When Sarah applied for the Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme (IAP) at the age of 19, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. Now, she’s an integral member of the social media team at the Department of Human Services.
“It was the best email I’ve ever received,” said Grace. “I was with my aunty and she was so excited she screamed!”
Volunteering as a “Flash Quote Reporter” at the netball, Natalie Manu couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to put her journalistic skills to use for the Commonwealth Games.
With Geelong regularly welcoming refugees and newly arrived migrants, the Geelong Settlement meeting was set up ten years ago to help improve services in the area.
This World Social Work Day, Department of Human Services’ staff member, Yasmin, reflects on why she became a social worker.
Harmony Day (Wednesday 21 March) has special significance for the Department of Human Services’ staff with almost one in four from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.
Giuseppe Ardica is one of many staff who uses his language and cultural skills to make sure everyone can access government services and support regardless of their background.
Alyssa Royters’ job is nothing like she imagined it – it’s far more.
Kirra understands better than most the difficulties Indigenous communities can face. As a Wunumara and Koko-Bera woman and a Department of Human Services Medicare Liaison Officer, she is using her personal and professional experiences to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians.
Women are well represented across the Department of Human Services, as more than 70 per cent of department staff and 46 per cent of the substantive Senior Executive Service are women.
When Marsha Maule-Murphy arrived from Trinidad and drove from Adelaide to Alice Springs for the first time, she was astounded by the sheer distance to her new home. She’d just come from an island that can be crossed in a few hours.