Youth Justice Bail After Hours Service Worker - Parkville

Job posted: 11/07/2024
Applications close: 25/07/2024 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $89,161 - $100,293

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: DJCS/YJ2391

Reference: DJCS/YJ2391

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $89,161 - $100,293

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

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?

  • Ongoing, full time position based at the Parkville Youth Justice Precinct
  • Make a positive difference in keeping our community safe
  • Salary range $89,161 - $100,293 plus superannuation

About Us

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is responsible for the statutory supervision of young people in the criminal justice system. The Department's Youth Justice Service provides programs and resources to assist young people to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to manage their lives effectively without further offending. Through supervision, offending related programs and linkages to appropriate support services, the Youth Justice Service promotes opportunities for rehabilitation and contributes to the reduction of crime in the community.

About the Role

The Youth Justice Bail After Hours Service (YJBAS) Worker will provide bail assessments and court advice after-hours to support the Children's Court and Bail Justices to undertake informed decision-making, and ensure young people are dealt with in a manner consistent with key principles of diversion and minimum intervention underpinning the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005.

The YJ BAS workers will conduct bail assessments and provide advice to Bail Justices and the Weekend Online Remand Court (WORC) on weeknights, weekends and public holidays. They will work both remotely and in-person to support the effective functioning of the state-wide Youth Justice Bail After-hours Service, including the WORC and the young people who appear before it. 

The YJ BAS team provide essential support to young people, their families and carers, professionals, Bail Justices and the Children's Court of Victoria. YJ BAS workers will also make appropriate referrals to support services where required and provide a quality handover of cases to the relevant regional teams.

The YJ BAS workers will operate on a rotating roster, with both evening and day shifts, which includes weekends and public holidays. The role may also include some day shifts, where the worker will also contribute to the effective functioning and service delivery of the YJ regional community workforce, overseen by the relevant Regional General Manager.  

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • advanced understanding of the Youth Justice system including the principles and philosophy underpinning relevant legislation and the Victorian Youth Justice program
  • demonstrated knowledge and practice at an advanced level in the area of statutory Youth Justice or related fields
  • 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 Diploma in Community Services Work is required. (Other tertiary qualifications at 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 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.
  • A current full driver's license is required. The role will involve travel including during night shifts and on weekends. 

For more details regarding this position please contact:


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.

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.


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.

Youth Justice Bail After Hours Service Worker - Parkville

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Kristy Birch on 0401 143 904 | kristy.birch@justice.vic.gov.au

Youth Justice Bail After Hours Service Worker - Parkville