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The Department of Human Services (DHS) is one of South Australia's most diverse government departments, offering a dynamic and inclusive work environment. It brings together a range of services, funding and policy responsibilities, which together support our purpose: Making a difference so South Australia thrives.

Workplace culture

We are committed to investing in staff and volunteers to equip them with the right skills to deliver quality outcomes and support career development, within a culture of wellbeing and safety.

Our culture is dynamic, outcome-focused, team-orientated and highly successful. We welcome a mix of employees from diverse backgrounds with a range of skills and experience to contribute to the work we do.

We value our workforce and offer a wide variety of career prospects, encourage a healthy work-life balance, as well as promotional opportunities and excellent conditions of employment.

DHS worker testimonials (7.10 mins)

Types of roles

At DHS, we have opportunities in community-facing roles, as well as positions in corporate areas that support the strategies, programs and services we deliver.

As a department, we’re responsible for commissioning human services across the not-for-profit sector and investing in the community through grants and funding. We provide core services in areas including:

  • youth justice
  • disability accommodation
  • cost of living concessions and rebates
  • employment-related screening
  • family safety and support.

We also lead government reforms in:

  • disability inclusion
  • intensive family support services
  • women’s equality and safety.

The following initiatives support recruitment across our diverse workforce:

If you want to make a difference, we want to hear from you!

Head to the Careers Portal to find out about current vacancies and tips on how to apply for roles.

Launch DHS Careers Portal

Page last updated : 26 May 2022

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