The Executive Director, Mr Paul O’Reilly recently contacted the PSA regarding a Casework Review Project. The purpose of the Casework Review Project is to better understand the work caseworkers do. However, when a review is announced alarm bells ring.
The Executive Director has assured the PSA this project is not about reducing staff numbers but is about making sure Youth Justice better understands its casework needs across NSW so it can better respond to current priorities and emerging opportunities for Youth Justice.
This project will:
- Identify the range of practice innovations currently underway and in development across the YJ casework offices
- Achieve a standardised way to quantify work carried out by our caseworkers that is flexible enough to incorporate local needs
- Develop a model for measuring casework that will help us to manage resources and respond to emerging opportunities.
The Executive Director informed the PSA that a project team has been created under the direction of Leonie Bender and Paul Maher, your Community Directors. The project team will also be looking at casework resource models across DCJ and in other Youth Justice jurisdictions.
The PSA has requested that consultation needs to continue with all staff, especially caseworkers in both the community and custody.
Your delegates representatives for this project include Wendy Larosa and Tammy Elwin.
If you have concerns or would like to discuss further, please contact your representatives below.
Your local Delegates
PSA Industrial staff
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