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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) (general) (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

Director Arnhem
Territory Families, Housing and Communities

Senior Professional 2 - Remuneration Package Range $163,676 - $178,251 (including salary $142,543 - $155,362)
Northern Region
Fixed from 03/05/2021 to 19/11/2021

Superior leadership and innovative management skills.
Develop practical solutions to complex welfare issues.
Enjoy the uniqueness of living in the Arnhem Region.

If you have extensive leadership experience in child protection and are interested in working in the tropics, our team in Nhulunbuy 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 Director Arnhem you are responsible for the effective leadership and management of work units across the Arafura and Arnhem Regions, ensuring compliance in accordance with relevant legislation including, though not limited to the Public Sector Management Act 2012 and Financial Management Act 2014. Your key duties include managing operational statutory service delivery to achieve quality practice; establishing and maintaining strategic alliances and contributing to the development, implementation and review of business plans to achieve strategies and mitigate risks.

This is a key management role that requires you to have tertiary qualifications in social work or psychology, eligibility for membership of a relevant professional body and extensive experience in the delivery of statutory welfare services.

Your highly-developed analytical and problem solving skills and ability to think conceptually is essential, as is your capacity to develop practical, creative and innovative solutions to complex strategic issues. In addition, you will demonstrate highly-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to prepare executive correspondence and exercise financial and human resources delegations.

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 a confidential discussion please contact Recruitment Officer, Bianca Harris on 08 8973 8409 or email

Quote vacancy number: 2831
Closing date: 12/04/2021

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


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Child Protection Practitioner Roles
Department of Family, Fairness and Housing

Child Protection work is rewarding, fulfilling, challenging and demanding, with many opportunities from Case Support Work (CPP2) to Expert Practice (CPP6) roles. As a Child Protection Practitioner, you’ll join over 1600 other qualified social welfare and behavioural professionals, passionate about social justice and the rights of children at risk.

Who is DFFS looking for?
We’re looking for professionals who are confident and resilient. You must be empathetic and open to change when working collaboratively with families and other professionals.

While there is need for therapy-based skills, a great deal of case work involves statutory investigation, analysis and critical thinking.

What’s involved in being a Practitioner?
Child Protection Practitioners work for the Victorian Government to investigate the safety and wellbeing of children at risk. They receive and assess reports of alleged child abuse and neglect from the community. In more serious circumstances, Practitioners may be involved in court action.

To be an effective Child Protection Practitioner, you’ll understand that families are complex and have their own unique histories. Importantly, you will be able to build relationships with children, young people and their families.

The work is interesting, challenging, busy and fulfilling and involves therapeutic and analytical skills. Roles may at times be required to operate outside normal office hours (at night, on weekends and public holidays) with relevant overtime or time in lieu provisions applying.

What jobs are available?
There are many opportunities across various levels in Child Protection, from Case Support Worker (CPP2) roles to Expert Practice (CPP6) roles.

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