Department for Correctional Services

About the Department for Correctional Services

The Department employs approximately 2,000 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 incumbent is responsible to the Team Supervisor, for:

  • supervision of offenders assigned to community based work programs in accordance with statutory, Departmental and Work Health and Safety requirements.
  • Liaison with a variety of Government and non-Government agencies in relation to the supervision of offenders assigned to various project work, including specific cost share work.

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.
  • Assignment will be the Port Lincoln Community Correctional Centre.


Essential: Nil
Desirable: Relevant trade qualifications and / or certificates of competency training


OPS2 – $29.13 – $31.33 hourly rate plus 25% casual loading


Ms Skye Scarman
Team Supervisor, Whyalla, Pt Lincoln and Ceduna Community Corrections Centre
8645 7400

Additional Information

This is a temporary vacancy for up to 12 months, with no guaranteed hours of employment, and a 25 percent casual loading applies in lieu of annual and sick leave.

It is a requirement for any non-ongoing DCS employees to be fully vaccinated with a Therapeutic Goods Administration approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted online via I Work for SA.

For more information on how to apply, please visit the I Work for SA website and job reference 501154

Applications close: 26 September 2022 11pm

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