Intro transcript

Transcript of Jeena talking about her work as a programme facilitator

Hi my name is Jeena Jansen. I'm a programme facilitator from the Department of Corrections. Before I was working for Corrections, I was working in sport with youth and children. Rather than just babysitting them, I was trying to empower them and build their confidence and show them that they can do the things that they've been told their whole lives they can't do. And I found that really rewarding and really motivating.

But I needed more, I needed to find a group in the community that had more need. So I started looking for, ok, where's the need, where's the need. Where can I really make a difference? And then a job came up at Corrections.

And I thought, oh, I don't know if I'm going to be good enough for something like that, but I'll give it a go, see what happens. And so I did. I applied for the job, then.
I didn't think my background was suitable for this kind of role because all I knew was sports and kids.

Behaviour management actually turned out to be really helpful because behaviour management with a group of ten people is really important, and being strengths focused rather than focusing on the negatives, because they've had that their whole lives.

So if you're someone who's really passionate about making a difference in people's lives and really want to make changes where there's a need in the community, then this is definitely the job for you.