Youth Justice Court Advice Worker - Dandenong (CYF3)

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 02/04/2023 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / Ongoing, Full Time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $88,278 - $99,300

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Reference: DOJ/YJ2336

Reference: DOJ/YJ2336

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Salary Range: $88,278 - $99,300

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern 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?

  • Play a critical role in helping support community safety
  • Join a supportive and collaborative team
  • Full time, ongoing position based in Melbourne's South

About Us

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. The team promotes the personal development of young offenders and contributes to the reduction of crime in the community.

About the Role

As a Court Advice Worker, you will work with young people who have complex needs who are in custody in Youth Justice Centres and will assist in planning for their release, which includes their reintegration into the community. You will provide support to your team leader to manage the team and provide assistance to other Youth Justice Staff members when required. Your responsibilities will include: supporting clients by providing holistic and comprehensive services to increase their opportunities of enhancing their quality of life, leading supervisions and case management of young people, reviewing client service plans and implementing strategies that address offending behaviour and encourage young people to comply with statutory orders.

This role will be predominantly based across the Dandenong office and the new Dandenong Children's Court, however there may be some travel required to alternative courts.

About You

  • advanced understanding of the Youth Justice system and its underlying philosophies
  • understanding of the principles of case management and case work
  • strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to communicate with people at all levels
  • good problem solving skills
  • demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

For further details on the key selection criteria for this position, please refer to the attached position description or contact Nicole Tempany, Team Manager on 0409 741 423.

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 submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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


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.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

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 three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate with three doses registered (available via your myGov account)
  2. 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.


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.

Youth Justice Court Advice Worker - Dandenong (CYF3)

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Full time / Ongoing, Full Time

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Nicole Tempany, Team Manager | 0409 741 423

Youth Justice Court Advice Worker - Dandenong (CYF3)