Work with us

Our department is made up of 12,000+ people in diverse roles and sites across Tasmania.

We offer employment in schools, libraries, Child and Family Learning Centres, child safety services, youth justice and corporate settings.

We’re proudly Tasmania State Service’s core child-centred agency. This means everything we do is to support children, young people and their families.

Together, we’re working towards the same goal: to ensure all children and young people are known, safe, well and learning.

Want to make a positive difference through your job? Consider a rewarding career with us.

There’s role for you.

In our schools, colleges, and Child and Family Learning Centres:


Our teachers and school leaders make a difference every single day by empowering their students to reach their full potential. We have teachers across our 195 schools and colleges, and 12 Child and Family Learning Centres.

Professional student support services

Play a vital role in supporting student learning, health, wellbeing and development.

Roles include:

  • school social workers
  • speech and language pathologists
  • school psychologists
  • school health nurses.

Support staff

Support staff are an integral and valued part of our learning communities.

Roles include:

  • teacher assistants
  • education facility attendants
  • administrative roles.

Across our other sites:

Child safety services

We support families and communities to keep children and young people safe and healthy.

Roles include:

  • child safety officers
  • child safety and wellbeing workers
  • support workers
  • out of home care workers
  • administrative roles.

Youth justice

We support children and young people who are at risk of, or engage in, offending behaviours.

Roles include:

  • youth workers
  • operations coordinators
  • trainers
  • case management officers
  • support staff
  • community youth justice workers.


Our corporate staff support all functions of our department. This supports our frontline staff to deliver positive outcomes for children and young people.

Roles include:

  • policy and projects
  • human resources
  • information technology
  • legal services
  • facilities
  • finance
  • communications.


We are Tasmania’s statewide publicly-funded library and archives service. We offer library lending, research, information, literacy and learning services. We provide access to rich cultural collections of Tasmania’s documentary history.

Roles include:

  • librarians
  • customer service officers
  • corporate staff.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for people who value:

  • making a positive difference for Tasmanian children and young people
  • a supportive team environment, working together towards a common goal
  • growth opportunities to reach their full potential
  • work/life balance, including flexible working hours and a generous range of leave entitlements
  • varied and dynamic working days
  • diversity and inclusion, so we’re best representing and serving our community.

Need more?

We’re a big department – one of the largest government agencies in Tasmania, in fact.

Learn more about our different work streams, and how we connect together:

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