Senior Behaviour Support Specialist (VPSG5)

Job posted: 21/05/2020
Applications close: 10/06/2020 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Ongoing / 12 months

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $98,396 - $119,052

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: DOJ/YJ1954

Reference: DOJ/YJ1954

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052

Work location: Various

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?

  • 1 x Ongoing opportunity based in Malmsbury, 1 x Fixed-term (12 months) opportunity based in Parkville
  • VPS5 salary range: $98,396 – $119,052 plus superannuation
  • Provide leadership and oversight of behaviour management support services within Youth Justice

About us

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is responsible for the supervision of children and young people in the criminal justice system.

Youth Justice Custodial Services is responsible for managing two Youth Justice Custodial Precincts in Victoria, one of which is the Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct, located approximately 100 kilometres north of Melbourne and the other being the Parkville Youth Justice Precinct in inner Melbourne.

Youth justice custodial centres accommodate young people aged 10-18 years who have been remanded or sentenced by the Criminal Division of the Children's Court and some 18-21 year old's sentenced by Adult Courts to a youth justice custodial centre.

About the role

Reporting directly to the General Manager of the precinct, this position will primarily provide leadership and oversight of behaviour management support services, while working within the department's established framework.  Working within a multi-disciplinary team this role is critical to coordinating care team meetings, contributing to case management and coaching / mentoring staff to achieve sustained positive change in young people's behaviour.

This position will be based at the relevant Youth Justice Precinct, though regular travel to the alternative Youth Justice Precinct is required.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Capability to establish an integrated system wide approach to assessing, managing and intervening with complex behaviours
  • Expertise in behavioural assessments with complex young people and the development of evidence-based, proactive behaviour support plans
  • Ability to mentor and coach staff in managing complex behaviours and establishing systems of work to respond to them
  • Experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams in a complex clinical setting, including young people impacted by trauma
  • a full and current driver's licence

A relevant qualification in social work, psychology, counselling or behavioural science is also desirable.

You will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) to be maintained by the employee for the period of employment.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role, please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close: Wednesday 10 June 2020

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 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 at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note: When completing the online application form, you will be required to respond to specific questions pertaining to the position's Key Selection Criteria. You do not need to separately address all of the position's Key Selection Criteria.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

Senior Behaviour Support Specialist (VPSG5)

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Ongoing / 12 months

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Andrea Davidson or Trudy O’Connor | 0428 531 320 or 0447 133 535

Senior Behaviour Support Specialist (VPSG5)