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Please address your cover letter and resume to Christine O'Donnell of Jo Fisher Executive. For a confidential discussion please call +61 3 9016 6000 for further information.

Regional Directors x 5
Department for Child Protection, South Australia
  • Key strategic leadership positions
  • Inspire, lead and drive operational reform
  • All positions are Adelaide based

The Organisation

As an outcome of the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission, the Department for Child Protection (DCP) was formed in November 2016. DCP works in partnership with vulnerable families, other government and non-government organisations, foster carers and the community to keep children and young people safe and give them the same opportunities as other young South Australians. Child protection is the driving mission of the Department.

Following a structural realignment, DCP has established five regions with full responsibility and accountability for delivering the required child protection services. Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive, Service Delivery and Practice, DCP now seeks to appoint five Regional Directors to manage the areas of North, Far North and Far West, Central, South and Statewide Services.

The Position

Each Regional Director will be responsible for leading operations within each region and the effective delivery of initiatives and DCP services to children and families. Leading system change and reform, including the design and implementation of cultural change reforms, a key component of these roles is the delivery of culturally competent services and programs to Aboriginal people, young people and families involved with DCP.

DCP is seeking high energy and experienced strategic leaders who are eager to join an agency which has one of the largest reform agendas in the state.

Demonstrating credibility in child protection work, you will be a superior communicator, possess exceptional advocacy capability and engage and build respectful relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders; you are especially skilled in service co-design with Aboriginal leaders and communities. With a track record of leading and driving change, you are an evidence-based, collaborative decision maker and a professional, authentic leader with an ability to inspire and bring people with you on this reform journey.

A health, allied health and educational background is important as is a related clinical background; a relevant qualification in Social Work, Psychology or a similar field is essential.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.