Case Manager – Intensive Family Support Program (Walytjapiti) – two positions

Applications close July 14, 2020

The Walytjapiti (caring for family together) Program’s vision is for Anangu families to remain healthy and positive about the future.  To live in strong and independent communities where there is increased socioeconomic equality, children are in school and adults are meaningfully engaged.  These are communities where people are proud of their cultural identity, celebrate its rich and dynamic nature and raise happy, healthy children.

Walytjapiti means full family, group or gathering of relations.  Strength, culture and land are also implicit in the word.  The Walytjapiti team deliver trauma informed therapeutic case management with families across eight remote communities in the Northern Territory and APY lands.

We are now recruiting for two Case Managers who will both be working in remote communities in the Northern Territory as part of the Walytjapiti team.  One position will be based in the Finke, while the other will be based in Docker River.

If successful, you will work with families and children who are at risk of child protection intervention, working to support and strengthen families in order for children to remain safe, happy and protected in their families and communities.

You will have a background in Social Work, Early Childhood or Community Development and have experience in managing a caseload.  Working with trauma informed frameworks or the ability to adopt those practices would be desirable.

This is a unique chance to work for an organisation that takes a grassroots approach to community development.  You will have the privilege of working closely alongside Anangu families and communities and get to experience an amazing landscape and part of the world.  This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn about yourself, another culture and grow professionally at the same time.

You will receive a comprehensive orientation program as well as best practice supervision and professional development that includes vicarious trauma, case management and four-wheel drive training.  We also provide critical incident debriefing and a range of counselling services to support you.

In addition to this, we offer a generous remuneration package.  You will receive an above award salary, additional superannuation, salary packaging benefits, 30 days of annual leave, 15 days of personal leave (to care for you and your family) and a retention bonus.  We also provide NPYWC accommodation and use of a company vehicle.

  • To apply please complete the online application form and submit a comprehensive cover letter and resume.
  • To view the full position description, please click here.
  • Closing Date: Tuesday, 14th July 2020
  • For initial enquiries about the role, please contact Steven Bruce, Child and Family Wellbeing Service Team Leader, on 08 8958 2345.
  • This position may be eligible for the Welcome to the Territory Incentive Program.  For more information, visit