Youth Justice Aboriginal Case Manager - Ringwood
- Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
- Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
- Work Type: Ongoing - full time
About this role
- Full time, ongoing opportunity based in Ringwood
- Contribute to community safety through reducing recidivism in young people.
- Salary range $69,904 - $85,833 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.
Register for our online Information Session
5:00pm on Monday 20th March 2023
Register and tune into the online information session where you'll have the opportunity to interact with Youth Justice staff as well as the DJCS recruitment team to hear about what the role entails and ask any questions.
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.
The Youth Justice team forms part of the Youth Justice Division of the Department of Justice and Community Safety, 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.
What you will do
As a Youth Justice Aboriginal Case Manager, you will supervise and provide support to Aboriginal young people and young people subject to Youth Justice Court orders. You will prepare Court and Youth Parole Board reports, develop Client Service Plans and attend court for client matters. You will also provide assessments, develop case plans/reports and advocate for the provision of support services.
You will also help to increase Aboriginal young people's opportunities of enhanced quality of life and community inclusion. This includes adopting a Care Team approach, assessments, implementing and reviewing case plans and goal-setting, monitoring progress, advocacy and referrals. Above all, this role will ensure Aboriginal young people's needs are met in a way that is responsive, relevant and cultural safe.
To be successful in this role you will possess:
- A demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Victorian Aboriginal Youth community.
- Strong knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal youth Community, both society and culture and current issues self-determination and the issues
- An understanding of the youth justice system, and the issues driving Aboriginal over-representation of Aboriginal young people as well as the principles and philosophy underpinning relevant legislation and the Victorian Youth Justice program.
- An understanding of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 and associated policies and guidelines developed for use by youth justice workers.
- An understanding of the principles of case management and case work and being able to utilise a range of assessment and interventions relevant to the age, gender, developmental stage, and cultural background and offending related needs of the young person.
For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role, please refer to the attached position description, or contact Rayni Wyatt, Team Manager on 0448 244 723.
Why work with us?
All candidates are given the opportunity to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process with the team contactable via email at email@example.com
We have various staff support networks in place including a state-wide Aboriginal Staff Network, Aboriginal Youth Network and regional Aboriginal Staff Networks. These networks assist in developing and retaining Aboriginal staff through peer support, professional and personal development, establishing connections and providing valuable cultural peer support from other Aboriginal staff members.
We look for people who are prepared to do their very best in line with our values and behaviours. Our values shape and influence how we recruit, train and develop our staff and build relationships with stakeholders.
How to apply
Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.
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.
Aboriginal and 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 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.
At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
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 three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).
Acceptable evidence includes:
- COVID-19 digital 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.
|Location:||Melbourne - Eastern Metro|
|Work Type:||Ongoing - full time|
|Job Function:||Prison and Corrective Services|
|Salary Range:||$69,904 - $85,833|
|Application Close Date:||26-Mar-2023|
|Attachments:|| Position Description - [CYF2] - YJ0666 - Youth Justice Aboriginal Case Manager - Ringwood - Ongoing, full time - March 2023.docx (Word, 538KB)
Rayni Wyatt on 0448 244 723