Child and Youth Wellbeing Officer

Applications close April 11, 2021

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Fixed term (24 months) position in the Domestic and Family Violence Services team
  • Based remotely in Aputula (Finke), Northern Territory, with travel to Alice Springs


Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council was founded and is still led, governed and directed by women from the NPY region in central Australia.  It was created to give a voice to women across 26 desert communities in the cross-border regions of Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory.  Today, we continue to provide progressive, innovative and evidence based work in service delivery, advocacy and support.

‘Atunypa Wiru Minyma Uwankaraku’ Service is a domestic and family violence support and advocacy service for Aboriginal women and children living in the NPY region.  The service is informed by a holistic relational understanding of violence that acknowledges the key role of family and community relationships in working effectively with indigenous clients.

We are now recruiting for a Child and Youth Wellbeing Officer to join the Domestic and Family Violence Service (DFVS) on a fixed term, full time contract for a two-year period.  The role is focused on the provision of specialist therapeutic care and addresses the need for group and individual therapeutic sessions with children and young people experiencing trauma as a result of exposure to, and experience of, domestic and family violence.


The successful candidate will have a relevant degree in Social Work or related qualification / extensive experience in child centred practice and / or domestic and family violence context.  You will have an understanding of a holistic and relational approach to domestic violence service delivery relevant for Aboriginal Australian cultural contexts, and experience in working from a trauma-informed, strengths-based and reflective approach, with the ability to mentor others in this approach to practice.  Experience working in Central Australia will be highly regarded.

The role will work in accordance with the Strengthening Community Capacity to End Violence Practice Framework (SCCTEV) and will mentor others in this way of working.  The Violence Prevention Practice Framework can be found on our website:

This is your opportunity to make a real impact alongside a dedicated, skilled and supportive group of people.  The organisation is committed to working within the NPY Lands for the benefit of Anangu people in the region and you will work in an environment and landscape unique to Australia.

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, 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 whilst travelling.


  • Please complete the online application form below, and submit both a comprehensive covering letter and resume.
  • For a full position description please click here: Child Youth Wellbeing Officer
  • Closing Date: Sunday 11 April, 2021.
  • For initial enquiries about the role, please contact Louise O’Connor, Manager (DFVS) on 08 8958 2375.

Due to the high volume of applications, only applicants who have been shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.