Youth Justice Team Leader - Broadmeadows (CYF4)

Job posted: 25/05/2023
Applications close: 12/06/2023 (Midnight)
14 days remaining

14 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / Fixed term - full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $100,494 - $110,886

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: DOJ/YJ0059

Reference: DOJ/YJ0059

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $100,494 - $110,886

Work location: Melbourne | Western 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?

  • Full time, fixed term opportunity to December 2023 based in Broadmeadows, with potential further positions across the region 
  • Lead, manage and develop a dynamic team of Youth Justice staff
  • Contribute to community safety and rehabilitation of young people

About Us

The department's Youth Justice Service provides programs and resources to assist young offenders 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

As the Team Leader, you will provide strong leadership to a team of staff who will promote the personal development of young people who offend and contribute to the diversion and rehabilitation of the young person and the reduction of crime in the community. You will plan and manage casework and the day-to-day delivery of services to clients. You will plan, develop, implement and monitor client service plans and short and long- term intervention strategies. Your responsibilities will include supervising and providing leadership to the team, providing authoritative advice and support to Youth Justice workers and preparing reports.

About You

As our ideal candidate, you will demonstrate:

  • A strong understanding of the youth justice system and the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005
  • an advanced understanding of the principles of case management and case work
  • demonstrated leadership/mentoring skills and experience
  • excellent stakeholder management skills
  • the ability to effectively influence and negotiate
  • strong communication and interpersonal skills.

A Bachelor of Social Work or Advanced Diploma in Community Services Work is required. 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.

For more details regarding these positions, please contact:

  • Kristy Birch – Team Manager on 0401 143 904 or at Kristy.Birch@justice.vic.gov.au

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.

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. For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.

Youth Justice Team Leader - Broadmeadows (CYF4)

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

Youth Justice Team Leader - Broadmeadows (CYF4)