Case Worker Roper Gulf Regional Council


Welcome to Roper Gulf Regional Council, a captivating world of endless possibilities located in the south-eastern region of the picturesque Top End in the Northern Territory. With an expansive operational footprint spanning a remarkable 201,000 square kilometres, we proudly hold the distinction of being one of the largest councils in the Northern Territory.


We are thrilled to announce an exceptional career opportunity for a visionary professional like yourself – the position of case worker (male). As you join our vibrant team based in the lively town of Katherine, you will embark on a challenging yet immensely rewarding journey, working with dynamic group of individuals dedicated to delivering a diverse portfolio of services that support and strengthen our vibrant communities.


More specifically, your duties will include (but not limited to):

  • Deliver youth support services in line with operational guidelines detailed in the Indigenous Youth Reconnect funding agreement.
  • Provide Indigenous-appropriate case management for youth re-entering community after time in youth correction or rehabilitation facilities, or those within community identified as at-risk of physical or psychological harm or criminal behaviour. Case management to include development of an agreed, individualised case management plan in consultation with the young person receiving support.
  • Provide specialised support services to reconnect disengaged Indigenous youths, up to 24 years of age, with education, training and/or employment.
  • Connect children and youth, up to 24 years old, with early intervention strategies, intensive case management, capacity building and specialised counselling.
  • Provide services and supports to target the underlying causes of drug and alcohol dependency, antisocial and criminal behaviour, youth suicide and self-harm, and disconnection from family, community and culture.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Diploma in relevant qualification or a minimum three (3) years’ experience in Social Services.
  • Ability to plan and implement case management activities, coordinating resources effectively while monitoring the goals, targets, outcomes and objectives of individual client. 
  • Excellent oral communication skills with the ability to respond to moderately complex enquiries that requires detailed and careful explanation and negotiate and/or mediate issues between parties to effectively resolve problems. 
  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to write non-standard correspondence, reports, submissions and proposals that requires original content.
  • Ability to respond to changing community needs and flexible approach to program delivery to ensure objectives are met in most effective and efficient manner utilising available resources. 


Remuneration package includes:

  • Salary of $79,738.27 to $98,823.49 per annum based on 38 hours per week (negotiated based on qualifications and experience).
  • Relocation assistance up to $5,000.00
  • Six weeks annual leave plus, 10 days sick leave and salary packaging.


 How to Apply:

Please submit your application accompanied by Resume, Cover Letter and Selection Criteria as outlined in the Position Description located HERE 

Submit your application through the link below:

Case Worker | Roper Gulf Regional Council (

For any enquiries relating the role, please contact our Recruitment Officer.

Email: [email protected]

Ph:08 89729077


Applications close Sunday, 1 October 2023 








Roper Gulf Regional Council

Job Salary

Full time