Working at Centacare

Centacare Catholic Country SA is a vibrant not-for-profit community services organisation which strives to build safe, sustainable, interactive and engaged communities through the delivery of quality programs and services. Our employees are enthusiastic, motivated and passionate about positive change for clients and the local communities in which we live. They are committed to the values of the organisation, which are underpinned by Catholic Social Teaching. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!


To view our current employment opportunities, click here. 


Request the Position Identification Document

The Position Identification Document (PID) will provide you with information about the duties involved, and the knowledge and skills required to perform the role.

To request a PID, please visit our vacancies page.

Alternatively, you can send an email to stating the position you are looking to apply for and the location.

Essential Selection Criteria

The Essential Selection Criteria is outlined in the PID. It is a list of skills, abilities, experience, qualifications and personal attributes that are essential to achieve high performance in the role.

To simplify the recruitment process, PID’s provide a list of Selection Criteria Questions for candidates to address when applying for a position. These questions allow the selection panel to make a fair assessment of your ability to meet the requirements of the role and is used to shortlist applicants for an interview.

Please Note: Applications that do not address the Selection Criteria may not be considered.

How to address the Selection Criteria Questions

The Selection Criteria Questions can be found on the last page of the PID.

The points below should help you with your application:

  • It is important that each criteria is individually addressed; highlighting the experience and skills you have to meet each point, using practical examples where possible.
  • It is preferred that each question be addressed using a separate heading, this allows the selection panel to easily assess responses against other applicants.
  • When addressing criteria, do not refer to your resume. If you have relevant experience or skills, ensure you detail this in your response.

There is no word limit when addressing each point, however is it recommended that you be as concise as possible, while still answering each point.

Your application

When submitting your application please provide the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Current resume
  • Responses to Selection Criteria Questions
  • Names and contact numbers for at least three current professional referees

Important! Applications received that do not include each of the above points may not be considered.

Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria for suitability for the position. All applicants will be contacted regarding whether they have been shortlisted to interview. This process may occur via telephone or email. Interviews will be conducted and an offer of employment made to the preferred candidate.

It is a condition of employment that all staff at Centacare Catholic Country SA undergo a Department of Human Services (DHS) Working with Children Check and a National Criminal History Record Check (Police Check).  Employees are unable to begin employment without these clearances.

If you do not hold a DHS Working with Children Check, this process will be internally completed through Human Resources.

Applications are to be submitted direct to our Human Resources Department via email to

Centacare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value an inclusive workplace and recognise that diversity within our workforce allows us to better support our clients and communities. If you are a person living with a disability, an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, part of the LGBTIQA+ community, come from a culturally diverse group, or have lived experience, we would love to hear from you.

Please note: We are unable to keep resumes on file that are not linked to an advertised position.


To find out more about the amazing employee benefits click here.