A day in the life of a DCJ Caseworker
"This will test your resilience. It demands courage, creativity and commitment, however, I could not imagine working in any other fields," Megan, Caseworker, DCJ.
Imagine rescuing a young person from a dangerous situation and seeing them change their life for the better?
Child Protection Caseworkers are resilient, tenacious and compassionate to support children and families living in challenging circumstance and to help improve their life experiences.
Assessing reports of alleged child abuse and neglect can be confronting but the rewards for ensuring the best outcome for a child can be limitless.
The role of a Child Protection Caseworker with DCJ is varied and complex. While no 2 days are the same, here are some of the duties you’ll carry out on a day-to-day basis:
- Conducting risk assessments for children and young people who may be in need of protection
- Developing plans to ensure the safety and wellbeing of these clients
- Working collaboratively with other NSW agencies, NGOs and families to plan, coordinate and negotiate services for our clients and implement effective case plans, to ensure that children, young people and families are provided with the practical and emotional support they need
- Manage complex cases and situations working with high needs and high risk clients and their families
- Where necessary, you may be involved in court processes including the preparation of court documents, attending court and participating in evidentiary processes
Sound like you? Visit our How to apply page to find out how to find and apply for roles in our Community Services team.
Our vision is to enable vulnerable people to participate fully in NSW social and economic life and build stronger, more sustainable and inclusive communities.