Great careers with the Department for Correctional Services

The Department for Correctional Services (DCS) plays an essential role in supporting the South Australian Government vision that our neighbourhoods will be safe and welcoming places where people can live active and healthy lives and feel part of the community.

DCS is responsible for prisoners and offenders while in custody and for ongoing supervision, rehabilitation and reintegration support into the community.

Why work at DCS?

Find out about why working at DCS could be the career for you

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working at DCS

Working on the frontline

Have you got what it takes to work and support prisoners and offenders

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our frontline roles

Jobs supporting DCS

Not all of our careers require working face to face with prisoners or offenders

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our non-frontline roles

DCS also provides a wide range of South Australian Public Service administrative positions based in office environments.
These include roles in areas such as finance, program and project officers, records officers, business support officers and administrative support assistants.

DCS is a socially inclusive employer that recognises the benefits of having a workforce that reflects community diversity and culture.

We welcome applications from culturally rich and diverse community groups, including; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability, and LGBTIQ persons

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working, including part-time and job share. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for each vacancy.

The South Australian public sector is an Equal Opportunity Employer and safety is a core value.

The Department is committed to providing consistent, high quality staff training and to make improvements to meet best practice nationally and internationally and focus on the following areas:

  • Improving public protection
  • Reducing reoffending
  • Enhancing community safety
  • Improving opportunities for rehabilitation and reintegration
  • Maintaining secure, safe and humane environments.