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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


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

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

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 AOD assessment, information and education, referral and counselling for 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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.

Please view the Job Description for more information Strong Steps AOD Counsellor

Applications close:  11 November 2020

AOD Clinical Coordinator

Permanent Full time, Berrimah NT 

CAAPS is a community controlled Aboriginal Corporation that supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families to address issues related to substance use. Our staff work closely with our clients to deliver strength based and client centred approaches to AOD treatment.

It’s challenging work – but extremely rewarding and what we do, really matters.

Are you ready to join us?

We are seeking someone who is enthusiastic, people focused and passionate about ensuring quality, individualised support that enables people to have choice and control over their lives. You will have experience working in an Adult AOD program as part of a multidisciplinary team, providing day to day site coordination, effectively engaging with and coordinating care and clinical interventions.

Just some of your responsibilities will be: –

  • Providing clinical guidance and workplace supervision for staff reporting to you.
  • Participating in intake processes.
  • Ensuring programs and activities are delivered to a high standard in line with CAAPS values and CAAPS Healthy Families Model of Care.
  • Ensuring that Case Management services are delivered in line with best practice standards.

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 people affected by substance use
  • Sound knowledge of trauma informed approaches to service delivery
  • a tertiary degree or a postgraduate qualification in Social Sciences, Psychology, Counseling or equivalent and other relevant qualifications
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) or the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) is desirable.
  • Advanced level of clinical and interpersonal skills (and demonstrated experience) in a range of mental health and/or community health service settings, which includes managing clients at risk of suicide and/or family violence/other abuse.

Why work for the 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!

View position description HERE

Applications close:  8th November 2020


Child and Family Centre (CFC) Coordinator

Location: Based in Darwin Northern Suburbs- Full Time


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people encouraged to apply.



About the Northern Suburbs CFC

The Northern Suburbs Child and Family (NSCFC) is an Aboriginal community controlled centre available to all children and families in Darwin’s Northern Suburbs.  The NSCFC is designed to facilitate local effort and responsivity, identify community needs and local priorities, and improve service planning coordination through strengths based delivery.

A range of services and programs will be available through the centre as identified by community need.  The NSCFC will be culturally responsive to all people and provide coordinated access to a combination of government, non-government services and community supports.

The CFC Coordinator will work together with stakeholders to:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships to ensure that the centre is responsive to the diverse needs of the community
  • Drive community leadership to guide centre operations
  • Ensure that the NSCFC meets contractual requirements and obligations
  • Provide supervision and support to centre staff


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 the position description and selection criteria here

Please be advised you must address the selection criteria to be shortlisted for this position.  

Submit your application to [email protected] by the closing date 8th November 2020.