Youth Justice Team Leader - Dandenong (CYF4)

Job posted: 14/10/2020
Applications close: 28/10/2020 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $93,747 - $103,439

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Reference: DOJ/YJ0051B

Reference: DOJ/YJ0051B

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Salary Range: $93,747 - $103,439

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

At the Department of Justice and Regulation, 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.

If you’re having any trouble viewing this ad and would like it or any attachments in an accessible format (such as large print), please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on the 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?


  • 2 x full time fixed term opportunities based in vibrant Dandenong
  • Lead, manage and develop a team of Youth Justice staff
  • Salary range $93,747 - $103,439 plus superannuation

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

Dandenong Youth Justice are recruiting two fixed term positions until April 2021 and January 2022. 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:

  • Priscilla Cox, Team Manager on 0422 007 656.

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.

During the COVID-19 pandemic all of our assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using online tools to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our candidates and staff. Should you progress through the process, the Recruitment Services Team will communicate with you as to which tool(s) will be used. The role will be performed remotely for a period of time for candidates who are successful in securing a position with us and induction training will also be completed online.

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

Youth Justice Team Leader - Dandenong (CYF4)

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Priscilla Cox, Team Manager | 0422 007 656

Youth Justice Team Leader - Dandenong (CYF4)