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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. (sector specific) (sector specific) (not-for-profit specific) (Job Active) (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.


Advertise with ACWA: To advertise a community services vacancy, please contact us.

Featured jobs

Child Protection Practitioner / Senior Child Protection Practitioner

Professional 1 - Remuneration Package $75,438 - $97,207 (including salary $64,904 - $83,700)
Professional 2 - Remuneration Package $100,067 - $119,681 (including salary $86,204 - $103,377)
Plus a market allowance between $7,061 - $7,410
Top End Child Protection.

These vacancies may be offered on an ongoing or fixed basis and will be available in Darwin.

  • Make a positive impact on the lives of children and their families.
  • Apply Signs of Safety principles to drive changes in behaviour.
  • Grow professionally, with training and career progression opportunities.

Apply your professional expertise in social welfare and strength-based assessments, and enjoy the benefits of living in the Northern Territory.

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.

Child Protection Practitioner (P1): Undertake statutory responsibilities and exercise in accordance with the Care and Protection of Children Act and apply your professional expertise in social welfare to the assessment of individual, family and community issues. Key duties include the development and implementation of family support programs and frameworks such as Signs of Safety.

To be successful, you require an Australian tertiary qualification which gives eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers, Australian Community Workers Association, or the Australian Psychological Society. Demonstrated experience in conducting strengths based assessments and the ability to develop, implement and monitor case planning processes is essential.

As well as demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture, family and community structures, and the ability to communicate and work in a culturally safe manner. Remote travel for up to two weeks at a time may be required, whether by road or light aircraft.

Senior Child Protection Practitioners (P2): In addition, Senior Practitioners are required to have significant experience working within a legislative framework, extensive skills and experience in strengths based assessments, case planning processes working within a legislative framework.

Successful Child Protection Practitioners (P1/P2) receive a competitive salary and market allowance, excellent professional development and career progression opportunities, and a chance to make a real impact in the community you serve.

For more information please contact Bianca Harris on 08 8973 8409 or or at

Quote vacancy number: 1919
Closing date: 08/12/2021

APPLY NOW: Applications should address the Selection Criteria. For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please click here.

Note: All NTPS employees are required to provide evidence of having completed two COVID-19 vaccinations or in certain circumstances a medical exemption.

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Child Protection Practitioners, Team Leaders and Practice Leaders

Remuneration Package Range $75,101 - $159,266 (including salary $64,904 - $138,034)
Territory Families, Housing and Communities Programs
Full time, ongoing and fixed vacancies are available
Alice Springs, Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Nhulunbuy

Several vacancies are available in various locations throughout the Northern Territory. Selection will be made at the P1, P2, P3 or SP1 level depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant.

Register your interest in a career in child protection in the Northern Territory and make a positive difference to the lives of children and their families.

  • Choose Child Protection NT
  • Experience the uniqueness of the Northern Territory
  • Make a positive difference to the lives of children and their families

Territory Families, Housing and Communities is a multi-functional human services and community-focused agency that works to provide responsive, safe and quality services and programs that empower communities and improve social outcomes for Territorians.

As a frontline Child Protection Practitioner, Team Leader or Practice Leader you form part of a dedicated team supporting children and families across the Territory. Depending upon your professional experience your duties may include early intervention, case management, staff supervision, undertaking statutory responsibilities and exercising delegations under the Care and Protection of Children Act.

With over 1,300 staff located in over 30 locations across the Territory, you can be sure of variety and the opportunity to experience the uniqueness of the Territory and its culturally rich society and laidback lifestyle.

To join our talent pool, it is essential you have a degree qualification from an Australian tertiary institution, eligibility for membership of a relevant professional body and the commitment to make a real difference to children and their families.

If successful, you will join a team of passionate and talented professionals dedicated to child protection, enjoy a rewarding and competitive salary package inclusive of generous recreational and personal leave, allowances and the opportunity to develop a long term career in the Norther Territory Public Sector.

A move to the Territory offers an enviable laidback lifestyle with amazing weather, tropical sunsets and unique landscapes, and the rich cultural society and community spirit makes it an easy place to meet people and make new friends. Relocation assistance is available to successful applicants.

For more information contact the Recruitment Officer on 1800 512 200 or click on the following link:

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Applications should consist of a one-page summary sheet, resume/CV and copies of relevant qualifications.It is recommended that you specify the level of the position you wish to be considered for and your preferred location.

Quote vacancy number: 51210243

The NTPS values diversity and inclusion; and aims for a workforce that represents the community. Under the agency’s Special Measures Plan, eligible Aboriginal applicants will be granted priority consideration; however, people from all diversity groups are encouraged to apply. Applications should address the Selection Criteria.

APPLY NOW: For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please click here.

Note: From 13 November 2021 all NTPS employees subject to the Chief Health Officer Directions No.55 of 2021 are required to provide evidence of at least one dose of an approved COVID 19 vaccination and evidence of two doses completed by 24 December 2021 except in circumstances where there is a medical exemption.

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