Social Worker / Case Manager – Guardianship Team Department for Child Protection


Role Status: Full-time term vacancy until 26 January 2024
AHP1/PO1 ($66,469 – $81,142 p.a. + 11% Super) 
AHP2 ($85,665 – $99,241 p.a. + 11% Super) 
PO2 ($85,665 – $94,801 p.a. + 11% Super)

Role Details
Are you an experienced Allied Health Professional or Graduate looking to take the challenge and/or next step in your career?

The Department for Child Protection is seeking a Social Worker, Case Manager, Senior Social Worker or Senior Case Manager to join the Playford office Guardianship Team.

In this role you will work within a team to respond to the needs of children and their families by undertaking high quality case management in accordance with statutory guidelines.

This is a unique opportunity to assist families by working in partnership with them to support the safe return of their children to their care and to work directly with children in care to assure their development, stability and security at all times.

About You

We are looking for a motivated, organised individual who has the ability to understand factors that contribute to child abuse within the context of child development, parenting, family and environmental factors and confidently apply this understanding to your work and the decisions you make.

You need to be a good communicator and have the ability to develop strong networks with key professionals and families. You will also have the ability to apply culturally sensitive child protection practice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and community from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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.

Special Conditions:
AHP: A degree level qualification in Social Work which gives eligibility for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

PO: Appropriate degree qualification in Community Services, Social Sciences, Human Services, Health or related field.

Persons of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, who have the appropriate background and skills but do not have the essential qualification, may apply for and be engaged/assigned to the role of Social Worker and will be entitled to apply for any Allied Health Professional roles requiring a qualification in Social Work within the Department for Child Protection (DCP).

To be appointed directly to the AHP2 level, successful candidates must demonstrate increased professional expertise, competence and experience to perform any standard professional task within the discipline. Candidates will have also attained greater specialised knowledge within the discipline, which enables them to provide professional services to client groups in circumstances requiring increasingly complex practice skills.

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

Enquiries: Jamiee Weaver, Supervisor on 8182 8888 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