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Case Worker - Darwin

North Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Service
  • This position is identified for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8 (1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and section 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT).

Working at NAAFLS

At NAAFLS you will be joining a team of committed legal and support staff who tackle Aboriginal family, domestic and sexual violence issues in the Top End of the Northern Territory. We provide a holistic and culturally appropriate service with focus on ensuring the best possible outcome for our clients.

We take pride in fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment that values diversity and encourages professional growth.

The Role

The Caseworker works collaboratively with NAAFLS solicitors to develop and implement case management plans with our clients. This includes making referrals to other agencies, scheduling appointments and transporting clients to appointments or court as required. Supporting clients during confronting appointments and meetings, such as child, parent, carer meetings and court appearances is also a part of this role.

Availability to undertake overnight travel to remote communities, up to 2 x 4 day trips per month is also a requirement.


The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Relevant qualifications in Community Services and/or Case Management, or considerable relevant experience and the ability and preparedness to undertake certificate or higher level of studies.
  • Experience in delivering complete, culturally appropriate and individually developed-services in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community services environment.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in a service delivery environment, including strong relationship building and advocacy skills.
  • Willingness to use your cultural expertise to help shape and enhance service delivery for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work flexibly and possess the ability to manage competing demands.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team in a multi-cultural workplace.
  • A current ‘C’ Class driver's licence and must obtain a clear Police Check and Working with Children Clearance.

The full job description is on the Position Description attached below.

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