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ACWA Job Central is the one stop shop for available jobs in the community services sector

Providing this central service for people searching for work in the community services sector will make the process of finding the right candidates for the right jobs so much easier. ACWA is the professional association for all community workers regardless of their occupational title and we want to ensure that well qualified and experienced community workers can find the specialised work they seek and that employers can be assured of high calibre candidates for positions they are advertising.

ACWA Job Central, powered by our ingenious partner uWorkin, gives you every job in the community services sector at your fingertips. You will find website easy to use and the one stop shop you have been searching for. You can refine your search and get alerts when a suitable job is advertised. If you’re a jobseeker, membership of the jobs and talent community is free.

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Featured Jobs

Assessment Officer
Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)

The Australian Community Workers Association is the professional association for tertiary qualified community work practitioners. We are a membership organisation, the purpose of which is to ensure that members benefit from belonging to a profession that is widely recognised and valued in the community. ACWA is based in Melbourne CBD.

ACWA has four categories of membership:

  • Student membership
  • Provisional membership
  • Full membership
  • Life membership

ACWA is also a skill assessing authority for the Department of Home Affairs.

As an assessment officer you will work with other team members to assess skills of those wishing to demonstrate that they meet the eligibility criteria for membership or wishing to demonstrate that they have the qualification, skills and industry experience for migration purposes.

In your role you will need:

  • a tertiary qualification in community or human services
  • a good knowledge of and experience in the community sector
  • an understanding of the AQF
  • good time management skills
  • an ability to prioritise workloads
  • to enjoy working in a small team.

How to apply for this role

Position description: Assessment Officer PD.

If you are interested in this role, please read the job description carefully and address the key selection criteria in a cover letter. Send your cover letter, current CV and evidence of qualifications, plus three referees to: jesu@acwa.org.au or National Operations Manager, PO Box 42, Flinders Lane 8009.

Applications close: 27 September 2019. 



Foster Care Assessor & Trainer
Caring with Carers

Caring with Carers is an Australian business based in Sydney NSW. We operate in NSW and ACT and serve Organisations as well as contracting independently to undertake certified professional assessments. We also deliver professional training programmes to support Out of Home Care (OOHC) agencies with their demanding workloads.

Our aim is to alleviate some of the burden on agencies in assessing potential carers, allowing those agencies to spend more time supporting the children and young people in their care.

Position Details

We are seeking casual assessors to undertake Carer reviews, General Foster Care, Relative/Kinship Care and Guardianship assessments and training with potential foster carers throughout Sydney, wider NSW and ACT.
This role brings working flexibility and the ability to base yourself from home


  • Step by Step 2016 Registration is required.

Essential Selection Criteria

  • Excellent face to face interviewing ability
  • Accurate report writing skills
  • A clear understanding of the Out of Home Care sector (OOHC)
  • Previous report writing and interviewing experience is mandatory

Desirable Selection Criteria

  • Step by Step 2016 Registration is required.

Contact details

Name: Bonnie Weston
Email: admin@caringwithcarers.com.au
Phone: 0452 282 698
Web: https://www.caringwithcarers.com.au

How to Apply

Please apply for this position either via our website www.caringwithcarers.com.au or directly via email at admin@caringwithcarers.com.au.

The recruitment process commences with receipt of your resume, cover letter explaining your current situation and suitability for this role.

You will be required to provide DE-IDENTIFIED sample of your written work as this is an essential component of the role.

Applications Close: Monday 30th September 2019.



Child Protection Practitioners
Department of Health & Human Services (VIC)

Job description

  • 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 community’s 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.

Skills and Experience
We are looking for experienced child protection/child and family welfare professionals to join our child protection teams.

Key responsibilities include

  • Assessing children and young people to bring about the changes necessary to ensure their safety, stability and development
  • 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 and a recognised social work degree or a similar welfare or behavioural related degree.

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


  • Child Protection Practitioner (CPP3) $68,884 to $83,640
  • Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (CPP4) $85,279 to $96,759
  • Team Manager and Senior Child Protection Practitioner (CPP5) $98,396 to $119,052

For more information about the role descriptions of Child Protection Practitioners at different levels, please email childprotectionjobs@dhhs.vic.gov.au or visit https://childprotectionjobs.dhhs.vic.gov.au/roles/role-descriptions