Maryborough is leading by example

Two of our Child Safety Officers making a difference in the central Queensland town of Maryborough are James and Charles.

James has worked with us for more than a decade.

He has seen first-hand the positive impact his work can have on children in care, when they receive the help they need to break the cycle.

“I have a young person on my case load who I've known since she was 8 years old...she has recently had a baby.

“From her experience as a kid in care, she identified that she didn't want that for her child.

“It's been really rewarding to see her where she is now.”

Learning the ropes is Charles, who likes to set a good example for young people who are transitioning to adulthood and learning to look after themselves.

“I think leading by example for some of these teenagers is the way to go.

“If you're a role model for self-care, then you can present that to the teenagers as well.”

Visit the Child protection careers page to meet more of our Child Safety Officers, learn about careers in child protection and view current opportunities.