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.

Begin your employment search

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.

Advertise your job with ACWA

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

Team Leader – Griffith (NSW)

CS Grade 9: $68,296 - $76,000 (plus relocation support)

Are you a Griffith local or someone looking for the ultimate Tree Change in country NSW? Are you looking for an environment where you can utilise your human services leadership skills in a dynamic and supportive team?

At CareSouth, we believe in the importance of family and having a work/life balance. We are looking for someone to join our Griffith team as the Full Time Team Leader. Griffith is a thriving country town, perfect for raising a family with affordable housing, great schools and a friendly community. If you are thinking about relocating this role could be for you.

Do you want to be a part of something great?

At CareSouth, we recognise the work our staff do every day is what makes our organisation great. We reward that and are an organisation you can be proud of.

To recognise the work you do, we offer competitive salary and packaging options, tailored professional development pathways to support you to reach your potential and encourage work life balance and self-care. This is wrapped up in a compassionate, supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to be bold, big-hearted and determined every day.

Who CareSouth Are
CareSouth is a local, community based organisation with a dynamic and bold vision to make a difference ‘every day’. Working across locations in NSW and ACT, we seek to inspire each other and the communities in which we operate. Our purpose is to influence and support the safety, development and empowerment of children, young people, adults and communities.

About the Role
The ideal candidate will be dynamic and highly motivated, with experience in leading and developing a team of professionals. The ability to liaise and build key networks within the local community will be highly valued.

Under the local direction and support of the Manager and Regional Manager, you will be responsible for providing strong leadership and coordinate the requirements of the team on a day-to-day basis. We are seeking a positive and engaging leader who can demonstrate previous success in driving a culture in line with CareSouth’s values and strategic agenda.

In order to be successful in this role you will have:

  • A demonstrated commitment to the safety of children, young people and people with a disability
  • Degree or Diploma qualifications in Social Work/Welfare, Social Sciences, Disability or equivalent
  • Demonstrated high level leadership, written and verbal communication, conflict management and resolution, negotiation and mediation skills
  • Proven flexibility, adaptability and able to respond and adjust easily to change in work demands
  • Ability to plan and co-ordinate multiple tasks
  • Understanding of the ongoing effects of injuries, trauma and/or neglect and abuse
  • Demonstrated experience in a leadership capacity within the OOHC, Disability Services or Community Services sector
  • Demonstrated experience managing a team, including staffing, budget management, reporting and accountability
  • Proven effective interpersonal, conflict negotiation and resolution skills and ability to provide leadership under pressure
  • Current driver’s licence
This is your chance to create a positive future for children or young people.
Be BOLD and apply for your new career with CareSouth today.

To Apply
To be considered for this role you must address the selection criteria listed in the Position Description and submit your application via our website:

Applications Close: 2 March 2018

CareSouth welcomes applications from people with Aboriginal and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds.

CareSouth is proud to be fully committed to safeguarding children, young people and people with a disability from abuse and neglect.

NOTE: Positions are subject to a Working with Children/ Vulnerable People clearance and satisfactory National Police Check

Pru McManus on 1300 554 260



Sessional Lecturer – Bachelor of Community Services (VIC & NSW)
Expression of Interest
Stott’s College

Stott’s College has been delivering educational programs for over 134 years and provides quality education to international and domestic students.

The Health and Community Services Program offered at Stott’s College includes the Bachelor of Community Services course, which complies with the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) accreditation guidelines.

Sessional staff in the Bachelor of Community Services are required to teach one or more units in the clusters below:

  • Community Services
  • Counselling
  • Systems and Policy
  • Coordination and Support
  • Specialist Skills
  • Fieldwork

As the successful applicant you will:

  • Contribute to teaching, unit coordination, design and program evaluation in units of study
  • Have excellent communication skills in a multicultural environment 
  • Demonstrated contributions to research at a tertiary level, evidenced by publications, experience with the preparation and submission of grant proposals, and contribution to research teams;
  • Significant contributions to teaching at a tertiary level and demonstrated experience with the development and delivery of curriculum and course materials for a variety of teaching modes including flexible and online delivery (e.g. Moodle)

To ensure your success in this role you will need:

  • Masters of Social Work or equivalent qualification in a welfare discipline
  • Eligibility for membership of the AASW, ACWA or APS
  • Recent social work practice experience and an understanding of theory and practice in an Australian context 
  • Relevant tertiary teaching experience, the ability to further develop teaching expertise, and the ability and willingness to use technology for teaching and learning
  • Teamwork skills and the ability and willingness to contribute to professional collaborations and academic administration.

All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to Chien Vu (Head of Department)c.vu@stotts.vic.edu.au

Sessional Trainer – Diploma of Community Services (VIC & NSW)
Expression of Interest
Stott's College

Stott’s College has been delivering educational programs for over 133 years to international and domestic students.

We are seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified educators interested in joining our motivated and enthusiastic team at the Stott's College - Melbourne and Sydney campuses for the Diploma of Community Services.

To be considered for this role you will possess:

  • Relevant, current and extensive welfare experience.
  • An understanding of theory and practice in an Australian context.
  • Academic teaching experience including planning, delivering, evaluating and assessing students in classroom delivery.
  • Ability to further develop teaching expertise, including use of technologies for teaching and learning.
  • Experience and commitment to work in a cross-cultural environment.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Eligibility for membership of the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)
  • Must hold a minimum welfare diploma level qualification or higher.
  • Must hold TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
  • Minimum two years of current professional experience in the welfare sector.
  • Current knowledge and skills in vocational training and learning that informs their training and assessment.

All applicants must submit a Cover Letter and Resume to Chien Vu (Head of Department) - c.vu@stotts.vic.edu.au