareness of client’s wellbeing, including participation in internal handover procedures, assisting with medication and facilitation of transport.
  • Remain up to date with the latest developments relevant to ‘closing the gap’ in health amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Your skills, experience and qualifications include:

  • Qualifications at a minimum in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Care of Cert IV.
  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current NT Driver’s License (minimum C Class)
  • Current National Criminal History Check
  • Current Ochre Card (Category E)
  • Dedicated and careful; high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good written communication, competent administrative and documentation skills.
  • Multilingual ability is an advantage
  • Ability to adhere to legislative requirements as they relate to this role in particular medication management.

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.

To apply please send your resume and 1 page cover letter to [email protected]

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

 

Youth Support Worker

Berrimah, NT 

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.

 

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

For more information please view the position description here. Please direct any queries to [email protected] 

Please include a 1 page cover letter with your resume.

 

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

AOD Counsellor

Permanent Full Time

Coolalinga, NT 

Strong Steps is a CAAPS Aboriginal Corporation satellite service, funded by the Northern Territory primary health network, to provide AOD counselling and support for people in Darwin’s rural areas.

Are you ready to join us?

As the Alcohol and Other Drugs Counsellor, you will provide clients with comprehensive assessment and screening, counselling, brief intervention, advocacy, information and education. The program is aimed at the empowerment of participants to cope with drug and alcohol problems through screening, assessment, counselling information and education, brief intervention and referrals to other services.

Some of your responsibilities will be: –

  • Deliver on the position purpose.
  • Display a strength based, client centered, culturally appropriate, and welcoming approach to clients.
  • In the course of other duties, establish networks and relationships with rural and urban-based communities and organisations that benefit the people accessing our service.
  • Ensure all documentation and records are maintained in accordance with established policy and legislative requirements to ensure continuity of client care and provide reports as required by management.

Your skills, experience and qualifications include: –

  • Tertiary qualification (minimum Diploma in Counselling) or higher qualifications in a related field such as Social Work or Psychology
  • Demonstrated experience working within a specific therapeutic framework
  • Ability to remain up to date with current drug and alcohol best practice and to provide information and support to clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to modify communication styles and techniques to meet client’s needs (multilingual ability an advantage)
  • Understand and adhere to the legislative requirements of the role and conscious of and respectful of the exposure to personal and confidential information
  • Good written communication, administrative and documentation skills
  • Demonstrated computer skills including MS Suite, email, data collection/input 
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage own workload and work independently
  • Current NT Drivers License
  • Current COVID-19 Vaccination Status (including Boosters)
  • Current Police Clearance and NT Ochre/Working with Children Card (or willingness to obtain).

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.

To apply please send your resume and 1 page cover letter to [email protected]

Applications close:  9th October 2022

 

Operations Manager Service Delivery

  • Permanent Full Time role
  • Based in Darwin

About the position

The Operations Manager will be responsible for the strategic development and management of CAAPS programs and proactively contribute as a member of the Governance team of CAAPS to develop a stronger, more unified staff team, contribute to and participate in the cultural safety of the organisation, manage processes for increased compatibility of systems, reporting and accountability, and provide leadership and drive specific projects within the CAAPS Strategic Plan.

Some of your responsibilities will be:

  • Ensure CAAPS is operating in accordance with funding agreements and other legal/legislative frameworks
  • Promote CAAPS and provide appropriate representation of the service and maintain appropriate relationships with Government and non-Government agencies and the community
  • Identify and evaluate relevant growth opportunities with CAAPS CEO
  • Monitor service models and develop budgets to ensure viability and sustainability
  • Encourage a positive, caring environment and promote unity within the service at all times. Facilitate the resolution of staff, client, and all other complaints at the appropriate stage of CAAPS complaints and grievance procedures.
  • Actively contribute to the Senior Management team and work productively and positively as a role model for the organisation.
  • Support and encourage staff to undertake research, write and present papers on their work in the organisation.
  • Oversee the operation of the Logiqc quality management system in conjunction with CEO and designated Senior Managers
  • Review service delivery policy and procedures
  • Participate in and conduct annual performance reviews with your direct reports
  • Avoid any practice which discriminates against any individual on any grounds.
  • External communications that affect the service are to be cleared by the Cultural Safety Committee.
  • Support the development of best practice standards through implementation of CAAPS Clinical Governance policy.
  • Manage consumer feedback mechanisms and act to resolve complaints and issues as they arise.
  • Manage the implementation of CAAPS therapeutic programs and ensure they have a sound evidence base. 

