Acknowledgement of Country and Peoples
The Department for Child Protection and Family Support acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as traditional custodians of this land. It pays respect to their Elders past, present, and future. It recognises the long history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land and acknowledges that the past is not just the past. The past, the present and the future are, as they always are, part of each other – bound together.
Working with us
We are committed to attracting and retaining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to provide culturally appropriate and responsive services to Aboriginal children and families, and improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for positions across the organisation are strongly encouraged!
What types of jobs are available?
The Department has a range of jobs, some needing formal qualifications, and others, requiring particular skills, knowledge and experience. You will often come across job advertisements that have positions called specified calling positions. Specified calling means you need a qualification to apply. For example, to become a Child Protection Worker for the Department you need to have completed a degree in Social Work or Psychology.
General Division positions are roles where you don’t need a formal qualification to apply, but you need to have relevant skills, knowledge and experience. These can include frontline support roles in district administration teams.
Visit our role pages to find out more about the variety of roles in our workforce.
Working with the community
We recognise that history bestows a special responsibility. An equally special privilege in the present for the Department is to be part of the solution for Aboriginal children’s safety, family well-being and community healing. We strive to exercise this in a respectful, collaborative, open and responsive way.
The Department’s Aboriginal Services and Practice Framework sets out the commitment and way forward on how we will work to improve outcomes for Aboriginal children, families and communities. One of the key foundations being cultural respect, and recognising the value of Aboriginal culture and history, the Department is committed to support its staff in achieving this. Find out how the Department provide support to our Aboriginal employees.
Sign up to find out about our jobs
If you are interested in finding out more about our jobs, please sign up to the Aboriginal Employment Register. When you sign up, your details will be added to mailing list so you can remain up to date with jobs, events and news that are coming up!
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