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Work with us

Working with us

The Department for Child Protection plays a key role in the protection and support of children and youth throughout metropolitan and regional South Australia.

We are looking for energetic and innovative people who are passionate about improving the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

Our primary area of concern is the protection of children and keeping them safe, including:

  • protecting children from abuse and harm
  • providing alternative care for children and young people when home is no longer an option
  • managing the adoption process
  • caring for refugee children at risk

We are committed to reconciliation and providing culturally appropriate services.

How to apply

All current positions are available on our jobs database.

People of Aboriginal descent are encouraged to apply.

DCP Vacancies


See the latest job vacancies and apply for positions in our online jobs database.
Types of careers

Types of careers

Learn how you can protect South Australia's most vulnerable children and families by working with us. 
Volunteer with DCP

Volunteer in child protection

Find out more about volunteering with us and making a real difference in the community.