Meet the Team
Marcus is works in our Ulladulla office and is one of our Permanency Support Program Team Leaders.
We asked him a couple of questions about his job here
What does your role entail?
I’m a PSP Team Leader here at WCF in the Ulladulla area. It is my job to support our Caseworkers as best I can who are working very closely with our children & young people, carers and family. We discuss area of focus, we look at other teams within the agency for their advice and support around particular matters, I look to offer guidance where I can, or I seek instruction from others.
We don’t always have all the answers, it’s a collective effort from everyone involved with these children and young people to do the best we can to make them feel heard.
What does it mean to work at WCF?
It’s a big responsibility, we are all being provided the opportunity to make positive change and assist to create positive pathways for these kids. WCF is a team and we’re getting better, with terrific staff that work hard together. Again, we don’t have all the answers, we consult with children, carers, family and other staff and external supports, as a community to raise these children.
What does it mean to support our children and young people?
It is a large responsibility, and as an accredited OOHC provider, we have a responsibility to support carer households around doing their best to provide care and protection that children need and deserve, and our carers do that. We have wonderful carers.
What are the values that drive you?
WCF values of compassion and respect probably resonate with me the most, though all the WCF values I feel connected to.
I value the resilience of our kids, some of their experiences no child should ever see, I’m inspired by them.
What is the best piece of advice you have received?