Youth Justice Koori Intensive Bail Support Worker - Preston | Melbourne - Northern Metro

Youth Justice Koori Intensive Bail Support Worker - Preston

Application Close Date: 29-Apr-2018
Location:
Melbourne - Northern Metro
Category:
Community
Position Type:
Fixed term - full time
Salary/Rate:
$78,560 - $88,368
Job Reference:
DOJ/DOJ/132827
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  • Fixed term (12 months), full time opportunity based in Preston
  • Salary range $78,560 - $88,368, plus superannuation
  • Contribute to community safety and reducing recidivism in young people

About Us

The Youth Justice Team provides community-based supervision and a range of case management and support services for young people who are appearing before, or have been sentenced by, the Children's Court, Children's Koori Court, and adult criminal courts and who have been placed on youth justice supervised orders. The team promotes the personal development of young offenders and contributes to the reduction of crime in the community.

About the Role

The Youth Justice team provides community based supervision and a range of case management and support services for young people who are appearing before or have been sentenced by the Children's Court, Children's Koori Court and adult criminal courts and who have been placed on Youth Justice supervised orders.

The team promotes the personal development of young offenders and contributes to the reduction of crime in the community including:

  • Youth specific court liaison, advice and support services to the Children's Court, Children's Koori Court and adult courts
  • Reports and advice to the Youth Residential Board and Youth Parole Board
  • Community based supervision and support services for young people
  • Age appropriate case management, case work interventions and links to programs and supports in the community, to respond to factors that contribute to offending

This is a specialised role, primarily focusing on bail assessments for Aboriginal Youth who may be in custody or community, taking into consideration the over-representation of Aboriginal young people on the criminal justice system and the need to provide a culturally based approach with a commitment to diversion, rehabilitation and re-integration into the community.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • knowledge, experience and an advanced understanding of current issues and initiatives in youth justice and adolescent development
  • experience in professional supervision and development of a dispersed team of staff
  • excellent problem solving skills
  • sound written and verbal communication
  • strong cultural awareness.

How to Apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

 

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