Territory Families provides a whole-of-life approach to children and family support services through a diverse, yet connected, range of frontline delivery and advocacy functions.

With the portfolios of child protection, domestic and family violence and youth justice services in a single agency, we have an opportunity to work within a broad framework to deliver early intervention and prevention outcomes.

We recognise the over-representation of Aboriginal children in both the child protection and youth justice systems and are developing culturally considerate programs and services with culturally competent staff to tackle that issue.

A key goal of our strategic plan for the next three years is recruiting new, and developing existing, Aboriginal staff across all levels within Territory Families.

We have an opportunity to do things differently - to keep kids on track and to create the pathways that prevent vulnerable children and young people going into care and coming into contact with the youth justice system.

The Northern Territory (NT) presents a unique and challenging environment in which to live and work.

Nominate a Territory Families staff member for recognition

External individuals or organisations may nominate individual staff members, teams or units for a Territory Families Employee Recognition Award.

The awards recognise staff who embrace the WE CARE values and continually deliver professional and culturally appropriate services across the NT.

If you know of a Territory Families’ staff member who is making an outstanding contribution to the frontline or corporate services in the NT, you can nominate them for an award.

Nominations are reviewed and awards are distributed on a monthly basis.

How to nominate

You can nominate staff for a Recognition Award any time of the year.

Jobs on offer

Territory Families is recruiting experienced professionals in child protection, youth and family support, carer support and placements.

We are offering permanent jobs in these fields, especially in our major regional centres.

We are looking for resilient and passionate people who are willing to travel and work with Aboriginal families and services to deliver quality outcomes for children and families in remote and urban centres.

In return for your skills and energy, you will be offered support to grow and develop your career, excellent progression opportunities, the chance to make an immediate impact in the communities you service, and you will be rewarded with some of the best salary and conditions in the country.

The challenges are real, and so are the opportunities to make a difference.

How to apply

You can search for available jobs on the NT Government jobs website.

Aboriginal Workforce Plan

Territory Families predominantly services Aboriginal children and their families, and it is important that our workforce is representative of the people that we serve. Territory Families is taking progressive action in achieving employment equality for Aboriginal people through actions outlined in the our Aboriginal Workforce Plan.

Our current workforce is comprised of 17 per cent Aboriginal staff but we want this to be much higher. More than 90 per cent of our Aboriginal staff are also employed in operations while 36 per cent of our Aboriginal staff are in entry-level positions. We aim to grow the representation of Aboriginal employees across the agency which is why we have developed the Aboriginal Workforce Plan, which sets out the actions we will take to improve recruitment, induction, professional development, retention and inclusion outcomes for Aboriginal staff.

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Last updated: 19 August 2020

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