Social Worker – Duty Line Department for Education


The Social Worker (Duty Line) is a member of a team that provides a centralised state-wide service for all consultations and referrals to Social Work Truancy (around who work with children and young people with truancy, attendance, engagement and retention issues and their families) as well as providing advice to public education sites about other general wellbeing issues. The SWDL receives calls on a range of concerns that broadly fall within; student non-attendance and general wellbeing concerns, including concerns around homelessness. Social Work Duty Line works to locate students who are of compulsory school age who have become disengaged from the education system and their whereabouts is unknown. 

Applications must be made through the I Work For SA website.

The successful applicant is required to gain a Department for Human Services (DHS) working with children check (WWCC) prior to being employed which is required to be renewed every five years before expiry. 

The incumbent will be required to undertake RRHAN  -EC (Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education Care) Facilitator Lead (Masterclass) extended course or the online (Fundamentals) course which will be required to be updated every three years. 

For all other Special Conditions please refer to the Role Description.

People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and/or those who have a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

Enquiries can be addressed to Alastair Waples, Senior Social Worker – Social Work Duty Line, ph: 0418 976 175, email: [email protected] 

For further information and details on how to apply for this vacancy, please go to and search for vacancy number 551222.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Closing date is 11:30 pm, 28 September 2023 



Department for Education

Job Salary

Part time