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Careers in child protection

You must hold a degree qualification and provide a copy of your academic transcript or degree certificate as specified in the advertisements to apply for these positions.

The Department for Child Protection operates pool vacancies for the position of AHP1 Social Workers. 

See the recruitment pool fact sheet (PDF 287KB) for additional information. 

All positions within the Department can be applied for via the Department for Child Protection job board

Metropolitan Adelaide

These are the metropolitan positions available in the north, south, or central locations:

  • social worker (AHP1)
  • high risk infant worker (AHP2)
  • senior social worker (AHP2)
  • senior practitioner (AHP2)
  • supervisor (AHP3).

Regional locations

These are the regional positions available:

  • social worker/case manager (AHP1/PO1)
  • senior social worker/senior case manager (AHP2/PO2)
  • senior practitioner (AHP2/PO2)
  • supervisor (AHP3).

The regional positions are available in a number of locations including:

  • Berri
  • Ceduna
  • Kadina
  • Mount Gambier
  • Murray Bridge
  • Port Augusta
  • Port Lincoln
  • Port Pirie
  • Whyalla.

The South Australian tourism commission has more information on regional locations.

The full list of vacancies contains other positions not listed here.