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 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

Successful applicants must:

  • 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)
  • have a willingness to maintain a drug-free lifestyle
  • hold / be able to obtain an Ochre card

To submit your application you must provide your resume along with a brief 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


Some Positions Aboriginal Identified
  • Permanent part time roles (ranging from 25.5 to 42.5 hours per fortnight)
  • Berrimah


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 committed individuals who are available for shift work which will include weekends to work closely with our young people as part of our multidisciplinary team. Are you ready to join us?

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.

You will:

  • Be available for shifts which will mainly be on weekends (i.e. 7:30am-4:00pm and/or 3pm-11:30pm)
  • Need to make yourself available during weekdays to complete your job induction and staff training.
  • Have the ability to attend a fortnightly clinical team meeting via ZOOM for 1.5 hours on a Thursday afternoon (minimum attendance of once per month).
  • Have a current WWCC.
  • Have a current Drivers License.
  • Have completed or be completing a Certificate IV or higher in community services, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, youth work.
  • Have experience in residential services or similar field.

Contracts available ranging between 25.5 to 42.5 minimum hours per fortnight (3 – 5 shifts).

View the YEW Position description here. Follow ‘Application Guidelines’ on this page to apply.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications close: 9th September 2021

AOD Counsellor

  • Permanent Full time
  • Coolalinga, NT

CAAPS Aboriginal Corporation run the Strong Steps program, which is aimed at the empowerment of participants to cope with drug and alcohol problems. With a Vision for excellence in the areas of social and emotional wellbeing and alcohol and other drug treatment, CAAPS is a progressive, innovative and sector leading Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation.

Your role is to provide therapeutic support to a continuum of clients (aged 13 years and older) including self-referred clients, family members, people referred by the criminal justice system and individuals experiencing a diverse range of health, social and economic issues seeking information and treatment. You are responsible for providing assessment, information, education, counselling and referral to our clients, many of whom have multiple and complex needs. You have an opportunity to contribute to a multidisciplinary approach to treatment within a family-inclusive, trauma-informed framework. You will provide education, treatment and support for people with substance use issues using a strength based approach.

Our Opportunity

  • Provide support and referral pathways for individual clients with consideration of their cultural safety.
  • Facilitate engagement associated with external services.
  • Participate in reporting and evaluation.
  • Undertaking supervision, reviews and professional development with team members.
  • Build partnerships, developing innovative programs and initiatives.
  • Ensuring all documentation meets accredited services and quality system are maintained to the highest standard.

About You:

As the AOD Counsellor you will possess the following:

  • A recognised qualification in either Social Work, Psychology, Counselling.
  • Demonstrated industry experience,
  • Knowledge of contemporary drug and alcohol interventions and approaches
  • Knowledge of family systems and the ability to work within a family-inclusive approach and relevant stakeholders to facilitate services that enables enhanced community access and quality of life in participants

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.

Please view the Job Description for more information AOD Counsellor PD 2021. Follow ‘Application Guidelines’ on this page to apply.

Applications close:  23rd September 2021

Aboriginal Liaison Officer

  • Part Time (38hrs per fortnight)
  • Work days negotiable
  • Katherine based
  • Fixed term to June 2022

Be part of this critical initiative

Anglicare NT in partnership with CAAPS Aboriginal Corporation is providing services to individuals through the Northern Territory Housing Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI).

CAAPS is providing recovery focussed wraparound care to support people living with a diagnosed mental health condition in public housing tenancies in the Katherine region. The primary aim of this program is to facilitate improved mental health and health outcomes and sustain public housing tenancies.

This position is based at Anglicare NT Katherine office.

Some of what you will be doing;

  • Collaborate and communicate – sharing the common goal of achieving positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and their families.
  • Work alongside Anglicare HASI caseworkers, supporting clients and their families to develop culturally appropriate and therapeutic AOD lifestyle goals.
  • Liaise with internal and external service providers, ensuring a collaborative approach to supporting clients to achieve their goals.
  • Seek to establish networks and maintain relationships with a range of relevant community service organisations.

Essential criteria;

  • Identify as an Aboriginal person and have a good understanding of aboriginal culture.
  • Hold or working towards Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs, Mental Health or higher qualification in related field.
  • A good understanding of the issues impacting Aboriginal people and their communities.
  • Have an understanding of substance use and mental health issues and accessing relevant support.
  • Be great at building respectful and trusting relationships with people to assist them to identify their rights, needs, strengths and opportunities.

This position is only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Candidates.

For more details: HASI Katherine ALO PD. Follow ‘Application Guidelines’ on this page to apply.

Applications close:  22nd September 2021

Clinician (Youth Services)

  • Full time
  • Fixed Term to July 2022
  • 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. We are based in the Northern Suburbs of Darwin in the Northern Territory.

Are you ready to join us?

We are seeking someone who will be responsible for supporting the comprehensive assessment of young people attending CAAPS Youth Services Intensive Assessment Program (IAP). This program provides trauma sensitive care and support to young people who are wanting to address issues related to substance use.

Some of your responsibilities will be: –

  • Collate information that will assist in the assessment of youth participating in the IAP.
  • Conduct assessment of young people and provide referral where specialist assessment or support is required.
  • Development of comprehensive assessment reports and treatment plans.
  • Provide advice and support to the IAP and Substance Treatment Program (STP) team around best practice principles in relation to CAAPS work with youth.
  • Support the therapeutic needs of young people participating in CAAPS Youth Services.

Your skills, experience and qualifications include: –

  • Sound knowledge of the issues impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth and their families
  • Sound knowledge of trauma informed approaches to service delivery
  • Degree or postgraduate qualification in Psychology
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) or the Australian Psychological Society (APS) is desirable.
  • Advanced level of clinical and interpersonal skills

View Position Description – Clinician- Youth Program 2020 here. Follow ‘Application Guidelines’ on this page to apply.

Applications close:  22nd September 2021