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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

Are you an experienced Child Protection Practitioner looking to do meaningful work? Register your Interest to make a positive difference to the lives of children and their families!!

Our Client is a big State Government Department in Victoria. There are ongoing long-term opportunities available for the below mentioned positions.

About the Roles

CPP4 – Advanced Child Protection Practitioners work with more complex cases and situations. Ideally, you will have a minimum of two years case work experience in child and family social work.

CPP5.2 - Child Protection Team Leader will be responsible for effective service delivery, managing resources and budget, cases awaiting allocation and small teams of practitioners. The child protection Practice Leader is responsible for providing expert case advice and leadership, supporting, and developing child protection practitioners in the integration of theory and practice while demonstrating expertise through case management.

Locations available all across Victoria. Please see details below:

North Division:
Loddon and Mallee areas – Bendigo, Swan Hill, Mildura
Hume, Moreland and North Eastern Melbourne Areas – Preston

South Division:
Inner and Outer Gippsland Areas (Bairnsdale, Leongatha, Morwell, Sale, Warragul)
Southern Melbourne and Bayside Peninsular Areas – Cheltenham, Dandenong, Frankston

East Division:
Goulburn, Ovens and Murray Area – Wangaratta, Wodonga, Seymour, Shepparton
Inner and Outer Eastern Melbourne Areas – Box Hill

West Division:
Wimmera South West Area – Hamilton, Horsham, Portland, Warrnambool
Central Highlands Area – Ballarat
Barwon Area – Geelong
Brimbank, Melton and Western Melbourne Areas - Footscray

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assessing children and young people who are at risk and in need of protection
  • Case planning review and case management
  • Conducting necessary 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
  • Working collaboratively with the Team Manager to strengthen case practice
  • Provide effective service delivery.

Salary Range:

  • Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (CPP4) $88,000 to $100,000
  • Child Protection team Leader (CPP5.2) $110,000 to $130,000
  • External applicants relocating to a regional area could be eligible for up to $20,500 worth of incentives. If you live and work in an area classified as ‘remote’ by the Australian Tax Office, you may also be eligible for additional salary packaging arrangements, such as mortgage interest, rental costs, and residential utilities.

Other Benefits:

New Starter Incentives + Location Incentives + Relocation Supplement + Extended Leave provisions + Salary Sacrificing + Employee wellbeing and support programs for staff and their immediate families with work and non-work-related concerns, study assistance, parental leave etc. to name a few.

Essential Requirements:

  • A recognised Social Work/Psychology degree or a similar welfare or behavioural related degree; or
  • A recognised Diploma of Community Services Work, or similar qualification which is studied over a minimum of two academic years of full-time study (or part time equivalent);
  • A valid driver's licence.
  • A current Working with Children's Check card
  • Must be a Citizen or Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.

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

How to apply:

Chandler Macleod is an equal opportunity employer as part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, disability and culturally and linguistics candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

  • Please click APPLY to forward your profile and current CV through to our friendly consultants!
  • You can also send in your CV directly to naiyya.chhibber@chandlermacleod.com or call on 03 8629 1149 for a confidential discussion regarding the role.
  • Role closes Sunday 19th June 2022

Team Leader - Big Rivers

Professional 3 - Remuneration Package Range $123,289 - $137,889 (including salary $106,568 - $119,351)
Families - Big River
Katherine
Ongoing vacancy

  • Lead and supervise a team of professional and support staff.
  • Deliver statutory and non-statutory welfare and safety services.
  • Make an impact on the lives of children and families in urban and remote communities.

Are you an experienced Child Protection Practitioner looking to take on a leadership role in a rural setting? If so we would love to work with you.

Territory Families, Housing and Communities 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.

As a Team Leader, you will lead and supervise a team of professionals and support staff in the delivery of integrated statutory and non-statutory welfare and safety services to vulnerable children and families. This involves undertaking statutory responsibilities and exercising delegations under the Care and Protection of Children Act, and ensuring the accurate and timely recording of information on the client information and case management systems.