Your skills, experience and qualifications must include:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in front line management and/or social sciences
  • Experience in successfully managing and motivating multi-disciplinary teams within a not-for-profit organisation for a period of at least 5 years
  • A demonstrated passion for social change and creating an organisation of influence for the most disadvantaged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Substantial experience in developing, leading and delivering evidence-based and socially innovative programs
  • High level capacity to develop and execute strategic/business plans and deliver on KPIs
  • High level capacity to monitor service models and develop budgets to ensure viability and sustainability and a record of delivering successful financial and operational results
  • High level capacity to create new, or redevelop existing, business models within a client services context
  • Demonstrated ability to operate and meet requirements of legislated regulatory frameworks
  • Exceptional stakeholder management and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to represent and negotiate
  • Experience in a diverse organisation demanding flexibility and high standards of integrity in your consumer/ stakeholder focus
  • Extensive experience in the timely preparation and presentation of reports and submissions at executive management and Board level
  • Current NT Driver’s License
  • 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.

To apply please address the selection criteria and send along with your resume to [email protected]

Applications close 6th October 2022

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

 

Senior Finance Officer

  • Permanent Full Time 
  • Berrimah, NT

About the position

Support the business of CAAPS by ensuring all financial processes are provided and assist in the monitoring, operation and planning of CAAPS programs. Ensure the Vision, Values and Mission are reflected in your work.

Some of your responsibilities will be:

  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting in line with Australian Accounting Standards
  • Process fortnightly payroll and ad hoc pay runs when required
  • Process accounts receivable and payable
  • Oversee processing of petty cash and purchasing
  • Reconciliations for end of month/year are processed and presented to the external accountant
  • Participate in and contribute to the Budget process
  • Implementation of CAAPS Strategic and other business development plans, in collaboration with the Finance and other Managers.
  • Assist in planning for CAAPS assets and new projects
  • Ensure financial policies, procedures and processes are adhered to, ensuring that all transactions are compliant with Australian Accounting Standards.
  • Attend and participate in performance reviews and meetings as requested.
  • Participate in quality assurance processes with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Participate in all relevant planned training programs when required and seek to improve performance by gaining new skills and knowledge.
  • Work positively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

Your skills, experience and qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Well-developed problem solving, conceptual and analytical skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Well-developed computing skills appropriate to the duties performed along with experience in computerised financial accounting environment
  • Ability to ensure high work performance standards, set priorities and meet deadlines
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team in a cross-cultural environment
  • Maintain strict confidentiality in the position at all times
  • Maintain personal drug free lifestyle and willingness to participate in random screening as per CAAPS Policy
  • Extensive experience in financial administration
  • Current NT Driver’s License (minimum C Class)
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Criminal History Check
  • Current NT Ochre Card 

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.

To apply please address the selection criteria and send along with your resume to [email protected]

Applications close 6th October 2022

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

Administration Assistant – Strong Steps

  • Permanent Part Time role
  • Based in Coolalinga

About the position

Provide administrative support to the Strong Steps team. Display excellent customer service in all dealings with clients and stakeholders in line with CAAPS CORE values. Support the business through assisting with process related to new, existing, and exiting clients.

Some of your responsibilities will be:

    • Provide service-related information to the community as required
    • Liaise with all staff and clients as required around appointment scheduling
    • Manage confidential digital client files
    • Monitor and respond to emails and phone calls as necessary
    • Monitor referrals, appointments and enquiries as required

Your skills, experience and qualifications include:

  • Certificate III in Business Administration or other related field (desirable)
  • Current NT Driver’s License
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Criminal History Check
  • Current Ochre Card (Category E)
  • Demonstrated understanding of Work Health and Safety issues/requirements is desirable
  • Knowledge of social and cultural issues impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples is desirable

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.

To apply please send your resume and 1 page cover letter to [email protected]

The hours of this position will be 9.00 am – 2.30 pm Monday to Friday, based in our Strong Steps Office, 465 Stuart Hwy Coolalinga

Applications close COB Friday 7th October 2022

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