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Senior Case Worker, AOD - Tiwi Islands

CatholicCare NT
  • SCHADS Award Level 5 - $94,481 trp (including salary $84,854)
  • Salary packaging option (up to an additional $15,895 p/a)
  • Full time position based in Tiwi Islands (till 30 June 2023)
  • Relocation assistance offered
  • Remote area allowance
  • Five Weeks Annual Leave
  • Subsidised single person accommodation available (No Pets)
  • Bi-monthly weekend visits to Darwin (Additional Employee Benefit)

Are you looking to join a diverse team making a positive difference?

CatholicCare NT is a Catholic social service agency established in the Diocese of Darwin. We provide services throughout the NT, including service centres in Darwin, Palmerston, Malak, Tiwi Islands, Daly River, Wadeye, Jabiru, Maningrida, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Santa Teresa, Titjikala, Finke and APY lands.

Our Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) remote service aims to improve the lives of those exposed to harm due to AOD misuse. Evidence-based support including CBT, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness-based approaches are provided. The service is family inclusive, culturally appropriate and uses a social and emotional wellbeing framework to support individual and community needs. A range of services are provided in the community to support treatment and care options to reduce harm, facilitate sustained recovery and support relapse prevention

About the role

You will be providing case management, counselling, education and AOD support in a remote community context across the Tiwi Islands. You will partner with participants, and broader community, to provide culturally informed, holistic support and to address AOD related harm.

This is a dynamic role and may take the form of casework, counselling, group work, community education and capacity building. This role has a focus on working with families and young people.

About You

  • Relevant qualification such as social work, psychology or equivalent with substantial experience in the area of Alcohol and Drug treatment
  • Minimum three years' experience in AOD.
  • Experience in facilitating group work in an AOD context
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills report writing, case note writing
  • Demonstrated cultural competency, particularly in working with Indigenous people.
  • A passion for helping our communities thrive

How to Apply

For a full role description including key selection criteria, and to apply for this job, please visit our careers website. Click "Apply Now" & enter ref code: 5947373.

Interviews week of: 07 June 2022

Applications only progress if made directly through our CatholicCare NT website. Expressions of interest from third party job boards will not be considered.

This position is classified as a mandatory worker position for the purpose of COVID-19 vaccines and directions issued by the NT Chief Health Officer.


Comprising Bathurst and Melville Islands, with a population of around 2500, the Tiwi Islands are only 80km north of Darwin. The islands are home to the Tiwi people, who have a strong affiliation with their land and a distinctive culture and language. There are school and medical facilities on the islands and regular plane, passenger ferry and barge services operating from Darwin.

The Tiwi Islands are known as 'the islands of smiles'. The Tiwi people are internationally renowned for their individual style of art including carvings and bright textile designs. Prized by collectors, many Tiwi artists have exhibited around the world.

Safeguarding Children & Young People

CatholicCare NT is committed to maintaining zero tolerance of child abuse and neglect, and the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people who access our activities, programs, services and facilities.

Employment is subject to obtaining a satisfactory National police check and Working with Children (Ochre) Card.

If you have resided in an overseas country for 12 months or more in the past 10 years, this position requires you to complete an International Criminal History check (ICHC) prior to you employment commencement date. The outcome of the initial screening check must be satisfactory.

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