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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 if 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. 

Featured Jobs

Foster Care Assessor & Trainer
Caring with Carers

Caring with Carers is an Australian business based in Sydney NSW. We operate in NSW and ACT and serve Organisations as well as contracting independently to undertake certified professional assessments. We also deliver professional training programmes to support Out of Home Care (OOHC) agencies with their demanding workloads.

Our aim is to alleviate some of the burden on agencies in assessing potential carers, allowing those agencies to spend more time supporting the children and young people in their care.

Position Details

We are seeking casual assessors to undertake Carer reviews, General Foster Care, Relative/Kinship Care and Guardianship assessments and training with potential foster carers throughout Sydney, wider NSW and ACT.
This role brings working flexibility and the ability to base yourself from home


  • Step by Step 2016 Registration is required.

Essential Selection Criteria

  • Excellent face to face interviewing ability
  • Accurate report writing skills
  • A clear understanding of the Out of Home Care sector (OOHC)
  • Previous report writing and interviewing experience is mandatory

Desirable Selection Criteria

  • Step by Step 2016 Registration is required.

Contact details

Name: Bonnie Weston
Email: admin@caringwithcarers.com.au
Phone: 0452 282 698
Web: https://www.caringwithcarers.com.au

How to Apply

Please apply for this position either via our website www.caringwithcarers.com.au or directly via email at admin@caringwithcarers.com.au.

The recruitment process commences with receipt of your resume, cover letter explaining your current situation and suitability for this role.

You will be required to provide DE-IDENTIFIED sample of your written work as this is an essential component of the role.

Applications Close: Monday 30th September 2019.



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

Job description

  • A strong commitment to develop and support Child Protection Practitioners
  • Work collaboratively with your team to strengthen case practice and to provide effective service delivery
  • Highly rewarding career opportunities

Being a Child Protection Practitioner means making real change to the lives of our community’s most vulnerable children and families. A career in child protection will provide a range of professional pathways that support your personal growth and development.

We offer a supportive team approach, quality supervision with great training and development.

Skills and Experience
We are looking for experienced child protection/child and family welfare professionals to join our child protection teams.

Key responsibilities include

  • Assessing children and young people to bring about the changes necessary to ensure their safety, stability and development
  • 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
  • Be responsible for supporting and developing Child Protection Practitioners in the integration of theory and practice while demonstrating your expertise through case practice
  • Working collaboratively with the Team Manager to strengthen case practice
  • Provide effective service delivery and support other practitioners

To be a child protection practitioner you need a current and valid driver's licence and a recognised social work degree or a similar welfare or behavioural related degree.

Make the decision to pursue a fulfilling professional career and make a difference in vulnerable children's lives.


  • Child Protection Practitioner (CPP3) $68,884 to $83,640
  • Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (CPP4) $85,279 to $96,759
  • Team Manager and Senior Child Protection Practitioner (CPP5) $98,396 to $119,052

For more information about the role descriptions of Child Protection Practitioners at different levels, please email childprotectionjobs@dhhs.vic.gov.au or visit https://childprotectionjobs.dhhs.vic.gov.au/roles/role-descriptions



Child Protection Practitioner
NT Government - Territory Families

Make an impact in new territory

Professional 1 Remuneration Package Range $71,483 - $92,183
Professional 2 Remuneration Package Range $94,941 - $113,538
Northern Region, Arafura Child Protection

Territory Families works with families, individuals and stakeholders to create stronger communities where children experience safe, healthy and happy childhoods, women and men from all cultural and linguistic backgrounds have equal opportunities, and senior Territorians are appreciated and respected.

Territory Families is recruiting experienced professionals in child protection, youth and family support.

We are looking for people who are willing to travel and work with Aboriginal families and services to deliver quality outcomes for children.

In return for your skills and energy you will be offered support to grow and develop your career, excellent progression opportunities, the chance to make an immediate impact in the communities you serve, and you will be rewarded with the best salary and conditions in the country.

