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Department for Communities and Social Inclusion


Why work at DCSI?

The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI), is one of South Australia's most diverse Government departments. It brings together a range of services, funding and policy responsibilities which together support safety, equality, opportunity and justice across South Australia. Our vision is Communities for all: opportunities for everyone. Working for DCSI (PDF 116.0 KB) is a hugely rewarding experience in whatever role you choose.

We think happy people are productive people. That is why we are serious about our commitment to providing a friendly yet professional environment for our staff. Our culture is dynamic, outcome-focused, team-orientated and highly successful. We welcome a mix of employees from diverse backgrounds with a range of skills and experience to contribute to our organisation.

You will be part of a group of skilled and dedicated professionals who work daily to provide support and services to people across South Australia.

We value our workforce and we offer our staff a wide variety of career prospects, encourage a healthy work-life balance, as well as promotional opportunities and excellent conditions of employment.

What you can expect when you work with us:

Equity and diversity in employment

DCSI is an equal opportunity employer where selection is based on merit regardless of race, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability or age.

We are committed to providing our culturally diverse workforce with a supportive network, where individual differences and perspectives are highly valued and embraced to support our vision - Communities for all: opportunities for everyone.

In line with the targets outlined in the DCSI Strategic Plan, we are committed to increasing the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at all levels within the public sector. We also strive to increase the number of people with disability employed within government services. If you are interested in employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people or people with disability please visit the  Aboriginal employment page or  disability employment page respectively.

Work-life balance

  • flexible working arrangements - full or part time, work from home options, compressed working hours, flexi time, job sharing
  • leave - family carer's leave and additional carer's leave, paid volunteer's leave, purchase leave options, cultural leave, conversion of leave loading to additional days leave, study leave
  • parental leave - paid maternity and adoption leave, paid partner's leave, transition back to work after maternity/adoption leave
  • transition to retirement program.

Wellbeing program

DCSI offers a health and wellbeing program designed to encourage a more positive state of physical, mental and social wellbeing amongst employees including:

  • fitness and exercise programs – such as Pilates and Corporate Cup
  • Employee Assistance Program - free and confidential counselling services for employees and their immediate family
  • flu vaccinations.

Learning and professional development

DCSI is focused on creating flexible career pathways for employees to assist them to deliver the best possible service to all clients and communities. Our culture of learning is underpinned by our innovative College for Learning and Development. Our learning approach recognises existing skills and builds on current competencies. Your learning journey will continue in the workplace as your career develops.

You will be supported with:

  • performance and career development
  • new employee induction
  • education assistance
  • traineeship and graduate program
  • coaching and mentoring
  • individual learning plans.


New employees will automatically become eligible for employer contributions in the Triple S Scheme administered through Super SA. The employer contribution is currently 9.5%. As an employee you are also entitled to make personal contributions to your fund. For more information log on to the Super SA website or call 1300 369 315. Salary sacrificing arrangements are also available.

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28 Oct 2016
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