JCPR Caseworker – Wagga Wagga NSW Department of Communities and Justice


Joint Child Protection Response Program Caseworkers

JCPRP Caseworkers assess safety and risk to children and young people within a multi-disciplinary service model. We are seeking experienced child protection Caseworkers with excellent analytical, assessment and communication skills.

To be successful in this role, applicants must demonstrate strong attention to detail, highly developed critical thinking and problem solving, and excellent interpersonal and self-management skills.

A day in the life of a JCPR Child Protection Caseworker

While no two days are the same, JCPRP Caseworkers:

  • Undertake assessments to identify and address safety and risk concerns for children and young people within a multi-disciplinary program
  • Engage in collaborative, child focused practice that acknowledges and respects the culture and context of each child, young person and their carers/ family
  • Source timely, accurate and comprehensive information and make  evidence based decisions in line with the child/young person’s safety, welfare and wellbeing 
  • Model ethical and curious casework that is responsive to the changing needs of children, young people and families
  • Build relationships within the Program, practice and legislative frameworks to promote meaningful change in families for better outcomes for  children/young people and their families
  • Develop and maintain networks and relationships with JCPRP partner agencies and other  stakeholders to deliver holistic and coordinated services for children, young people and families
  • Participate and contribute to a culture of continuous learning and professional development to ensure practice knowledge and skills are contemporary
  • Maintain accurate and objective client records for reporting and information sharing 
  • Have difficult conversations about and with children, young people, family and key stakeholders to mitigate risks and enhance safety and wellbeing
  • Initiate action in the Children’s Court to ensure safety and wellbeing where required 

How we reward you

Working with vulnerable children, young people and carers/families within a multi-disciplinary program is never boring, often challenging and always rewarding.

In return for your dedication, experience and professionalism,  DCJ offer:

  • A competitive base salary range $79,032 to $109,194 pa plus super + leave loading
  • Flexible working conditions including a 140 hour month
  • Industry leading JCPRP training and ongoing development opportunities
  • Opportunity to work within a unique and highly visible multi-disciplinary program  with a collective goal of improving safety and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people 
  • Unequalled insight into the operations and culture of the JCPRP partner agencies

How to apply

To be eligible to apply you must have:

  • Frontline experience in statutory child protection services or within statutory investigation services
  • Tertiary qualifications in a Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences Welfare, or related discipline, with demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
  • and/or identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander with a strong connection to community
  • Current NSW driver’s licence
  • a Working with Children clearance number prior to commencement in the role 
  • the right to live and work in this location

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

When applying please attach an up to date resume. As a part of the application you will need to provide a response to the question below. Please ensure all parts of the question are addressed. Applications that have not answered the targeted question will not be reviewed:

Targeted Question: Describe a time when you were required to undertake a safety and risk assessment for a child or young person. What steps did you take to complete this assessment, what were the challenges and what was the outcome?

More Information

Click here to view the role description.

Apply by clicking the ‘Apply Online’ button and help us shape services that build stronger and safer families and communities.

Closing date: please disregard the closing date at the top of the ad as we may close the ad at any time dependent on the number of applications we receive. Please submit your application as soon as possible as late applications cannot be accepted once an ad closes.

We value a diverse and inclusive workplace

We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal people, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed below, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.

If you are looking for more information about workplace adjustments at DCJ, please visit our Careers site.

Contact: For any recruitment enquiries please email us at [email protected] 

A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.

Thank you for your interest in this position. We look forward to receiving your application.



NSW Department of Communities and Justice

Job Salary

Full time