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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

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

Clinician
Forensic Intervention Services at Corrections Victoria

Experience in psychology or social work?
Challenge yourself on complex cases and drive the future of forensic intervention in Victoria

  • Build your forensic skills and career options
  • Join a collaborative multidisciplinary team
  • Specialised induction for new clinical staff

If you’re looking to challenge yourself, join a first-rate multidisciplinary team and build your reputation in a growing field, you’ll love the work at Forensic Intervention Services (FIS).

We are a specialist program area of Corrections Victoria looking for people with experience in psychology or social work to become clinicians.

You’ll work on complex cases with people who have histories of violent and sexual offending and play a vital role in reducing reoffending and making the community safer.

To support the expansion of our clinical workforce, applications for this role are open throughout the year, giving you maximum flexibility for career planning.

Opportunities are available in:

  • Metro Melbourne (based in metro prisons and the community)
  • Lara and Greater Geelong (based in our Lara prison precinct area)
  • Loddon Mallee (based at Loddon and Middleton Prison)
  • Grampians (based at Hopkins Correctional Centre and/or Langi Kal Kal Prison)

What you’ll do

As a clinician, you will build on your existing experience as part of a multidisciplinary team, delivering best-practice forensic intervention in a correctional environment.

Working within the Risk-Needs-Responsivity model, you’ll deliver a wide range of individualised services including:

  • Comprehensive assessments including risk assessments.
  • Clinical interviews to determine appropriate treatment pathways.
  • Treatment interventions employing evidence-based assessment tools.
  • Treatment programs involving individual and group sessions.
  • Preparing treatment plans, treatment reports, and risk assessment reports for internal and external stakeholders.

How we’ll support and reward you

  • A specialised induction program for new clinical staff (including foundation, theory, and mentored on-the-job training).
  • Build your pathway to becoming a senior clinician.
  • Mental health and wellbeing care - essential debriefing for the first 12 months for new forensic practitioners.
  • Supervision by senior clinical staff with support on a day-to-day basis.
  • Ongoing professional development including clinical scholarship, research program and study leave opportunities.
  • Professional association membership funded annually.
  • Annual Leadership Forum and Conference for technical and professional development.
  • Relocation allowances for eligible candidates.

Eligibility

To apply, you’ll need to hold, or be eligible for, one of the following:

  • General registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA).
  • Eligible for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

You will also need to possess a current Victorian driver licence.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

To find out more, watch our career information video, attend a Live Q&A session or contact our recruitment team by emailing candidatecare@justice.vic.gov.au.

To apply now, CLICK HERE

Senior Clinician
Forensic Intervention Services at Corrections Victoria

Experience in psychology or social work?
Build first-rate clinical teams and lead the future of forensic intervention in Victoria

  • Challenge yourself on complex cases in a forensic setting
  • Lead a collaborative multidisciplinary team
  • Specialised induction for new clinical staff

If you’re looking to challenge yourself on highly complex cases, lead a first-rate multidisciplinary team and build your reputation in a growing field, you’ll love the work at Forensic Intervention Services (FIS).

We are a specialist program area of Corrections Victoria looking for people with experience in psychology or social work to become senior clinicians.

Combining hands-on practice with leadership and management, you’ll work with people who have histories of violent and sexual offending and play a vital role in reducing reoffending and making the community safer.

To support the expansion of our clinical workforce, applications for this role are open throughout the year, giving you maximum flexibility for career planning.

Opportunities are available in:

  • Metro Melbourne (based in metro prisons and the community)
  • Lara and Greater Geelong (based in our Lara prison precinct area)
  • Loddon Mallee (based at Loddon and Middleton Prison)
  • Grampians (based at Hopkins Correctional Centre and/or Langi Kal Kal Prison)

What you’ll do

As a senior clinician, you will build on your existing expertise by leading and developing a multidisciplinary team, delivering best-practice forensic intervention in a correctional environment.

Working within the Risk-Needs-Responsivity model, you’ll combine hands-on practice with leadership and management by:

  • Mentoring, supervising and leading a team of clinicians to support assessment and delivery of individualised program interventions.
  • Delivering advanced clinical services employing evidence-based assessment tools and treatment interventions.
  • Managing staff performance through performance management and development processes.
  • Contributing to strategic management, ongoing development and implementation of our psychotherapeutic services.
  • Driving awareness and education in best-practice offending behaviour and offender management.

How we’ll support and reward you

  • A specialised induction program for new clinical staff (including foundation, theory, and mentored on-the-job training).
  • Support from a dedicated clinical director.
  • Exposure to national and international experts in forensic work.
  • Mental health and wellbeing care - essential debriefing for the first 12 months for new forensic practitioners.
  • Ongoing professional development including clinical scholarship, research program and study leave opportunities.
  • Annual Leadership Forum and Conference for technical and professional development.
  • Professional association membership funded annually such as AHPRA or AASW.
  • Relocation allowances for eligible candidates.

Eligibility

To apply, you’ll need to hold, or be eligible for, one of the following:

  • Registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA).
  • Eligibility for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Specialist training and/or postgraduate qualifications in a clinical or forensic field is desirable.
  • Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor status is desirable.

You will also need to possess a current Victorian driver licence.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

To find out more, watch our career information video, attend a Live Q&A session or contact our recruitment team by emailing candidatecare@justice.vic.gov.au.

To apply now, CLICK HERE

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