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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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Following 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 Protection Practice Leader – Family Drug Treatment Court
Department of Health & Human Services

  • Child Protection Practice Leader (CPP5.2) - Family Drug Treatment Court & Koori Family Hearing Day
  • Unique Career Opportunity – Senior Appointment
  • Contemporary Initiative - Convenient Broadmeadows location

This position is equally divided between two court programs based at the Broadmeadows Children’s Court, working closely with Child Protection Practitioners, legal practitioners, court staff and Magistrates. The position assists the child protection workforce to prepare matters for court hearings and is a key voice of the department in court when matters are being heard.

Established in 2014, The Family Drug Treatment Court (FDTC) is an innovative court program that seeks to assist parents to address their drug and alcohol abuse to enable reunification with their children. The program provides intensive case management and therapeutic intervention for parents and is chaired by a Children’s Court Magistrate. Initially implemented as a pilot program, recent success has resulted in the continuation and strengthening of this program.

The Koori Family Hearing Day, Marrum-Ngala Ganbu, is a unique program piloted at the Broadmeadows court. The North Division Child Protection Branch has partnered with the court to provide a culturally safe environment in the court that privileges the voice of family and Community, aims to engage culturally relevant support services and improve outcomes and experiences of Aboriginal children and families in the court system. The position works closely with the court’s Koori Services Coordinator.

The ideal candidate will possess demonstrated abilities as a skilled leader of best-practice, strong capabilities to forge respectful and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders and the ability to represent complex departmental information and assessment to the court.

This is a genuine opportunity to contribute to long term and sustainable change for those children most at risk and to contribute to improving outcomes for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children.

Relocation assistance is available for the successful candidate.

For further information on the position description and the selection criteria visit; www.careers.vic.gov.au

Please contact Pina Molea, Child Protection Operations Manager on 03 9479 0390 for further information.

Job Reference number: DHHS/ND/434783

Applications close: Monday, 2 October 2017

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 

 

 

 

Child Protection
Department of Health & Human Services

Protecting our most vulnerable children from harm is one of the most important jobs you can do. YOU can help rewrite tomorrow, one child at a time.

  • Ongoing learning and development
  • Challenging and rewarding role
  • Make a difference in vulnerable children’s lives
  • Roles Based in Victoria

Skills and experience

Are you passionate about social work or child welfare? We would love to hear from you!

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

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assessing children and young people who 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

Salary

  • Child Protection Practitioner (CPP3) $64,583to $78,418
  • Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (CPP4) $79,955 to $90,716
  • Team Manager and Senior Child Protection Practitioner (CPP5) $92,253 to $111,619

There are various positions available across Victoria's metropolitan and rural areas. To apply, please go to https://childprotectionjobs.dhs.vic.gov.au/register.html.

DHHS is building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of its employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and DHHS encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. In particular, the 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, please contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

Police Checks form part of the Department of Health and Human Services recruitment process.

 

 

 

Child Protection Practice Leaders
Department of Health & Human Services (VIC)

  • Dynamic child protection branch
  • Multiple specialist practice leadership roles
  • Innovative social work practices

The Practice Leader is responsible for providing expert case practice advice and leadership to child protection practitioners and other key stakeholders to promote practices that are evidence based and in children’s best interests within their family context.

DHHS is seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to fill multiple challenging and fulfilling Practice Leader roles within the Preston-based team.

The ideal candidates will possess highly developed practice and people management skills with the ability to forge relationships at all levels of the organization.

Also pivotal to these roles is demonstrated leadership capability emulated through high level mentoring, coaching and supervision at an expert level.

Superior understanding of child development, attachment and trauma theories in relation to child protection practice, and engagement with offenders are highly desirable qualities.

This is a genuine opportunity to contribute to long term and sustainable change for those children most at risk.

For further information on the position description and the selection criteria visit: www.careers.vic.gov.au

Please contact Jenny Papageorgiou on 03 9479 0460 for further information regarding these positions.

Job Reference number: DHHS/ND/378580

Applications close: Sunday, 24 September 2017

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
 

               


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