Aboriginal Intensive Support Practitioner - Geelong
- Location: Geelong
- Job Function: Community Services
- Work Type: Fixed term - full time
About this role
- Fixed term, full time opportunity until 12 January 2024 based in Geelong
- Make a difference to young Aboriginal people and the local community
- Salary range: $86,973 - $97,833 per annum plus superannuation
This is a prioritised role for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, who will be given priority consideration as per the special measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.
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 Aboriginal Court and adult criminal courts and who have been placed on youth justice supervised orders.
About the role
Based in Geelong, the Aboriginal Intensive Support Practitioner is a specialist role, acknowledging the over representation of Aboriginal young people in 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. This position aims to provide intensive and innovative culturally based assessment and casework support for young Aboriginal people subject to bail conditions, deferral of sentence, exiting Youth Justice Centre's and other Orders as required.
You will partner with service providers, provide information to Aboriginal young people, their families and carers on procedures, practices, guidelines, legislation and provide advice and consultation on reports regarding client safety and wellbeing and the role of the department in providing this support.
To be successful in this role, you will have:
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal Community, both society and culture, and the issues impacting on it.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Victorian Aboriginal community
- Understanding of the principles of case management and case work and a range of assessment and interventions relevant to the age, gender, developmental stage and offending related needs of the young person.
- A Bachelor of Social Work or Advanced Diploma in Community Services Work is highly desirable.
- A full driver's licence is required due to the need to respond to emergencies across the state at short notice and outside business hours as required.
- A current employee Working with Children Check (WWCC) card is required and will need to be provided prior to commencement of employment by the applicant. Currency will need to be maintained by the employee for the period of employment.
For more details regarding this position, please review the position description or contact Brooke De Piazza– Youth Justice Regional General Manager on 0408 486 677.
If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.
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. Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process. Please visit https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/careers/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-island-employment for further information.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.
The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.
Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19.
Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of all doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).
Acceptable evidence includes:
- COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
- Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)
Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.
|Work Type:||Fixed term - full time|
|Job Function:||Community Services|
|Salary Range:||$86,973 - $97,833|
|Job Duration:||12 January 2024|
|Application Close Date:||07-Dec-2022|
|Attachments:|| Position Description (CYF3) - YJ0596 - Aboriginal Intensive Support Practitioner - Geelong - Full Time, Fixed Term - November 2022.docx (Word, 539KB)
Brooke De Piazza on 0408 486 677