Youth Diversion Coordinator - Sunshine
- Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
- Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
- Work Type: Fixed term - full time
About this role
- Salary range $86,973 - $97,833 plus superannuation
- 1 x fixed-term opportunity until 28 February 2023 with the possibility of extension
- Make a difference to young people and your community
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.
About the role
Children's Court Youth Diversion provides a brief intervention that is tailored to a young person's individual circumstance and proportionate to the circumstances of the offence/s before the court. A diversion may contain a range of conditions, these are underpinned by the principles of diversion and targeted to promote reparation of harm caused by the offence/s.
The Children's Court Youth Diversion (CCYD) coordinator ensures children and young people before the Children's Court of Victoria are supported to access and complete youth diversion. The CCYD coordinator attends scheduled sittings of the Criminal Division of the Children's Court to conduct same-day assessments following a magistrate's referral, advise the court on suitability for diversion and report back to the court on a young person's compliance with the court's direction.
As our ideal candidate, you will have:
- a proven understanding of the youth justice system, particularly the principles and philosophy underpinning relevant legislation and the Victorian Youth Justice program.
- an advanced understanding of the principles of case management and case work and be able to utilise a range of assessment and interventions relevant to the age, gender, developmental stage, cultural background and offending related needs of the young person.
- excellent stakeholder management, communication and problem-solving skills in order to achieve organisational objectives.
- Excellent written communication skills for the development of court reports, case notes and other formal documentation.
- An in-depth knowledge of restorative justice would be beneficial.
A Bachelor of Social Work or Diploma in Community Services Work is highly desirable. Other tertiary qualifications at Diploma level or above will be considered only if they include units of study in case management/casework practice and have had supervised practical work placements.
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 these positions, please contact:
- Kristy Birch – Youth Justice Team Manager on 0401 143 904
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.
FOR INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:
For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.
For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
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.
|Location:||Melbourne - Western Metro|
|Work Type:||Fixed term - full time|
|Job Function:||Prison and Corrective Services|
|Salary Range:||$86,973 - $97,833|
|Job Duration:||Until 28/2/2023|
|Application Close Date:||02-Oct-2022|
|Attachments:|| Position Description [CYF3] - YJ0936 - Youth Diversion Coordinator - Sunshine - Fixed term, full time - September 2022.docx (Word, 536KB)
Kristy Birch on 0401 143 904