Melbourne’s Specialist for Emergency Social Welfare Personnel

Essential Personnel Services are the go to provider of emergency support and social welfare staff in Melbourne. Our dedicated allocations department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, we can supply emergency social welfare personnel on request for one-off shifts or emergency response and residential care scenarios.

Why Hire Emergency Welfare Staff from Essential?

Our emergency social welfare staff are experienced professionals that have passed Essentials compulsory safety and compliance checks. We ensure all staff undergo ongoing training and potential candidates must meet a set minimum criteria before being considered for emergency social welfare placements.

  • National Police Check
  • International Police Check (If lived in Australia less than 10 years)
  • Working With Children Check
  • First Aid (Min Level 2)
  • Qualification requirements: Minimum Cert 4 in Community Services, Youth Work or similar*

Our staff undergo a series of real-life training workshops and procedures, ensuring they are qualified to manage any scenario that might present itself.

We Can Organise Emergency Social Welfare Staff on Any Lead-Time

We have a core team of veteran on-call social welfare staff specifically trained for emergency and contingency work. All Essential Personnel Services staff possess comprehensive knowledge of emergency support and residential care legislation and are routinely updated when new guidelines are implemented.

We can supply emergency support personnel on tight lead-times for any Youth, Family, or Community Support positions with experienced staff who are passionate about supporting the needs of disadvantaged and vulnerable members of the community.

Our staff undergo a series of real life training workshops and procedures, ensuring they are qualified to manage any scenario that might present itself, and all candidates must pass mandatory checks and clearances before being put forward for a position.

The Benefits of Hiring Essential’s Emergency Welfare Staff

At Essential Personnel, we are passionate about helping those most in need. We pursue better outcomes for the people in our care with a deep sense of purpose and responsibility, and foster a culture of accountability from senior management down to our front-line staff.

Positions we provide emergency welfare staff for include:

  • Residential Out of Home Care
  • Contingency Housing
  • Youth Justice Workers
  • Respite Care Workers
  • Homeless support workers


To book an emergency shift or discuss your staffing needs, call one of our experienced recruiters and find out how we can help.