Introducing ACWA Job Central

ACWA Job Central is the one stop shop for available jobs in the community services sector

Providing this central service for people searching for work in the community services sector will make the process of finding the right candidates for the right jobs so much easier. ACWA is the professional association for all community workers regardless of their occupational title and we want to ensure that well qualified and experienced community workers can find the specialised work they seek and that employers can be assured of high calibre candidates for positions they are advertising.

ACWA Job Central, powered by our ingenious partner uWorkin, gives you every job in the community services sector at your fingertips. You will find website easy to use and the one stop shop you have been searching for. You can refine your search and get alerts when a suitable job is advertised. If you’re a jobseeker, membership of the jobs and talent community is free.

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Follow the link to ACWA Job Central or take a look at the featured ads below. And don't forget it you're a community worker you are eligible for quick and discounted police checks through our partnership with National Crime Check. Learn more here.

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If you have a community services sector job opportunity and would like to reach practitioners dedicated to excellence we encourage you to make contact with us via info@acwa.org.au. ACWA offers an attractive advertising deal that includes promoting your ad on ACWA Job Central. 

Featured Jobs

Child & Family Worker
Hope Connect Inc

Hope Connect is seeking a Child & Family Worker to join the Family Support team:
  • Part time – 2.5 days per week
  • Rewarding opportunity contributing to a family support service within friendly, supportive team environment
  • Competitive remuneration based on experience with salary packaging options available and some above award conditions
  • Based in Telopea
About us
Hope Connect is motivated by the love and compassion of Jesus for all people. As a team, we endeavour to meet the changing needs of families and individuals within the community, with a holistic approach that considers the emotional, physical, social, financial and spiritual needs of those who visit.

Hope Connect Family Support offers a multi component delivery of services to families and who have children 0-17 years. Support includes an early intervention program and an intensive family preservation program which provide case management, counselling, advocacy, parenting courses and therapeutic groups. Hope Connect has been one of the community service programs of Telopea Church of Christ for over 30 years, in partnership with Engage, which is funded by NSW Department of Family and Community Services and other funding bodies.

Essential qualification and skills required:
  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work/Social Welfare/Counselling or equivalent
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a community-based service managing a caseload
  • Experience in working with families and children
  • Experience in working within a team
  • Skills in case management including assessment, support planning and reviews 
  • Strengths in maintaining a non-judgemental attitude and openness when working with clients, whilst committing to self-care
  • Ability to liaise and collaborate with other community services such as the Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Family Support Services Association, Department of Health, schools and other industry and community services, government departments and donors.
  • Experience in responding to people with complex needs
  • Excellent communication skills with children as well as adults
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Possess organisational skills and ability to be flexible
  • Computer literacy
  • Current driver’s licence and access to a comprehensively insured car
  • Knowledge and experience in facilitating educational parenting programs
  • Working knowledge and experience of parenting, domestic violence, child protection, mental health and addiction issues
  • Knowledge and experience in child focused / family friendly frameworks i.e. Narrative Therapy, Trauma Informed care, Play therapy etc
  • Experience in co-facilitating a supported community playgroup
  • Experience in working with youth
  • Experience working with the A.T.S.I and/or C.A.L.D communities
  • Speak language other than English
For further information and a position description please contact Hope Connect on 02 9638 7955. Please email applications including a brief cover letter, current resume, and a statement addressing each of the criteria.
  • Closing date 7th January 2019 by 5pm.
The suitable applicant must have the right to live and work in Australia and hold a valid driver’s licence and own a registered and insured vehicle. They will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number and Police Check certificate.

Child Protection Career Opportunities, Mallee Area (Swan Hill & Mildura)
Department of Health & Human Services

  • Are you an experienced Social Work Professional looking for a tree change?
  • Why not make your next destination the heart of the Murray with a vibrant cultural scene, an abundance of fresh produce and a good dose of sunshine
We can offer you…
  • Contemporary Child Protection Service
  • Relocation Assistance Package
  • Supervision by Leaders in the field
The North Division Child Protection Branch prides itself on its commitment to making children safe, supporting stronger families, and protecting future generations.

The dynamic and professional practitioners located within our Mallee area service a diverse client base.

Outstanding opportunities currently exist for practitioners at the Entry, Advanced and Senior Leadership level to join our highly motivated and driven Swan Hill or Mildura based teams (CPP3-CPP5 Classification).

As a Child Protection Professional you will work with children who are at risk of abuse or neglect. You understand that small changes can have a real impact!

Your social work, psychology or welfare qualifications will be welcomed into a supportive and hard-working team who all share a common goal.

Successful candidates will benefit from the following;
  • CP Rural Incentive Program
  • Comprehensive Induction 
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Exposure to contemporary Social Work Practice
  • Increased Work Life balance
New Graduates and experienced welfare professionals are encouraged to apply.
Full Time & Part Time opportunities available
Relocation packages available for successful candidates.

Make the decision to pursue a fulfilling professional career and help Victorian families.

It is a great time to join the team.

To find out more about living in Swan Hill please visit - https://regionalliving.vic.gov.au/explore-regional-victoria/mallee/swan-hill
To find out more about living in Mildura please visit - https://regionalliving.vic.gov.au/explore-regional-victoria/mallee/mildura

To find out more or to register please visit:

For a confidential discussion about these opportunities please phone Jackie Epstein on 0477 736 138 or Fiona Horan on 03 5434 5520.

To apply:
Please visit https://childprotectionjobs.dhhs.vic.gov.au/applications and select Swan Hill or Mildura as your location of choice in your application.  

For more information about the Department of Health & Human Services visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au
To apply online and for other DHHS and Victorian Government job opportunities please visit www.careers.vic.gov.au
Police Checks form part of the Department of Health & Human Services recruitment process.

The department promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment and is committed to a more diverse workforce.
If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, please contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Commit to a career in Child Protection

Child Protection Practitioner
Department of Health & Human Services (VIC)

Child Protection
Protecting our most vulnerable children from harm is one of the most important jobs you can do. As a Child Protection Practitioner, you’ll:
  • Make a difference in vulnerable children’s lives
  • Benefit from ongoing learning and development
  • Be challenged and rewarded every day
  • Be based in Victoria
Skills and experience
Are you passionate about social work or child welfare? We love to hear from you!

We are looking for social work, psychology or welfare graduates as well as experienced child protection/child and family welfare professionals to join our teams. You must have a valid driver’s licence to be considered for this role.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Assessing children and young people whom are in need of protection
  • Conducting risk assessments and investigations
  • Working collaboratively with families, community services organisations and other professionals to develop and implement effective plans for children
  • Managing complex cases, problem solving and presenting matters to the Children’s Court of Victoria as required
  • As a senior practitioner or team manager, you will also be accountable for supporting and developing child protection practitioners, whilst demonstrating expertise in case practice and supervision.
  • Child Protection Practitioner (CPP3) $66,699 to $80,987
  • Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (CPP4) $82,574 to 93,689
  • Team Manager and Senior Child Protection Practitioner (CPP5) $95,275 to $115,276
There are various positions available across Victoria’s metropolitan and rural areas. To apply, please go to http://www.childprotectionjobs.dhhs.vic.gov.au/.

DHHS is building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

In particular, our focus is on increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Practitioners. If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au

DHHS takes a zero-tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. Employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse. Police Checks form part of the Department of Health and Human Services recruitment process.

For more information about the Department of Health and Human Services visit dhhs.vic.gov.au