Download and review 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 criterion under a separate heading.
  • Analyse each key skill according to the position and level. Ensure you address each part of the criterion.
  • Provide clear examples of how you meet each selection criterion and substantiate your examples with indicators of how well you performed.
  • There is no word limit when addressing each criterion, 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 and other assessments may also be completed. Reference checks will also be conducted as part of the selection process.

It is a requirement of working at Centacare that every employee holds a current Working with Children’s Check and clear Disability Workers Exclusion Scheme check (DWES) as well as undergo a National Police record check completed by our People and Culture Department. Depending on the role you have applied for there may be a requirement to undergo a Disqualified Carer Check and/or other checks, and this would be outlined in the PD.  Employment offers are subject to satisfactory clearances/checks as per the requirements above and/or the PD.

Applications are to be submitted direct to our People and Culture Department 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 application information in alternative formats or reasonable adjustments to support your application, please contact People and Culture on 03 5337 8999 with your request.

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