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Practitioner, Child and Youth Witness Service

Job posted: 17/05/2024
Applications close: 18/07/2024 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $92,332 - $104,762

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/D01156JULY2024

Reference: VG/D01156JULY2024

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

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 more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • Utilise your specialist case management expertise to provide support and advice to the Victim Services Support and Reform branch
  • 1x Ongoing, Full-Time opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 4: $92,332 - $104,762 plus superannuation.

About Us:

The Victim Services, Support and Reform (VSSR) branch is part of the Service Delivery Reform, Coordination and Workplace Safety group in the Department of Justice and Community Safety. The VSSR is responsible for coordinating a suite of services for victims of crime that provide information and support to help manage the effects of crime and guide victims through the criminal justice system across Victoria.

About the Role:

The Child and Youth Witness Service is a state wide specialist case management service for child witnesses (up to 18 years at the time charges were laid) and their families and/or carers. The model of care is child focused and incorporates principles of trauma informed care. The purpose of the CYWS is to increase participation by child witnesses in the criminal justice process and to reduce trauma associated with being involved with the criminal justice system, particularly being a child witness.

The CYWS is non-investigative and does not provide comment on the evidence of child witnesses or provide legal advice. The role of the CYWS is to:

  • Provide specialist end-to-end case management of child witnesses' contact with the criminal justice system.
  • Provide information to child witnesses and their families about the criminal justice system, how it works, their role as a witness and the roles and responsibilities of other people involved in the criminal justice system.
  • Work collaboratively with external agencies providing support to child witnesses and their families, including: Intermediaries providing expert communication or developmental assessments; legal teams; police; and courts, to support child witnesses.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About You:

As an ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • Extensive experience in the provision of direct services to children who have experienced trauma.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in community and/or Court based settings.
  • Sound knowledge of child development and the impact of trauma and abuse on child development.

Qualifications:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in a human services related profession such as Social Work, Psychology or Allied Health and registration with the appropriate body is highly desirable.
  • A current ‘Working with Children Check' will be required on commencement.
  • A current driver's licence is essential.

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

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.

Practitioner, Child and Youth Witness Service

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

VPSG4

Contact:

Elizabeth Bradley on 0448 285 298 | Elizabeth.Bradley@justice.vic.gov.au

Practitioner, Child and Youth Witness Service