Assistant Admissions Courts Coordinator

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.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/1786587
Closing Date: 17-Apr-2024
Salary Range: $74,580 - $90,558
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Assistant Admissions Courts Coordinator (YJ2538).pdf (PDF, 238KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Geoff Haley
0459 116 006 or

Position Details

  • Join Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct, Victoria's new Youth Justice Centre
  • Provide coordination and management of court hearings for young people
  • Great opportunity to be part of a dynamic team

The opportunity

  • VPS3 role earning $74,580- $90,558 per year plus super
  • Provide coordination and management of court hearings and video conference functions
  • Liaise with staff, to manage the scheduling of court hearings, video conferences, assessments, and communication
  • Develop a daily schedule to arrange hearings

Young people at the Youth Justice precincts are scheduled to appear at Children's Court hearings across the state either in person or via video conference on a daily basis. Reporting to the Operations and Systems Manager, the Assistant Admissions Courts Coordinator is responsible for providing a range of administration and coordination functions to support the daily operations and scheduling of court matters across Youth Justice. Working closely with key stakeholders, including youth justice staff, senior court staff, and legal professionals, the Assistant Admissions Courts Coordinator works to ensure that all court and video conferencing at the Youth Justice precincts occurs in a way that maintains access to justice in a manner that maximises efficiencies across the system. This position is based at Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct though travel to regional locations is required.

To be successful in the role, you will have excellent communication and administrative skills. Previous experience in a similar role is highly desirable.

For more information on the skills and experience that we are looking for in our new team members, please read the job description document attached or email Geoff Haley at

Cherry Creek: Building better futures

Cherry Creek reimagines what a custodial facility can be.

Set in a picturesque part of Victoria, Cherry Creek is a safe and secure place where young people can work on getting their lives back on track. Their efforts are supported by programs and services backed by world-leading research on rehabilitation.

We want young people to return home with the confidence that they can thrive in their own communities, so the facility is designed to represent a familiar, real-world environment. Instead of larger dormitory-style accommodation, young people at Cherry Creek sleep in smaller four-bed and eight-bed units across different neighbourhoods.

Some of Cherry Creek's other design features include:

  • Enhanced health, mental health and drug and alcohol support, including a dedicated health centre and two mental health units for young people.
  • Purpose-built buildings to deliver programs and education, a recreational centre, and vocational training campus for trade-specific courses.
  • A spiritual and cultural space, for cultural and faith-based programs, including gardens and a yarning circle.
  • Energy-efficient design throughout the precinct, including the use of many recycled materials.
  • Age-appropriate and culturally sensitive accommodation and learning environments.
  • Modern and spacious staff facilities with views of the You Yangs mountain range
  • Access to on-site parking and staff gym

Applications close: Wednesday 17 April 2024

Apply now!

We want to make sure all Victorians feel represented by the department's work. We do this by recruiting a diverse workforce – we welcome people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and cultural background. We are also committed to the Victorian Government's promise to increase the number of veterans working in the public sector.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email

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

Important Information 


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.


For this particular vacancy, priority consideration will apply to Victorian Public Service (VPS) employees who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) platform. 

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