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Working for DCJ provides opportunities to make a real difference and where your diverse background and experience will be valued.

  • Listen to our staff talk about what they love about being a child protection caseworker at DCJ.

    Caseworker

    Listen to our staff talk about what they love about being a child protection caseworker at DCJ.

    Transcript

    (Aerial view of Bega. Title 'What is the best part about being a Child Protection Caseworker?'' appears on screen.)

    Judy, Child Protection Caseworker: I really have a passion for helping children and families to make sure that we can give them a better future in life.

    (Judy speaking on the phone to a client.)

    Judy: As a Caseworker you're never alone you are surrounded by a dedicated team that will support you and build you up.

    (Judy walking with three of her colleagues down the main street in Bega.)

    Yana, Child Protection Caseworker: It's such a privilege to work alongside children and families so they can make the changes that they need to look after their children, it's all about keeping kids strong and safe.

    (Families and children riding bikes, Yana walking in the park with a colleague.)

    (Aerial view of Batemans Bay.)

    Danika, Child Protection Caseworker: Hi I'm Danika and I am a Casework Manager here in Bateman's Bay.

    (Danika walking into the Batemans Bay office and interacting with a colleague.)

    Danika: What I like best about being a Caseworker is being able to work with children getting to spend time with them hear their voices being able to learn about their families and what's really important to them.

    (Families running at the beach and walking next to a boat docked in the bay.)

    (Aerial view of Yass.)

    Sally, Child Protection Caseworker: The thing I like best about being a Caseworker in Yass is that I get to work with families and children.

    (Sally interacting with a colleague in the office.)

    Sally: It's so important that I have the role of assisting children to have a brighter future.

    (Aerial view of children playing at a school yard and paintings of Aboriginal artwork.)

    [Music ends. NSW Government logo appears]

  • We ask correctional officers what it is like to work at DCJ.

    Correctional Officer

    We ask correctional officers what it is like to work at DCJ.

    Transcript

    (Group of Correctional Officers interacting outside a correctional centre. Title 'We asked correctional officers what do you like most about your job?' appears on screen.)

    Matt, Senior Correctional Officer: What I like best about my job is giving the inmates skills to help them reintegrate back into society. 

    (Matt supervising inmates in their work-related activities within a correctional centre.)   

    Claire, Correctional Officer: We see women come in and we see them leave and pick their lives up and make the most of it. They learn tools in here through programs that equips them for life on the outside which can be really great to watch.

    (Female inmates using tools to build light fittings in their work-related activities within a correctional centre.)

    Claire: The camaraderie when you get into the facility is really excellent, we call each other blue and we have each other's backs all the time. 

    (Claire interacting with a group of Correctional Officers within a correctional centre.)

    Claire: If you considering joining Corrective Services, I think definitely give it a go it's going to be a really rewarding job and the conditions are really great. 

    (Claire speaking outside the gates of a correctional centre.)

  • Hear what Ead likes about being a youth officer working for DCJ.

    Youth Officer

    Hear what Ead likes about being a youth officer working for DCJ.

    Transcript

    [Opening music]

    (Visual description: Two youth officer ladies and one woman walk along a footpath inside a correctional facility. Title appears Why is youth Justice a great place to work?) 

    Ead, Youth Officer says: I joined Youth Justice to have an opportunity to work with young men. As a proud Lebanese Muslim man, I want to be a mentor for our youth and if I can be a positive role model in their life and make a difference and that's fulfilling for me.

    (Visual description: A man in a youth officer uniform stands and talks with a young teenager and then walks down a footpath with the teenager. The man in uniform stands on his own and talks directly to the camera.) 

    Antony, Youth Officer says: I joined Youth Justice 10 years ago. What I like most about working in Youth Justice is being able to have young people come in and seeing the change in them, watching them grow into young men

    (Visual description: A man in a youth officer uniform is looking at the camera and talking.) 

    Alana, Youth Officer says: I wanted to become a youth officer because I wanted to help young people see that there is light at the end of the tunnel. We make mistakes, but mistakes can be turned around and we can learn from them.

     

    (Visual description: A woman in a youth officer uniform stands looking at the camera and talking.)

    Rab, Youth Officer says: I love working at Youth Justice. I've worked across many different fields in the community sector.

    (Visual description: An Aboriginal man in a youth officer uniform sits on a log in the garden talking to the camera.)

    Rab says: Having access to these young Aboriginal guys that need Aboriginal mentors, specifically male mentors as well.

    (Visual description: A group of young men walk into a garden and sit around in a semi circle talking to each other.)

    Rab says: Working in the centers and Youth Justice gives us the opportunity to do that here at Youth Justice.

    (Visual description: A group of men in traditional Aboriginal dress perform a corroboree. )

    Antony says: Here at Youth Justice, I like letting the young people know that we'll never give up on them. 

    (Visual description: A man in a youth officer uniform stands talking to the camera.) 

    Ead says: I've got the best job in the world.

    (Visual description: Two men dressed in youth officer uniforms laugh with each other.) 

    [Music ends. NSW Governement logo appears]

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Last updated:

23 Feb 2024