Social Worker Department for Correctional Services


About the Department for Correctional Services
The Department employs more than 1,900 staff and has responsibility for nine prisons and sixteen Community Correctional offices across the state. Our vision is for a safer community by protecting the public and reducing re-offending. This is made possible by the contribution of our staff who are employed in a wide variety of fields, from correctional officers, correctional industry officers, to social workers, psychologists, educators and supervisors of court orders. Their commitment ensures we deliver quality services to prisoners, offenders and victims of crime. We strongly promote diversity and equity in our workforce, which directly contributes to greater effectiveness and better outcomes. In a supportive and collaborative environment, you’ll work alongside dedicated and passionate people and help to turn around the lives of offenders. Encountering interesting professional challenges, you’ll assist offenders in making big changes and rebuild lives affected by crime.

The Institutional Social Worker, Cadell Training Centre, is accountable to the Manager Offender Development, Cadell Training Centre, for contributing to the provision of a comprehensive offence focussed social work service for sentenced prisoners.  This service provision results in the safe, secure, humane management of offenders throughout their custodial sentence.
The Institutional Social Worker, Cadell Training Centre, also provides consultation and training for institutional custodial staff in their provision of quality service under case management and throughcare principles.

Special Conditions

  • Section 47 of the Public Sector Act 2009 applies in conjunction with other provisions of the act and other
  • applicable industrial entitlements.
  • The incumbent is required to satisfactorily complete a National Criminal History Check;
  • A current South Australian Driver’s Licence is essential;
  • A flexible approach to working hours is required;
    Some interstate and intrastate travel will be required which may necessitate overnight absences.

Essential: A degree level qualification in Social Work leading to eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
AHP2 – ($84,399 – $97,774pa)

Mr David Lodge
General Manager, Cadell Training Centre
8540 3681
[email protected]

Additional Information 
This is a temporary vacancy for up to 3 months.
This position is located at Cadell Training Centre which is in the Riverland region, approximately 2 hours from Adelaide.
It is a requirement for any non-ongoing DCS employees to be fully vaccinated with a Therapeutic Goods Administration approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Application Instructions
All applications must be submitted online via I Work for SA.
For more information on how to apply, please visit the I Work for SA website and job reference 494216

Applications close: 2 August 2022 11:00 PM



Department for Correctional Services

Job Salary

AHP2 - ($84,399 - $97,774pa)

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