Department for Correctional Services

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 Senior Institutional Social Worker, Port Lincoln Prison is accountable to the General Manager (through the Manager Offender Services & Case Management), Port Lincoln Prison, for contributing to the provision of a comprehensive offence focussed social work service for remanded and sentenced prisoners.  This service provision results in the safe, secure, humane management of offenders throughout their custodial sentence.  The Senior Institutional Social Worker, Port Lincoln Prison also provides consultation and training for institutional custodial staff in their provision of quality service under case management and throughcare principles.

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


  • Essential:  A degree level qualification in Social Work leading to eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.


AHP2 ($83,152 – $96,329 pa)


Ms Denise Lawler
A/Manager Offender Services & Case Management
8682 0820

Additional Information

This is a temporary vacancy for up to 7 months.

Application Instructions

For more information on how to apply please visit the website and job reference 455640

Applications close: 12 October 2021 at 11pm

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