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

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.

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

Manager Big Rivers
Territories Families

Senior Professional 1 (Remuneration Package Range $135,379 - $151,043)
Northern Region, Child Protection - Big Rivers
Ongoing vacancy to commence 10/06/2019

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.

For further enquiries about this vacancy please contact Bianca Harris on 08 8973 8409.

Quote vacancy number: 2875
Closing date: 07/03/2019

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




Expressions of Interest: Community Services Teachers – Vocational Education

Are you a Community Services professional looking for a role where you can make a real difference in the lives of the next generation of learners?

If this sounds like you then don’t wait, Swinburne’s Pathways and Vocational Education (PAVE) is now inviting expressions of interest for casual teachers to commence in 2019!

Due to growth, we are calling for teachers in the Community Services field to deliver in the following:

  • Diploma and Certificate IV of Community Services
  • Certificate IV in Disability
  • Certificate IV in Youth Work
  • Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention
  • Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Certificate IV in Social Housing

The role of a Swinburne PAVE Teacher is to inspire, engage and educate our students for the 21st century. A PAVE teacher will implement industry best practice and apply current learning technologies and contemporary learning pedagogies.

The PAVE teacher will work collaboratively within a team of education professionals. Within this team environment, they will plan deliver, assess, evaluate and ensure compliance of high quality education and training programs.

What’s in it for you?
With a recent award increase, we pride ourselves with our competitive teaching rates for our staff with 12% super and excellent supportive culture. We value professional development for all staff and encourage a flexible working environment here at Swinburne and have been consistently named Employer Choice for Gender Equality.

Our vision for Swinburne’s Pathway and Vocational Education (PAVE) is to be the best provider of vocational education in Australia known for our industry and community connections and excellence in student focused learning.

Part of Swinburne University of Technology, we have a long, proud history of educating and training students for over 100 years.

This is an exciting time to join Swinburne with an increase in student numbers, this is your chance to make an impact on the delivery of our courses.

You will have:

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116 or equivalent)
  • Relevant degree or vocational qualification in the area you are teaching within
  • A passion to teach in this area of your expertise
  • Teaching experience as well as vocational experience within the sector

If this sounds like your next role then we want to hear from you! Please click here to submit your resume and cover letter.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au





Appointment of child welfare experts to the review and regulation list of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Expressions of Interest

The Attorney-General, the Hon Jill Hennessy MP, seeks expressions of interest from persons with knowledge of, or experience in, child welfare matters, for appointment as ordinary members of the Review and Regulation List (RRL) of VCAT. It is anticipated that sessional appointments to the RRL will be required within the next 12 months.

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) members are appointed for a period of seven years by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Attorney-General.

The RRL has jurisdiction under a number of Acts to review administrative decisions. Successful applicants would be appointed to hear proceedings under sections 42, 118, 158 and 333 of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005, such as a decision made under or in relation to a child care agreement.

Applicants should demonstrate a high level of integrity, sound judgement, interpersonal skills, technical expertise, and a capacity to make fair decisions quickly. Applicants must also be aware of, and sensitive to, the diversity of backgrounds and life experiences of VCAT users, and the need to communicate effectively and courteously with all users. A commitment to the use of technology and participation in ongoing professional education will be viewed favourably. Excellent communication skills are essential, and skills in mediation are also valuable.

Applicants from a range of backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

All expressions of interest are treated confidentially and may be drawn upon on an ongoing basis as vacancies arise.

How to apply

Expressions of interest should be submitted via the Get on Board website (getonboard.vic.gov.au – click on ‘vacancies’ and then ‘Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) Members’), and should include a resume and a completed ‘VCAT Expression of Interest’ form.

Previous applicants who have already lodged an expression of interest via the Get on Board website will be considered but may submit a new or updated expression of interest if desired.

All expressions of interest must be received no later than midnight on 13 February 2019.



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