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Careers At CPS

CPS is an innovative, child-centred organisation that works with and supports families across three locations (West Heidelberg, Thomastown and Whittlesea) in metropolitan Melbourne.

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Our specialised services include family services, father’s support and family relationship services, therapeutic services and community agency referral services.  We also run an early education and care program officially recognised by ACECQA for its excellence.

Always endeavouring to be at the forefront of the industry, staff at CPS strive to bring the world’s ‘best practice’ to the catchment areas of Banyule, Darebin, Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Yarra.

All efforts are directed at helping children break out of the cycle of abuse, neglect, poverty and disadvantage through an innovative portfolio of programs, resources and services.


CPS prides itself on its collaborative and outcomes focused culture, that is stimulating and rewarding for staff.

We offer our staff a range of opportunities and employment conditions to support their professional and career development, wellbeing and job satisfaction. These include:

  • Generous professional development opportunities
  • Supported study leave
  • Staff wellbeing program
  • Flexible working hours
  • Additional purchased leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Reflective supervision practice
  • 2 Agency Days per year
  • Salary packaging to maximise take home pay
  • Work practices that embed quality and safety
  • Staff recognition program
  • 5 days cultural leave
  • 5 days family violence leave
  • 5 days compassionate leave
  • 12-16 days personal/carers leave days
  • 2 ex-gratia Christmas leave days
  • Return from parental leave week (shorter work days).

Click here to view CPS Careers Hub and current job opportunities


We are currently looking for volunteers for our successful Mentoring Mums program.

This innovative program matches trained mentor/volunteers with new mums for ongoing support to mums who are pregnant or have babies aged up to 6 months. The mentor is a volunteer from the community who is a mother/grandmother herself.

Mentors work to build a trusting and consistent relationship with mothers, supporting them in their parenting role and connecting them to the community by encouraging access to health services, maternal and child health services, parenting groups and other community services.

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CPS is committed to providing students with the opportunity to put theory into practice and do meaningful work to improve the lives of Victoria’s most vulnerable families.  We value the contribution of students to our agency and are passionate about supporting the development of our sector.

How to apply

Students interested in completing a placement with CPS are encouraged to complete our Student Placement Application Form and forward to cps@cps.org.au.  You will be contacted by phone or email within 2-4 weeks if your application has been successful in progressing to the next stage.