Are you this person?

The challenges are real, and so are the opportunities to make a difference.

Bring your knowledge, skills and experience to the Northern Territory.

Our regional towns and remote communities might be just what you are looking for with the added attraction of some of the most stunning country in Australia.

Selection will be made at the P1 or P2 level depending on the experience of the successful applicant.

For further information contact Bianca Harris on 08 8973 8409 or TF.RecruitmentNR@nt.gov.au

Quote vacancy number: 1919
Closing date: 15/08/2019

Applications should address the Selection Criteria. For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit www.nt.gov.au/jobs

Picture your life out here – www.OurLifeOutHere.nt.gov.au



Head Trainer, Community Services
Australian Learning Group

Opportunity in Sydney

About us
Australian Learning Group is a part of UCW, an ASX-listed entity operating in the private education sector. We have been providing quality Vocational Education Training (VET) courses to both international and domestic students for more than a decade. This is an exciting time to be joining the group due to the acquisition of IKON, an RTO and Higher Education provider.

About the role
As our Head Trainer for Community Services, you will be responsible for leading the Community Services course offering across our campuses in Sydney and Melbourne with the intention to expand into other states. We are looking for a focused, experienced leader to help support our continued growth and manage our growing team with a focus on quality education and student outcomes.

Responsibilities and duties
In this role, you will ensure high standards of operations for our Community Services courses by ensuring our courses meet the Australian Quality and Standards Agency (ASQA) requirements for vocational education by undertaking a variety of tasks such as:

  • Have ownership for the Community Services courses and regularly review and update course curriculum and assessments.
  • Plan and manage the launch of the course offering in our interstate campuses.
  • Identifying the various needs of students and creating effective learning options to meet these needs.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with host companies for Community Services students to undertake their work-placements.
  • Managing the planning, designing and developing of course curriculum and method of instruction including, but not limited to, classroom notes, distance education notes, marking guides and instructional aids.
  • Overseeing Trainers delivery of content and ensuring there is consistency across all course curriculum and method of instruction.
  • Teaching students using teaching aids including presentation of lesson materials, discussions, workshops, laboratory sessions, multimedia aids and computer tutorials.
  • Providing regular management reporting of results.
  • Continuous personal development as required in order to develop new qualifications or courses.
  • Facilitating and managing projects.

Is this you? Our Head Trainers must have the following key selection criteria:

  • A strong passion for the Industry.
  • Solid interpersonal skills and the ability to lead a team.
  • Results orientated go-getter
  • Organisational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of vocational education principles, student services and reporting requirements.

VET experience

  • 3+ years management experience in the vocational sector
  • 2+ years of experience as a Trainer and Assessor


  • Relevant Diploma or Bachelors degree
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment 40116 or equivalent tor higher

Diversity & Inclusion
ALG is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society in order to better serve our students. We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

Be a part of our team
As Australian Learning Group continues to expand, there are opportunities to progress your career both within this campus and in our other interstate campuses. Given we deliver many of the same quality qualifications across Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, we offer our Trainer and Assessors the opportunity of transferring interstate.
Additionally, we also offer a 25% discount on our qualifications and free massages to our Trainer and Assessors whilst teaching with us.

About Australian Learning Group
Australian Learning Group is owned by UCW and operates a number of colleges including Australian College of Sport and Fitness, 4Life College and Australian College of Dance.

About UCW
UCW has a portfolio of tertiary education businesses, with a current focus on Health and Community Services related fields of study in both the international and domestic student market. The Company’s strategy is to invest in the growth of its existing businesses, through initiatives such as campus and course expansion, while concurrently pursuing accretive acquisitions. The Board includes directors with extensive corporate experience and a successful track record in the education sector.

Expressions of interest
Candidates should contact Kelly Skiba, Group HR Manager, to apply or request further information: Kelly.Skiba@alg.edu.au