Reference 1VB635C2
Job Reference:
External Vacancy – Open to Everyone
Child Safety & Family Support
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Engagement Type:
Closing Date:
30 Sep 2024

Role Highlights

  • Contribute to positive experiences and outcomes for children and families
  • Work collaboratively and engage with stakeholders
  • Access excellent learning and development opportunities

Role Details

Safer Family Services (SFS) is looking for staff across all programs across South Australia. SFS Intensive Family Services (IFS) provides direct services to families through the antenatal period, for infants, children, and young people up to 18 years of age who are presenting with high level risks and complexities. SFS work in collaboration with both government and non-government organisations to improve the safety, emotional health and wellbeing of infants, children, and young people in South Australia.  

SFS are seeking Practitioners to join the team.

The role is responsible for:

· Providing support and delivering child focussed case work to children from 0 to 18 years of age and their families experiencing multiple complexities and high-risk safety concerns under professional guidance and supervision.
· Providing high quality and effective service delivery that strengthens and supports the safety, healthy development and wellbeing of children.
· Developing strong working partnerships with both government and non-government services to effectively link children and their families to relevant services.

We will provide:

· Flexible work arrangements
· A supportive and rewarding work environment
· Professional Development opportunities

About You

We are looking for motivated individuals who understand the effects of child abuse, neglect and developmental trauma.

You will have the ability to assess and work with families experiencing vulnerability and low levels of safety using a case management approach to assess, plan, refer and enable sustained intervention.

You will also have strong interpersonal and communication skills to develop and maintain effective collaborative relationships with families, multi-disciplinary teams and peers.

If you are seeking to make a meaningful difference to the lives of vulnerable children and families, please apply now.

Special Conditions

Essential Qualifications:

AHP: An appropriate Social Work qualification from a recognised tertiary institution giving eligibility for full membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers.

PO: Appropriate tertiary qualifications in community services, sociology, criminology, social sciences, human services, health or a 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 Human Services.

National Police Check required.
Employment-related Screening Check required.
Some interstate and intrastate travel may be required.
Must hold a current Australian issued driver’s licence (equivalent to minimum class C).
Covid -19 – will be required to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to engagement with DHS, unless it would be medically unsafe for the employee to do so.
Role Status: Multiple Term Vacancies Available 


About the Business

Our Child Safety and Family Support division provides stewardship and service delivery for the Child and Family Support System, designed to help children and their families with early targeted assistance to reduce incidents of child maltreatment and prevent children entering the child protection system.

Contact Us

Enquiries to Sharyn Dixon
0427 162 061

Diversity And Inclusion

DHS is committed to making our services and workplaces safe and inclusive for all people and ensuring the full diversity of the communities we serve are represented in our workforce, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and/or neurodivergence, young people, older people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, LGBTIQA+ and gender diverse people.

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. If you require assistance with this process, please contact us at dhsrecruitment@sa.gov.au and a member of the team will get back to you.

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We also celebrate the many strengths and skills people with disability and/or neurodivergent people bring to our workplace and acknowledge our role in ensuring a supportive work environment for people with disability and/or neurodivergent people to thrive in.