Youth Justice Aboriginal Case Manager - Ringwood
- Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
- Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
- Work Type: Ongoing - full time
About this role
- Ongoing, full-time 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.
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 Nicole Tempany – A/General Manager, Youth Justice on 0409 741 423 or Nicole.L.Tempany@justice.vic.gov.au
Why work with us?
At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we provide every person with the means to achieve their potential through ongoing learning and development opportunities in a diverse, equitable and supportive environment.
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.
Interested in learning more about this position as well as other Aboriginal employment opportunities? We would like to invite you to our online info session facilitated by Recruitment Services, Department of Justice and Community and Safety where you can gain a better understanding of this role and hear about other opportunities within Community Corrections and Youth Justice (Community).
When: Tuesday 10 October 2023 at 5:30 pm
Where: Zoom. Please CLICK HERE to register your attendance.
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.
This is an Aboriginal Prioritised position, a 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.
Aboriginal candidates are encouraged to contact Aboriginalworkforce@justice.vic.gov.au if they would like cultural support and guidance through the application process.
CHILD SAFE STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT:
The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.
|Location:||Melbourne - Eastern Metro|
|Work Type:||Ongoing - full time|
|Job Function:||Prison and Corrective Services|
|Salary Range:||$69,904 - $85,833|
|Application Close Date:||15-Oct-2023|
|Attachments:|| Position Description - (CYF2) - YJ0666 - Youth Justice Aboriginal Case Manager - Ringwood - Ongoing - Sep 2023.docx (Word, 537KB)
Nicole Tempany on 0409 741 423