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Community services is a thriving sector with a clear and increasing demand for workers.

Browse the featured job vacancies below or visit the listed sites to find your dream job.

www.ethicaljobs.com.au/ (sector specific)
https://probonoaustralia.com.au/jobs/ (sector specific)
https://www.seek.com.au/non-profit-jobs (not-for-profit specific)
https://jobsearch.gov.au/ (Job Active)
https://atsijobs.com.au/ (for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

Many of the major employers, such as Brotherhood of St Laurence, Anglicare and Benevolent Society, have career sections on their own websites.

For employment in government agencies, such as child protection, search the government career website for your state or territory.

Employment agencies can also assist you to find work. A word to the wise though – recruitment agencies often match community workers with personal care/support work roles for which professional community workers (those qualified with a diploma or degree) are over qualified.

https://wiseemployment.com.au
www.drakemedox.com.au
www.taylorcare.com.au
www.brcrecruitment.com.au
www.berecruitment.com.au/
https://ngorecruitment.com/
https://www.gembridge.com.au/

 

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Featured jobs

AOD Practitioner
Corrections Victoria

  • Great opportunity to join Forensic Intervention Services
  • Make a positive difference in keeping our community safe
  • Attractive salary between $72,751 - $88,336 + superannuation

About the Role

AOD Practitioners support the clinical team in the delivery of criminogenic alcohol and other drug (AOD) services state wide, including screenings, assessments, intervention programs, and related tasks, in line with service requirements.

They provide support by facilitating clinical intervention programs for people who offend and complete treatment plans, treatment reports, and risk assessment reports for internal and external stakeholders.

About You

  • Minimum qualification in Certificate or Diploma IV AOD, Community Services, or
  • A relevant qualification in social work, a related human services discipline, criminal justice or criminology with work experience in related field (desirable).
  • A current Victorian driver's licence is required.

Benefits

Our work can be demanding so we offer comprehensive training and support.

  • A specialised induction program for new client-facing staff
  • Exposure to national and international experts in forensic work
  • Mental health and wellbeing care
  • Supervision by senior clinical staff with support on a day-to-day basis
  • Ongoing professional development including research program and study leave
  • Relocation allowances for eligible candidates

Let us know if you have any questions by email Tal.Grunberg@justice.vic.gov.au or phone Tal Grunberg on 0409 280 153.

Applications close at midnight, on Monday 6 February 2023.

Click here to apply today

Youth Justice Worker - Cherry Creek Precinct

  • Bring your therapeutic skills to our new state-of-the-art facility
  • Earn up to $92,712, with a base salary of $72,751 including standard penalty rates and overtime
  • Full training provided including a fully funded Certificate IV in Youth Justice

Right now, we are recruiting for part-time and full-time roles at our purpose-built Cherry Creek youth justice precinct close to Werribee.

As a youth justice worker, you'll empower young people in custody to steer their lives in a positive direction by acting as part of an extended network of care, helping them work to a daily structure, achieve key goals and develop life skills.

Youth justice workers at Cherry Creek also act as keyworkers in a young persons' care team to monitor progress and support rehabilitative outcomes.

We look for:

  • passion and empathy – the willingness to work with children and young people while still setting boundaries
  • life experience – the ability to adapt and manage challenging situations
  • dedication and resilience – maintaining positivity and commitment even after setbacks
  • teamwork – the ability to be a natural team player and work well with a close team
  • verbal and written communication skills – report writing will be part of your job
  • pro-activity – the skill for solving challenges and complex issues with bright ideas.

We also value qualifications or experience in the following areas:
case management, youth work, community services, social studies, education, criminology or allied health practices such as psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, psychiatric nursing or alcohol and other drugs.

You will be able to study for our new Certificate IV in Youth Justice as part of your foundational training. As part of our multidisciplinary team, you can look forward to ongoing professional development. Once a fortnight, youth justice workers at Cherry Creek have a crossover day with supervisors where they focus on training and development needs, supervision and team building.

Applications are now open so join our team today and help create change from the inside out.

Career information sessions

Make sure you register for one of our online career Q&A sessions at https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/youthjusticecareers

It's a great opportunity to ask questions about day-to-day work at our youth justice precincts and the career pathways available.

Click here to apply today

Youth Justice Worker - Parkville and Malmsbury Precincts

  • Earn from $55,439 up to $75,400 including penalty rates and overtime + super
  • Job security with ongoing career opportunities
  • Full training provided including a fully funded Certificate IV in Youth Justice

If you’re finishing your studies, we are now recruiting for casual and full-time roles at Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct and full-time roles at Parkville Youth Justice Precinct.

Youth justice workers empower young people to steer their lives in a positive direction. They work in a safe and secure custodial environment and act as part of an extended family for young people in their care, helping them work to a daily structure, achieve key goals and develop life skills.

We look for:

  • passion and empathy – the willingness to work with children and young people while still setting boundaries
  • life experience – the ability to adapt and manage challenging situations
  • dedication and resilience – maintaining positivity and commitment even after setbacks
  • teamwork – the ability to be a natural team player and work well with a close team
  • verbal and written communication skills – report writing will be part of your job
  • pro-activity – the skill for solving challenges and complex issues with bright ideas.

We also value qualifications or experience in the following areas:
case management, youth work, community services, social studies, education, criminology or allied health practices such as psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, psychiatric nursing or alcohol and other drugs.

You will be able to study for our new Certificate IV in Youth Justice as part of your foundational training.

Applications are now open so join our team today and help create change from the inside out.

Thinking of a tree change?

If you're open to relocating, Malmsbury in North-Western Victoria is a gorgeous, part of the world famed its thriving arts scene. Up to $10,000 is currently being offered to cover expenses in moving from your current home to within a 60-minute drive of Malmsbury.

Career information sessions

Make sure you register for one of our online career Q&A sessions at https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/youthjusticecareers

It's a great opportunity to ask questions about day-to-day work at our youth justice precincts and the career pathways available.

Click here to apply today

Child Protection Practitioners
Department of Families, Fairness & Housing

Benefits

  • 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 communities 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.

Salary

  • Child Protection Practitioner (CPP3) $72,751 to $88,336
  • Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (CPP4) $90,067 to $102,192
  • Team Manager and Senior Child Protection Practitioner (CPP5) $103,920 to $125,735

About the Roles

We are looking for entry level (CPP3) and experienced child protection/child and family welfare professionals (CPP4 & CPP5) to join our child protection teams.

CPP3 - As an entry level Child Protection Practitioner, you’ll work with children who are at risk of abuse or neglect. In this role, your social work or welfare qualifications will be welcomed into a supportive and hard-working team who share a common goal.

CPP4 – Advanced Child Protection Practitioners work with more complex cases and situations. You need a minimum of two years case work experience in child and family social work.

CPP5 – Senior and Team Manager – As a Senior Child Protection Practitioner, you’ll be responsible for supporting and developing Child Protection Practitioners in the integration of theory and practice while demonstrating your expertise through case practice.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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
  • 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, a recognised Community Services diploma or a similar welfare/behavioural related degree.

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

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

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