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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.
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.
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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.Page last updated : 26 May 2022