Case Worker – Child Protection Department for Child Protection


Role Status: Full-time term vacancy until 15 December 2023

Remuneration: OPS4 ($74,315 – $77,901 p.a. + 11% Super)

Role details

The Department for Child Protection is seeking a Case Worker to join the Berri office on a full-time term basis.

The role is responsible for:

  • Investigating child protection matters, case management of children and their families, writing and actioning case plans and maintaining client files
  • Connecting clients to appropriate services and formal and informal community networks
  • Visiting children in alternative care and providing support and assistance as required
  • Facilitating opportunities for children under the Guardianship of the Minister to build healthy identities
  • Undertaking child and family support project work and other duties with cultural awareness and sensitivity.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have experience in dealing with conflict situations, including managing complex and challenging behaviours of parents and children. Drawing upon your demonstrated experience in providing high level advice and assistance to clients and staff will enhance your ability to maintain positive, collaborative and respectful working relationships with a wide range of key stakeholders.

You will have the passion and ability to initiate opportunities and identify innovative solutions to enhance child safety outcomes for families living in remote Aboriginal communities using your knowledge of the Children and Young People (Safety) Act (CYPS) Act, and Families and Communities Act.

If you are seeking a role that will allow you to make a meaningful difference to the lives of our most vulnerable children, then apply now.

About the Business

The Department for Child Protection (DCP) plays a key role in the protection of children, young people and their families within South Australia. The department provides support to vulnerable children and young people to be safe, strong and connected.

The Region


Berri is a town in the Riverland region of South Australia located on the banks of the Murray River and has a population of just over 4,000 people.

The Berri office currently have 30 people employed and is the only office in the Riverland area. Employees work together closely and maintain strong partnerships with various partner agencies in both the government and non-government sector.

This is a unique opportunity to work alongside the local community and support good outcomes for that community. To find out more about the benefits of working in the region, visit working with DCP in Berri.

Special Conditions

Essential: A current Australian driver’s licence (P2 or above) and a willingness to drive is essential.

To find out more about this role, including the key selection criteria and special conditions, please click on the `apply’ button.

Enquiries: Ebany Holmes, Supervisor on 8595 2400 or email: [email protected]

The department values an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity and strongly encourages applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, people with disability, and people from the LGBTQI+ community.

To apply for this role, please click the ‘apply’ button to be re-directed to the DCP Career Portal.



Department for Child Protection

Job Salary

Full time