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Metadata for DCJ Caseworker Dashboard

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DCJ Child protection workforce

Caseworker numbers reflect frontline caseworkers and caseworker specialists across the community services spectrum, including those working in statutory child protection and out-of-home care. The figures do not include management staff associated with caseworkers.

  • Funded full time equivalent (FTE) caseworker numbers
  • Actual FTE caseworker numbers
  • Vacant FTE caseworker numbers
  • Variances (%)
  • New funded caseworker positions

Measure - Funded FTE caseworker numbers

Description

This is the number of full-time equivalent caseworkers funded in the FACS Budget.

Publisher

Department of Communities and Justice

Numerator

Not applicable

Denominator

Not applicable

Data Filters

  • Quarter
  • District

Data Limitations

Nil

Data Source

FACS human resources system


Measure - Actual FTE caseworker numbers

Description

Actual FTE refers to the number of full-time equivalent caseworkers working in a given reference period, excluding those on extended or parental leave or occupying positions funded by specific time-limited funding. Helpline time limited roles are included and caseworkers on temporary secondments to other roles are excluded.

Publisher

Department of Communities and Justice

Numerator

Not applicable

Denominator

Not applicable

Data Filters

  • Quarter
  • District

Data Limitations

Nil

Data Source

FACS human resources system


Measure - Vacant FTE caseworker numbers

Description

The number of vacancies represents the difference between the funded FTE and actual FTE during the reference period.

Publisher

Department of Communities and Justice

Numerator

Not applicable

Denominator

Not applicable

Data Filters

  • Quarter
  • District

Data Limitations

Nil

Data Source

FACS human resources system


Measure - Vacancies (%)

Description

The number of vacancies represents the difference between the funded FTE and actual FTE during the reference period in percentage. The '-' symbol is used for Vacancies % where the number of Funded FTE is less than the number of Actual FTE.

Publisher

Department of Communities and Justice

Numerator

Not applicable

Denominator

Not applicable

Data Filters

  • Quarter
  • District

Data Limitations

Nil

Data Source

FACS human resources system


Measure – New funded caseworker positions- funded

Description

The newly funded positions available for caseworkers from the 2017-18 FACS budget.

FACS received additional funding from the 2017-18 State budget to recruit more caseworker positions in FACS Districts, FACS Child Protection Helpline and Join Investigation Response Teams/Investigation Response Team (JIRT/JCPR) in 2017-18 and 2018-19.

From the first quarter of 2018/19, Joint Investigation Response Teams (JIRT) have been renamed as Joint Child Protection Response (JCPR) teams to better reflect the collaborative efforts between FACS, NSW Health and NSW Police to strength the future of the Program.

Publisher

Department of Communities and Justice

Numerator

Not applicable

Denominator

Not applicable

Data Filters

  • Quarter

Data Limitations

Nil

Data Source

FACS human resources system


Measure – New funded caseworker positions- filled

Description

These are identified positions reported below the line as increased Headcount when filled for the first time. When these are all filled or at the end of the year the full time equivalent (FTE) of this headcount is included in the reported Caseworker numbers.

Publisher

Department of Communities and Justice

Numerator

Not applicable

Denominator

Not applicable

Data Filters

  • Quarter

Data Limitations

Nil

Data Source

FACS human resources system

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Last updated: 07 Aug 2020