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.
Child protection workers - recruitment campaign
For the first time, the Department for Child Protection (DCP) is broadening the range of acceptable degree qualifications for all child protection worker roles to include Community Services, Social Sciences, Human Services, Health or a related field.
Numerous ongoing and temporary roles are available across metropolitan and regional locations:
- AHP1 / PO1 Social Worker / Case Manager.
- AHP2 / PO2 Senior Social Worker / Senior Case Manager.
- AHP3 / PO3 Supervisor.
To apply, please visit our Careers Board.
Applications close 11pm on 22 July 2018.
Where can I work?
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:
- Coober Pedy
- Mount Barker
- Mount Gambier
- Murray Bridge
- Port Augusta
- Port Lincoln
- Port Pirie
See our office locations to view the full list.
Types of careers
Benefits of working with the department
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.
How to apply
All of our current vacancies are listed on our job board alongside specific details for each role including:
- job descriptions
- accreditation and qualifications
- special requirements.
Department for Child Protection Recruitment
Phone: (08) 8204 2496 or (08) 8204 2485