To be successful, you require an Australian tertiary qualification, eligibility for membership of a relevant professional body; sound understanding of the principles and functions of supervising staff in the delivery of statutory and non-statutory welfare services, and highly developed professional skills in conducting strength bases assessments, developing and delivering effective interventions and applying best practice principles.

In addition, you will have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, family and community structures, an ability to communicate and work in a culturally safe manner.

In return, you will be offered support to grow and develop your career, excellent progression opportunities, competitive salary, market allowance and the opportunity to make a positive difference to children and their families. If successful you may be eligible for relocation assistance.

For a confidential discussion please contact: Recruitment Officer on 08 8922 7268 or TF.NorthernRecruitment@nt.gov.au.

Quote vacancy number:2876
Closing date: 25/05/2022

Applications should address the Selection Criteria. To apply for this vacancy, click here.

Note: NTPS employees subject to CHO Directions No. 41 of 2022 requires workers in high risk places to have received their third dose (booster) by 11 March 2022 and CHO Directions 52/2022 now requires remaining employees to have received their third dose (booster) by 22 April 2022 (except where a medical exemption is granted).

The Territory Boundless Possible

Clinician

Challenge yourself on complex cases and drive the future of forensic intervention in Victoria

  • Join a collaborative multidisciplinary team
  • Earn $88,955 to $100,930 + super
  • Full and part-time, ongoing and fixed-term vacancies

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, social work, mental health nursing or occupational therapy 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)

To find out more about FIS, watch our career information video and register on our website for Live Q&A sessions with members of the team.

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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Annual Leadership Forum and Conference for technical and professional development.
  • Professional association membership funded annually.
  • 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.
  • Eligibility for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Registered as a nurse and be eligible to be credentialed as a Mental Health Nurse.
  • Registered as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.

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

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff in a number of roles including clinicians. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au.

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.

Click here to apply for this vacancy

Senior Clinician

Build first-rate clinical teams and lead the future of forensic intervention in Victoria

  • Challenge yourself on complex cases in a forensic setting
  • Earn $102,637 to $124,183 + super
  • Full and part-time, ongoing and fixed-term vacancies

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, social work, mental health nursing or occupational therapy 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)

To find out more about FIS, watch our career information video and register on our website for Live Q&A sessions with members of the team.

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.
  • Eligibility for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Registered as a nurse and be eligible to be credentialed as a Mental Health Nurse.
  • Registered as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.
  • 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.
The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff in a number of roles including clinicians. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au.

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.

Click here to apply for this vacancy

Child Protection Practitioners and Team Leaders

Professional 1 - Remuneration Package Range $75,438 - $97,170
Professional 2 - Remuneration Package Range $100,030 - $119,644
Professional 3 - Remuneration Package Range $123,289 - $137,889
Territory Families, Housing and Communities Programs
Darwin, Alice Springs and Regional Northern Territory
Full time ongoing and fixed vacancies are available

Selection will be made at the P1, P2, P3 level depending on the qualifications of the successful applicants.

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

  • 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 or Team Leader you form part of a dedicated team supporting children and their 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 may be available to successful applicants.

For more information visit: https://choosechildprotection.nt.gov.au/how-to-apply

Explore the Territory:
https://Territory Boundless Possible
https://Live your best life in the Territory
https://The Territory
https://LivinginDarwin
https://LivinginAliceSprings
https://LivinginKatherine
https://livinginNhulunbuy
https://livinginTennant-creek

Quote vacancy number:51220043
Closing date:27/06/2022

To apply for these vacancies, click here.

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. Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Nhulunbuy and remote Northern Territory communities.

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. To view a copy of the job description or to view other career opportunities in the NT Government please visit https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/Search.

Note: NTPS employees subject to CHO Directions No.41 of 2022 must now be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. (Except where a medical exemption is granted).

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

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