Get a head start to your career with DCP

We're looking for Social Work graduates who are passionate and curious to learn, seeking a challenging and rewarding career in child protection.

This is a unique opportunity to suit a graduate that is a naturally inquisitive future leader and is ready to develop skills in a diverse range of clinical areas across our regions.

As a recent graduate in DCP, you will receive excellent supervision and support, while gaining experiences in the following areas:

  • working with vulnerable children and families
  • undertaking risk assessments
  • assisting in case management
  • developing care plans
  • reflecting on practice.

If you are passionate about learning, you will find our professional development activities and peer support will align with your values of lifelong learning.

As a social work graduate you may also have the opportunity to undertake other tasks such as:

  • contributing to program and guidelines development
  • research
  • student and professional education
  • community liaison.

Opportunities exist across all of our regions, but we are always looking for new graduates to start their career in a regional location.

For graduates willing to work in a regional location, we offer country relocation incentives and provide priority for you to return to the metropolitan area.

Learn more!

The DCP Graduate Register is currently closed. If you are looking to register, please email for further information. We also encourage you to establish a Job Alert on the I work for SA website for Child Protection Social Work vacancies.


Department for Child Protection Recruitment