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Join us as a JCPR Caseworker

"I always wanted a meaningful job where I could make a difference in the community working with real people and real families,"
Kristie, DCJ.

In situations where abuse experienced by a child or young person constitutes a criminal offence, then a joint child protection response by a Child Protection Caseworker,Police Officer and NSW Health worker will occur.

The Children and Young Person’s (Care and Protection) Act 1998 sets out the grounds for reporting suspected risk of harm to such vulnerable members in our society.

DCJ Joint Child Protection Response (JCPR) Caseworkers investigate child protection matters within a team of officers from 3 agencies: Family & Community Services, NSW Health and NSW Police. There are 20 JCPR units across NSW.

There are three types of criteria that are referred to the JCPR.

  1. Physical Abuse,
    • Severe or serious physical injury / injuries  to a child or young person that:Are caused by another person 10 years or over, andAre suspicious and/orDeliberate and/orre inconsistent with the explanations provided
  2. Sexual Abuse and
  3. extreme Neglect are all matters that can be referred to JCPR. A DCJ JCPR Caseworker position is suited to someone:
    • who is, or has worked as, a caseworker
    • who has a social work degree
    • who has related experience and cultural expertise if you are an Aboriginal caseworker

We strongly encourage people from Aboriginal and multicultural backgrounds to apply for these roles.

Sound like you? Visit our How to apply page 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.

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Last updated: 18 Oct 2019