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Workforce Development Officer, AADANT

The Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies Northern Territory (AADANT) Incorporated is the peak body for Alcohol and Other Drugs treatment services in the Northern Territory.

As an independent, membership-driven, not-for-profit association, we work with our members to support and strengthen Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) service delivery for people who experience harmful substance use in the Northern Territory.

The position

This Workforce Development Officer (WFDO) will be integrated into the existing team of AADANT staff to deliver focused activities aimed at strategic planning and enhanced support for workers in the Northern Territory’s Alcohol and Other Drug Sector.  Building off the existing work undertaken to develop the NT AOD Sector Workforce Development Strategy (2019) and AADANT-established workforce support structures, the WFDO will work with the existing AADANT team to engage with stakeholders from the sector to develop strategic priorities, produce workforce development resources, coordinate workforce training opportunities and advocate for improved workforce support measures for the sector.

Position Title:                          Workforce Development Officer

Program:                                AADANT Workforce Development Officer

Supervised by:                        Coordination & Communications Manager

Supervisees:                            None

Responsible for:                      Undertaking coordination, strategic planning, resource development and engagement activities relevant to supporting the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) workforce.

Location:                                 AADANT office, 8/52 Marina Blvd, Cullen Bay.


Employment Details and Remuneration

Employer:                               Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies NT (AADANT)

Status:                                     Part time. Contract to 30 June 2022.

Hours per week                       22.8 hours per week

Location:                                AADANT office, 8/52 Marina Blvd, Cullen Bay.

Award:                                    Social and Community Care and Disabilities Industry Award

                                                2020 (SCHADS)

Classification:                         Level 4, Paypoint commensurate with experience.

Benefits:                                  6 Weeks leave (pro rata)

Salary Packaging options may be available.



  • Utilising the NT AOD Workforce Development Strategy, consult on and develop an Implementation Plan to guide activity for sector development.
  • Work with training sector organisations and stakeholders, including government bodies, to identify and enhance access to training opportunities for AOD sector workers.
  • Consult and engage with stakeholders to identify key areas of need in workforce development for the AOD sector.
  • Maintain and support the participants of AADANT’s Training Mentors Program to build the workforce training support capacity of the sector.
  • Development of resources including an AOD Sector Induction package for workers new to the sector in the NT.
  • Provide written reports on the planning, progression and evaluation of the project.
  • Provide written reports stating outcomes and comply with reporting requirements to funding bodies
  • Engage in AADANT meetings and activities where required.
  • Undertake other related duties where required with Executive Officer or other AADANT staff.



  • High level interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Qualifications and/or experience in the workforce development sector.
  • An understanding of the workforce needs for the alcohol and other drugs sector.
  • Understanding of social justice issues.
  • An extensive understanding of alcohol and drug and mental health issues.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating events such as forums and reference groups.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to present to a range of audiences.
  • Well developed coordination skills that demonstrate your ability to build strong networks and relationships across a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience providing a high-level documentation and reporting.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality and related processes
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work unsupervised as well as part of a small team
  • High level computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to pass a criminal history check and obtain a Working with Children Card
  • Valid NT driver’s license


  • Experience in cross cultural awareness and communication
  • Knowledge of the Territory’s AOD services, networks and associated sectors.


Contract commencing May/June 2021 to June 30, 2022. This contract may be extended dependent on future funding.

22.8 hours per week with flexible work arrangements.

Some travel within the Northern Territory.

Hours and days of work may be negotiated, and number of hours increased if funding becomes available.


Please send your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to

Applications close Friday 21st May 2021.

Contact Katie Flynn 0429 009 599 for any questions about this role.