Join Our Team – Social Work Field Educator

Join Our Team - Social Work Field Educator


Community Centres SA is the peak body for over 100 Community and Neighbourhood Centres located across metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia and over 60 affiliate organisations. Over 35,000 visitors come to our centres each week to connect up with others, to learn, and to participate in a wide range of services and activities. For 40 years, we have been a catalyst for community development by building the strength, capacity and influence of our sector through advocacy, workforce and organisational development.


The Social Work Field Educator role is a highly valued and key member of the Community Centres SA (CCSA) team, playing an integral part in the Flinders University Social Work Placement Program. 

Flinders University undergraduate and postgraduate social work students undertake a 19-week placement as part of their studies. This position provides clinical supervision, support, guidance and mentoring to students undertaking their placement specifically within Community Centres.

The position comprises three components:

Face to Face Supervision

  • Involves supporting and mentoring 13 students whilst they are on placement.
  • Each student requires a minimum of 21.5 hours in total of clinical supervision to be undertaken over the duration of the placement period.
  • Individual supervision will mostly take place online.
  • For mid-placement assessment meetings, travel to the student’s host centre will be required

Group Training

  • This requirement is to deliver 15 hours of group training in total over the duration of placement period.
  • Based at Community Centres SA and sometimes at an alternative location; developing and delivering group work training for the students that will inform the activities they are undertaking whilst on their placements.
  • All students will be required to attend in person.
  • The content of this group training can be informed by group training run in previous years.
  • As a guide, this could involve 5 x 3-hour sessions over the 19 weeks of placement.

On site meetings, training and reporting

  • Other meeting and requirements throughout the semester: 
  • Online meet and greet and early placement meetings. 
  • Attending mid-placement assessment meetings and providing feedback in student’s mid placement assessment report. 
  • For end of placement, providing feedback in student’s end of placement assessment report.
  • Attendance at SW Field Educator Orientation training if this has not been undertaken before.

Special Notes

Some centres will be hosting two or more students at once, and some will be hosting only one.

You are encouraged to minimise travel by having online meetings as an alternative sometimes to face to face meetings, and by having meetings at CCSA where appropriate.

This role is guided by the MSW Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS) 2012, Guideline 1.2: Guidance on field education programs. A full copy of this Guideline is available here.

Please note that this role will commence in February 2024, requiring a commitment of 21 hours per week for a span of 20 weeks, and then resuming for the second semester in July for another 20 weeks.


Join the team at Community Centres SA and experience the following benefits with confidence:

  • Flexibility: Our work environment is designed to provide you with a good work-life balance.
  • Positive culture: We value collaboration, respect, and diversity, creating a positive and supportive work culture.
  • Meaningful work: Being part of our team means contributing to the community and making a positive impact on people’s lives.
  • Pet-friendly workplace: We love pets! That’s why we allow our employees to bring their dogs to work on a designated day.
  • Beautiful location: Our offices are located in the beautiful park at Glandore, providing a serene and peaceful work environment.
  • Employee assistance program (EAP): services are also available to support you in any way needed.


Position description available here.

Position enquiries to Scott Dutschke, Chief Operations Officer, or ph 8371 4622 

Before applying ensure you have read the position description and that you are confident you meet all the essential experience and knowledge.

Please provide:

  • Your Curriculum Vitae (no more than 3 pages).
  • A written cover letter addressing the essential criteria in the position description (no more than 2 pages)

Due Date

This is a high-priority position in our organisation. Applicants should apply ASAP. 

We will assess each application upon its receipt with the view to interviewing immediately if the applicant is deemed suitable. 

Only applications sent to Scott Dutschke, Chief Operations Officer via will be accepted.

Further Information

Contact CCSA via or 8371 4622