Current career opportunities
Thank you very much if you have recently applied for a job at ACSO. Unfortunately due to COVID-19, we have had to pause all recruitment. We will be in touch regarding your application as soon as we are able to. Please be patient with us!
Thanks for having a look at our career opportunities page. We are always on the lookout for top talent and people who live our values.
We encourage you to keep an eye and apply for upcoming vacancies by visiting our recruitment site https://acso.mercury.com.au.
We also advertise on Seek, LinkedIn, Indigenous Employment Australia and Ethical Jobs.
Our team members come from a wide variety of backgrounds and we have a mix of ongoing, fixed term and casual roles. And, both full time, part time and casual opportunities.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace diversity within our workforce and as such, encourage applications from appropriately qualified and skilled people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island heritage. ACSO is committed to ensuring children in our care or the care of those we support are safe and protected from harm.
As a registered NDIS provider, ACSO employees are required to undergo specific screening dependent on their role. For example:
to hold a current Working with Children Check (VIC and NSW)/Blue Card (QLD)
in Victoria, to be cleared on the Disability Worker Exclusion List (DWES) which is managed by the Department of Health and Human Services. For more information, view their website: https://providers.dhhs.vic.gov.au/disability-worker-exclusion-scheme
a satisfactory National Police History Check
ACSO arranges the police check and DWES check on your behalf during the recruitment process if you are a preferred candidate.
We regularly recruit to client-facing positions in our Forensic Drug and Alcohol Assessment, Forensic Residential Care and Forensic Case Work Services programs, and are keen to hear from potential candidates interested in working in our forensic clinical service team.
Forensic Case Work Services
Responsible for delivering pre- and post- release support to their allocated participants and will work intensively with prisons, courts and where applicable, with community corrections to successfully reintegrate participants. The Forensic Case Worker will be responsible for record keeping (including data entry and case-noting) and providing assertive outreach and interventions to at-risk and vulnerable cohorts, typically taking place face-to-face with participants in settings and environments that are comfortable for the participant.
Forensic Drug and Alcohol Assessment
Forensic AOD work involves conducting specialist forensic alcohol and other drug assessments and counselling, professional report writing, and formulating treatment plans. It also includes liaison and consultation with treatment providers, courts - specifically CISP, Adult Parole Board, Community Correctional Services and other parties on issues relevant to the client group.
Forensic Residential Care
You will work with adults who have a disability and an offending history. This will involve intake and client assessments, care plan meetings, individual support and treatment planning, and preparation for client transitions. You will work in one of our Residential Houses which spans a 24/7 rostering model.
These are just some of the roles we offer at ACSO and is not an exhaustive list.
We also have business services such as IT, Finance, Facilities and People and Culture.
General Recruitment Process
At ACSO we want to ensure we hire people who are passionate about what we do, who share our values and who can bring enthusiasm and add value to the team. We have a fair and open selection process.
This is what you may expect during our selection process.
We want you to do your best in your interview, so here are some handy hints that may help you throughout the recruitment process:
Know who we are and what we do
Appreciate that we are a not for profit organisation focused on partnering with Government and the community to co-design services that create real social change
Reflect on the fact that working in an organisation such as ACSO can be tough and isn’t for everyone, but if you are suited to it, it is a deeply rewarding and satisfying career
Include a cover letter (one page maximum) and resume, and please ensure you proof read before submitting.
In your cover letter, outline why you think you are suited to working with us and how you think you can contribute to the ACSO team – explain why you believe you can do the job, and describe why you are motivated, and how your values are a good fit with ours.
Prepare to answer motivational, experience based, competency and behavioural questions – we use the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) methodology. We suggest you Google it if you are unsure.
Think about specific examples of how your experience corresponds with the position that you have applied for, and prepare to apply the STAR steps to your answers.
Arrive 5 – 10 minutes early so you’re not late and can relax before the interview
Prepare to ask us some questions too! We want to ensure we are the right fit for each other and ACSO can provide what you want in a job and organisation.