I assist courts and parole boards to assess whether offenders are suitable for community-based orders. I enforce the conditions of court and parole board orders. I protect the community by assisting offenders to successfully complete their orders and managing risk throughout the case management process.
Case Managers are responsible for the ongoing monitoring and supervision of low to medium risk offenders.
They work closely with community agencies and are responsible for implementing the offender’s management plan and ensuring offenders compliance with their orders.
A successful case manager role models positive behaviour to offenders whilst maintaining an organised approach. Case Managers are self-aware and poses an attitude of integrity and accountability.
How I got the job
I was aware Queensland Corrective Services was recruiting. My father works in the prisons and I was well aware of the role of a Case Manager and how it is closely linked with the courts and justice system. It was something I always something I aspired to do.
I started out as a volunteer at Gympie Probation and Parole.
I was offered part time employment and was then given a full time position at Caboolture. I am now working at Brisbane North acting as a Senior Case Manager.
What I enjoy most
I like that every day brings something new. It is very unpredictable and also challenging, but rewarding. I enjoy helping offenders successfully complete their order and move on to make good decisions in life.
I knew what I wanted to do in life and I knew university could help me get there. I have always wanted to study in the justice field. I began studying psychology but I knew it wasn't for me.
I lived in a small town (Cooloola Cove) and USC was the closest university. I didn't want to move to the city and USC was perfect combination of what I wanted. I could still be close to my family.