Aboriginal Intensive Support Practitioner - Sunshine
- Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
- Job Function: Community Services
- Work Type: Ongoing - full time
About this role
- Make a difference to young people and your community
- Full time, ongoing role based in Sunshine working with dedicated professionals
- Salary range $88,278 - $99,300 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
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.
To be successful in this role, the Aboriginal Intensive Support Practitioner will possess:
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal Community, both society and culture, and the issues impacting on it.
- Thorough understanding of the Youth Justice System, particularly the principles and philosophy underpinning relevant legislation and the Victorian Youth Justice program.
- 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. Other tertiary qualifications at Advanced Diploma or above will be considered, only if they include units of study in case management/casework practice and has had supervised practical work placements.
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.
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.
For further information about this position, please contact Nigel Priseman – Youth Justice Regional General Manager on 0407 735 939.
Why work with us?
At the Department of Justice and Community and 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 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.
We will also provide you with professional development opportunities, an employee assistance program, access to job opportunities across the Victorian Government, salary packaging and much more.
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 reference checks, national police checks and misconduct screening. Dependant on the role, other checks may include VicRoads checks, drivers licence checks, medical checks, Working with Children Checks, and Declaration of Private Interests (for executive and responsible officer roles).
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.
|Location:||Melbourne - Western Metro|
|Work Type:||Ongoing - full time|
|Job Function:||Community Services|
|Salary Range:||$88,278 - $99,300|
|Application Close Date:||03-Oct-2023|
|Attachments:|| Position Description - (CYF3) - YJ1566 - Aboriginal Intensive Support Practitioner - Sep 23.docx (Word, 540KB)
Nigel Priseman on 0407 735 939