We have a winner!
The PSA is proud to announce the NSW winner of the National Child Protection Delegate Awards.
Jacki Kirk, delegate for the Central West and long-time member of the Community Services Departmental Committee has won the NSW Award.
Watch the video of PSA Assistant Secretary Troy Wright announcing the winner HERE.
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Read what Jacki’s nominators said:
“Jacki is extremely supportive of staff in terms of management of workload and HR issues, she is available and open to discuss any industrial issues. She is quality and practice focused and wants to see caseworkers providing a quality CP/OOHC experience. She takes up issues with the PSA quickly for staff and provides feedback.”
“Jacki has been the PSA rep for a few years. During this time she has lead her colleagues by example. She is passionate about ensuring children and their families are at the centre of all we do and that we reflect on our practice to improve outcomes for them. Jacki has had a number of positions in the past 3 years, including casework specialist, embedding OOHC Standards in Western Region, introducing the new Permanency Support Program in Western and Manager Practice Support. In each position, she has recognised the challenges facing staff and supported staff through these changes. Whether Jacki is leading staff, supporting them, or supporting staff who come to her as their PSA rep, Jacki listens and acts with fairness, understanding and common sense. Jacki has a clarity about processes and ensures that due process is followed for her colleagues and the families we work with. Her sense of fairness and use of humour and common sense has resulted in Jacki being held in high esteem by children, families, colleagues, those she works beside, those she supervises and those she reports to.”