Job type: Full Time

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

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The RPB Aboriginal Clinician will provide a high-quality intervention service to Aboriginal adult offenders and prisoners.

  • More than one ongoing Position
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Regular professional development opportunities

About the Department for Correctional Services

The Department employs approximately 1,900 staff and has responsibility for nine prisons and sixteen Community Correctional offices across the state. Our vision is for a safer community by protecting the public and reducing re-offending. We work towards this through the contribution of staff who are employed in a wide variety of fields, from correctional officers and teachers, to social workers, psychologists and supervisors of court orders. Their commitment ensures we deliver quality services to prisoners, offenders and victims of crime. We strongly promote diversity and equity in our workforce, which directly contributes to greater effectiveness and better outcomes. In a supportive and collaborative environment, you will encounter interesting professional challenges and you will work alongside dedicated and passionate people who help to turn around the lives of offenders and rebuild lives affected by crime.


The Rehabilitation Programs Branch (RPB) Aboriginal Clinician is responsible to the Clinical Supervisor, RPB, for the provision of a high quality intervention service to Aboriginal adult offenders and prisoners placed in custody, on probation, supervised bail, parole, pre-parole, home detention or Community Service Orders. The position will also provide a high quality service to the Courts, Parole Board, Case Managers, Sentence Management Unit, Custodial staff and to the community in general, in order to assist Aboriginal offenders to adopt a non-offending lifestyle.

The RPB Aboriginal Clinician will advise on customisation, development and delivery of Aboriginal specific interventions, conducting culturally appropriate assessments of offender risk and need as well as providing cultural advice to other staff within the RPB.

The position will have a focus on the delivery of Domestic and Family Violence programs to Aboriginal Offenders (male), primarily within the custodial setting.

Special Conditions

  • Section 47 of the Public Sector Act 2009 applies in conjunction with other provisions of the act and other applicable industrial entitlements.
  • The incumbent is required to satisfactorily complete a National Criminal History Check.
  • A current South Australian Driver’s Licence is essential.
  • A flexible approach to working hours is required.
  • Some interstate and intrastate travel will be required which may necessitate overnight absences.


PO2 -Appropriate degree level tertiary qualifications in community services, Aboriginal culture (e.g. anthropology), sociology, criminology, justice, correctional practice, social sciences, human services, health, or related field.

AHP2 - Appropriate degree or equivalent qualification which gives eligibility for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

ASO5 - Not Applicable


AHP2 ($83,152 - $96,329pa)

PO2 ($83,152 - $92,020pa)

ASO5 ($80,830 - $89,897pa)


Mr Gregory Fuller
Clinical Supervisor
Rehabilitation Programs Branch
0402 348 626

Additional Information

The Department for Correctional Services (DCS) considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under sub-s 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA). Therefore, this position is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

There is more than one position available.

The successful applicant will be appointed at either classification depending on the qualification and experience held.

Application Instructions

For more information on how to apply, please visit the website and job reference 446959.

Applications close: 9 August, 2021 11:00PM

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