Work with us!

At Centacare we welcome everyone and have a strong belief in social justice. We live and work aligned to our values of accountability, inclusion, integrity and respect. If this sounds like you, join our team today!

We offer a family friendly working environment, flexible working arrangements, training and development opportunities, salary packaging benefits, additional leave allowances, study assistance, an Employee Assistance Program, and much more!

How to apply for positions at Centacare

Download the position description

The position description (PD) will provide you with information about the responsibilities involved, and the knowledge and skills required to fulfil the position. By reading the PD you can assess whether you have the skills required to perform the role. 

Key skills and experience

The key skills and experience is a list of skills, abilities, experience, qualifications and personal attributes that are essential to fulfil the requirements of the position.

The key skills and experience allows the selection panel to make a fair assessment of your ability to meet the requirements of the position, and is the basis for short-listing applicants for an interview.

The key skills and experience is found in the final section of the position description.

Applications received without a response to key skills and experience will not be considered.

How to address the key skills and experience

The key skills and experience can be found on the final page of the position description.

  • Individually address each criteria under a separate heading.
  • Analyse each key skill according to the position and level. Ensure you address each part of the criteria.
  • Provide clear examples of how you meet each selection criteria and substantiate your examples with indicators of how well you performed.
  • There is no word limit when addressing each criteria, however is it recommended that you be as concise as possible.

Your application

When submitting your application please provide:

  • Cover letter
  • Current resume
  • Responses to key skills and experience
  • Names and contact numbers for three professional referees

All applications will be assessed against the key skills and experience for the position. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview.  Psychometric assessments may also be completed. Reference checks will be conducted on applicants who progress to the final stage.

If you are successful in your application, it is a requirement of working at Centacare that every staff member hold a current Working with Children’s check and undergo a National Police record check, together with a Disability Workers Exclusion Scheme check (DWES). Depending on the role you have applied for there may be a requirement to undergo a Disqualified Carer Check and this would be outlined in the PD. The successful candidate must have clearance in the above mentioned checks prior to commencement, however the National Police record check will be completed internally through People & Culture.

Applications are to be submitted direct to our People & Culture team via this site.

At Centacare, we embrace, value and respect an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. We are committed to the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We encourage talented, client-focused people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

Should you require cultural support in submitting your application, please contact our People and Culture Department on 03 5337 8999.