Fellow Child Protection SA Health – Women’s and Children’s Health Network


  • Women’s and Children’s Health Network, Child Protective Services (CPS) – North Adelaide 5006
  • Salary
    • Total Indicative Remuneration Classification – Classification – MDP2 – Medical Practitioner – $103,223 to $167,562
    • The Total Indicative Remuneration is inclusive of Award Salary, Superannuation, any relevant allowance and any other monetary benefits
  • Employment Full time – Term Contract (temporary 5 Feb 2024 – 1 Feb 2027)

This position may attract additional financial support if you are considering relocating from interstate or overseas.  Please speak to the enquiries person of the role on offer to find out more.

On top of this, as an employee of Women’s and Children’s Health Network, you will have access to Salary Sacrifice benefits with MAXXIA which allows for generous salary sacrifice arrangements each FBT year as a special benefit for employees of the local Health Networks. A Meal Entertainment allowance per FBT year can also be salary sacrificed out of your pre-tax income to cover costs over and above the Everyday living expenses benefit.


The Women’s & Children’s Health Network provides state of the art health care for women, babies, children and young people across South Australia.  We are the state’s leading provider of specialist care for children with acute and chronic conditions as well as being SA’s largest maternity and obstetric service. 

Our community-based services also reach hundreds of thousands of babies, children and young people, their families and communities across South Australia through our various services and programs in areas such as our Mental Health, Child & Family Health services, Youth Health and Aboriginal Health services.

Join our team and contribute to providing South Australia’s women, babies, children and young people with the best health care through both within our hospital or via our many and varied community services and programs.

The Opportunity

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join the Child Protection Team as a Fellow for a 12-month placement in a full-time capacity.

The Women’s and Children’s Hospital is recognised for excellence in medical training. Considerable support and supervision is given to trainee doctors, as well as generous employee benefits such as;

  • Salary packaging
  • Work life balance
  • Reimbursement for relocation expenses
  • Professional development leave & examination leave
  • Reimbursement of professional development expenses, up to $8,000

As per the SMOEA 2022, the total term of employment with SA Health will be 3 years. Rotations following the initial 12-months as the Fellow Child Protection will be determined in line with your training and SA Health’s requirements. This may include transfer to other SA Health locations to perform work appropriate to classification, skills and capabilities.

To find out the specifics, including the key selection criteria and special conditions, please go to the attached role description.

About You

You will have a Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or equivalent and be registrable with the Medical Board of Australia as a Medical Practitioner.

To be successful in this role you need to be able to work effectively and collaboratively with other specialist medical, nursing and allied health staff, and have sound clinical skills commensurate with the extent of your training.

Benefits of Joining us

Not only will you be able to use your skills and abilities in a both a challenging and rewarding role contributing to some of South Australia’s most vulnerable women, babies, children and young people, you will also receive and attractive annual salary package with employer superannuation contributions and leave loading as well as the opportunity to maximise your salary through salary sacrifice arrangements. 

Why Work in Adelaide, South Australia?

Our relaxed yet prosperous and affordable lifestyle, ease of travel, low population density, safety, and abundance of cultural and leisure activities, makes South Australia one of the great boutique regions of the world. A stunning climate to live in, an interesting, challenging and flexible place to work with short commute times between. Please see further information on the great benefits of moving to Adelaide in South Australia or migrating to South Australia https://iworkfor.sa.gov.au/iworkforsa/why-sixreasons.php

Other Important Information 

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working part-time.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.


  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC) 
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. aged care employment or work involving vulnerable clients) 

Immunisation Risk for this position is – Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances)

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job ref: 831410


Dr Jane Edwards, Consultant Child Protection Service

Phone: 08 8161 7346

[email protected]

Application Closing Date

Tuesday 08/8/2023 – 11.55PM


MDP2 – Child Protection Fellow 831410.pdf

Australian applicant guidelines

International applicant guidelines

WCHN Competency Framework.pdf



SA Health - Women’s and Children’s Health Network

Job Salary

Full time