Youth Support Worker

  • Part-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 use. Our work really matters! It can be challenging – but it is extremely rewarding.

About 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.