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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)
www.seek.com.au (general)
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

 

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

Featured jobs

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
Several Ongoing and fixed vacancies are available
Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory

  • 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, enjoy the benefits of living in Nhulunbuy while experiencing the ancient cultures of remote communities within the Arnhem Region.

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.

The Northern Region team provides support services to vulnerable children and their families across Katherine, Arafura, Nhulunbuy and remote communities. Currently the team has a number of vacancies in the Arnhem office, based in Nhulunbuy.

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.

The rewards are excellent, you will receive a competitive salary package inclusive of generous market allowance and six weeks annual leave. You will be eligible for Government Employee Housing and remote locality provisions. You will also experience the ancient Aboriginal culture of the Yolngu people and enjoy the uniqueness of living in East Arnhem Land’s vast untouched wilderness and tropical beaches.

For more information please contact Bianca Harris on 08 8973 8409 or TFHC.NorthernRecruitment@nt.gov.au.

Quote vacancy number: 32327
Closing date: 12/08/2021

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

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

Remote Services Team Leader

Professional 3 -Remuneration Package Range $123,326 - $137,926 (including salary $106,568 - $119,351)
Northern Region, Remote Services
Plus competitive housing and remote allowances
Fixed to 30/06/2022
Groote Eylandt - Angurugu Northern Territory

  • Lead and supervise a team of professional and family support staff
  • Statutory and non-statutory welfare and safety services
  • Enjoy the uniqueness of living in a remote community in the Northern Territory.

Do you have leadership experience in child protection and interested in working in a unique remote setting of 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.

As a Remote Services Team Leader, you will lead and supervise a team of professional and safety support staff in the delivery of integrated statutory and non-statutory welfare and safety services to vulnerable children, families and groups residing in remote communities. 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 an attractive salary package including competitive housing and market allowances, support to grow and develop your career, excellent progression opportunities and the opportunity to make a positive difference to children and their families in remote communities. You will also experience the ancient Aboriginal culture and picturesque landscapes of East Arnhem Land, with regular plane services to and from Darwin and Nhulunbuy.

For a confidential discussion please contact: Bianca Harris on 08 8973 8600 or TFHC.NorthernRecruitment@nt.gov.au.

Quote vacancy number: 41120
Closing date: 11/08/2021

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

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

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