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.

We are committed to reconciliation and providing culturally appropriate services.

A number of roles within DCP may be governed by one (or more) Emergency Management Directions issued by the Commissioner of Police being the State Emergency Co-ordinator for the State of South Australia. Therefore, to be employed in such a role that is considered to be in scope, you will be required to show evidence that you meet the vaccination requirements prior to being considered for the role.

Our service delivery staff work out of local offices across South Australia. There are a number of offices located in the metropolitan area and in regional locations including:

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

See our office locations to view the full list.

The department has a range of career opportunities available including:

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

Working in the Department for Child Protection provides you with:

  • an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and young people
  • a strong culture and vision driven by skilled leaders
  • an environment where diversity is valued and individual contributions recognised
  • a range of career pathways
  • flexible work practices.

Training and ongoing professional development

When you begin work at the department, your induction and training will help equip you with the skills you need to help children and young people experience their childhood in a safe environment.

You will be given the information and tools you need to engage and support children and young people.

You will also receive professional development opportunities, with regular workplace based and classroom learning.

All of our current vacancies are listed on our job board alongside specific details for each role including:

  • job descriptions
  • remuneration
  • accreditation and qualifications
  • special requirements.


Department for Child Protection Recruitment


Related links

Vacancies within the Department for Child Protection

Volunteering in child protection