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

Dynamic Child Protection Program - Rural After Hours
Department of Health & Human Services

  • Multiple Part Time Opportunities Available (0.5 - 0.9 FTE)
  • Genuine Work Life Balance - Outstanding Mildura location

The Rural After Hours Team (Mildura) is a newly formed team responsible for responding to cases where Child Protection clients residing within the Mallee Area, are deemed at significant risk of harm. The work is part of the Victorian Government’s state-wide After hours Child Protection Emergency Service (AHCPES), tasked with responding to child protection reports received outside standard business hours.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the recently formed, highly motivated Rural After Hours Team (Mildura) in the capacity of Child Protection Practitioner (CPP3) or Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (CPP4). In this role, you will work with children who are at risk of abuse or neglect.

Your social work, psychology or welfare qualifications will be welcomed into a vibrant environment with a supportive and hardworking team who share a common goal. You understand that small changes can have a real impact!

We offer:

  • Increased work life balance
  • Supervision by leaders in the field
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Exposure to contemporary social work practice
  • The CP Rural Incentive Program

Relocation assistance available for successful candidates.

New Graduates and experienced welfare professionals are encouraged to apply.

Make the decision to pursue a fulfilling professional career and help Victorian families. It is a great time to join the team.

For more information:

Attend a DHHS Child Protection Careers Information Session on either Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th or Thursday 17th August 2017 in Adelaide. To find out more or to register please visit https://childprotectionjobs.dhs.vic.gov.au/#news

For a confidential discussion please contact Teresa Cavallo on 03 5022 3111 or Jackie Epstein on 0477 736 138.

To apply:

To apply for a Child Protection Practitioner (CPP3) please visit www.dhs.vic.gov.au/childprotectionjobs/register.html and quote reference number DHHS/ND/455563 in your application.

Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (CPP4) please visit www.dhs.vic.gov.au/childprotectionjobs/register.html and quote reference number DHHS/ND/455561 in your application.

Closing date for applications:

Thursday, 31 August 2017



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.

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

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


  • 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.

The Department is committed to the safety of its clients. The Department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.




Aboriginal Foster Care Assessment Officer
(Aboriginal Identified Position)

Liverpool Office, NSW

Do you want the chance to make a difference for Aboriginal children and young people looking to find that perfect carer?

Are you motivated to actively engage the community?

KARI is one of the largest Aboriginal foster care agencies in NSW. It prides itself on the high quality care and support that is provided to children and young people. KARI’s Out of Home Care division is looking for a Foster Care Assessment Officer.

The Assessment Officer will assess, strategise and network with potential foster carer candidates with the aim to increase our carer pool to accommodate the service’s growth capacity.

For more information on the Foster Care Assessment Officer position, or to apply, please contact Denis Thorne on (02) 8782 0300 or email denis.thorne@kari.org.au



Aboriginal Cultural Liaison Officer
(Aboriginal Identified Position)

Rosebery Office, NSW

Do you want a job that will give you the opportunity to make a real difference in the day to day lives of Aboriginal children of all ages who are in need of support?

KARI is one of the largest accredited Aboriginal Out of Home Care (OOHC) services in NSW. There is currently the opportunity to join this ever growing service located in Rosebery as a Cultural Liaison Officer who will assist in locating possible kinship placements for children and young people as well as assisting to identify other cultural opportunities that may provide the child, young person and family with a strong cultural heritage.

If you have experience working with Aboriginal children, young people, families or communities, we want to hear from you.

For more information on the Aboriginal Cultural Liaison Officer position, or to apply, please contact Nicole Alexander on (02) 8782 0300 or nicole.alexander@kari.org.au.