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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) (ACT sector specific) (not-for-profit specific) (Job Active) (for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) (service field specific, VIC)

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

Advanced Child Protection Practitioners (various roles)

Metro & Regional Available (State Wide)


  • 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.


  • Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (CPP4) $90,067 to $102,192

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. 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.

Key responsibilities include

  • 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, a Working With Children Check and a recognised Social Work, Psychology or Community Work qualification.

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 or visit

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