Hire Contingent Social Welfare Workers in Melbourne

Contingent workers allow organisations to hire consultants, specialists, and temporary workers on a per-project basis, without the added expense of having to employ someone full-time. Contingent and Freelance Social Welfare staff offer the ability to add a broad skills base to a job team, and bring on specialised talent to tackle specific projects for which your current staff don’t possess the needed skills and/or qualifications.

Why Hire Contingency Social Welfare Staff From Essential Personnel?

Essential Personnel Services has been providing contingency staff to community support organisations in Melbourne and Victoria since 2009 and specializes in emergency and short-notice placements.

We have long-standing relationships with some of Victoria’s largest community support organisations and can supply contingency social welfare staff on short notice.

Qualified & Experienced Contingency Staff

All our social welfare workers are vetted by a veteran recruitment team, and our contingency and emergency personnel are subject to ongoing training and assessment and compulsory compliance checks before being placed into a role. We ensure our team is kept abreast of  the latest changes to welfare guidelines and legislation.

All Essential contingency staff must meet the following criteria:

  • Clear National Police Check
  • Clear International Police Check (If lived in Australia less than 10 years)
  • Clear Working With Children Check
  • First Aid (Min Level 2)
  • Minimum Cert 4 in Community Services, Youth Work or similar*
Professional Contingency Workers for Every Role

Essential Personnel Services works in close collaboration with government and community support organisations to ensure all due diligence is followed and legislation adhered to. We can supply contingency staff for most social welfare roles including:

  • Case Managers
  • House Coordinators
  • Team Leaders/Supervisors
  • Care Workers


Ready to recruit the best talent in Youth Work? Get in touch with our recruitment team today to find out how we can help.