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Working for a better future and outcomes for our children

Staff Profile

60 SECONDS WITH DARLENE ROBERTS

FROM CENTRAL QUEENSLAND INDIGENOUS DEVELOPMENT LTD
ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER
FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICE ROCKHAMPTON

Darlene Roberts
Central Queensland Indigenous Development Ltd Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Support Service (CQIDATSIFSS) Case Manager

Where your mob from: Kalkadoon and Iman

Name a Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person that has influenced your life or encouraged to be the person you are? My Mother has influenced me to be who I am today. She is a dedicated Strong woman who puts family first and has taught us to Respect our Elders as well as others and never to judge.

5 things I cannot live without? My Boyz, Family, Ocean/Beach, Sport & Culture.

What is your favourite flavoured ice cream? Don’t eat Ice Cream but maybe Mango Sorbet.

If you could have a drink with someone from history who would it be? And what drink would you have? My Grandmother as I never got the chance to meet her and maybe a Jack Daniels.

If you could be an animal what would you be? Dolphin, because they’re free in the Ocean.

What is your favourite season and why? Summer as I love swimming and going to the Beach and having BBQ’s with family.

What do you miss most about being a kid? Everything Living free with no responsibilities!

What hobby or activity that you don’t do now but think you might like to do when you retire? I love what I am doing now Community Work, and I would retire doing community work.

What goes through your mind when your boss asks to talk to you privately? What have I done Now!!

What song do you love to dance to? The Best Things In Life Are Free, R&B

Manager’s Comments
Darlene Roberts is a current case manager for the Family Support Service within an indigenous organisation in the Central Queensland Region (Rockhampton). Darlene case manages and facilitates the Indigenous Triple P program with women groups and mix groups. Darlene excels at working with parents to better manage and care for their children. Darlene has links within the community, is also a good link for the community and is a valuable member to the CQID ATSIFSS team.

  • Child Protection Environment

    53.7%

    of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were placed with a kinship or Indigenous carer.
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak

    69,200

    There are 69,200 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children / young people in Queensland.