Department of Human Services

Aboriginal employment

The Department of Human Services welcomes and values the:

  • professional expertise
  • cultural knowledge, and
  • life experience

that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples bring to the workplace.

We are committed to increasing the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across all classifications and divisions in the Department and in retaining those employees through building a workplace that is inclusive and respectful of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Read the DHS Aboriginal Workforce Strategy 2021–2023

Employment of Aboriginal peoples has been directly linked to many benefits including:

  • improved access and outcomes for clients
  • increased cultural competency of service delivery
  • increased cultural knowledge and competency of non-Aboriginal staff.

We offer flexible working arrangements and are developing culturally inclusive work environments to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait employees to better meet their work and family obligations.

In addition to DHS general vacancies, the South Australian Government offers a further avenue for Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples to gain employment with the South Australian public sector through the South Australian Public Sector Aboriginal Employment Register.

Page last updated : 04 Jun 2021

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