Youth Justice Case Manager - Werribee and Sunshine

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CYF2
Work Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference: VG/YJ0608_JUL
Closing Date: 21-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $70,603 - $86,691
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - (CYF2) YJ0608 YJ0610 YJ0612 YJ0615 - Youth Justice Case Manager - Werribee and Sunshine - July 2024.docx (Word, 535KB)

Contact: Madeleine Scarinci on 0408 736 759

Position Details

  • Ongoing, full time positions based in the western metropolitan area
  • Be part of a collaborative and supportive team
  • Contribute to community safety and rehabilitation of young people in the justice system

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.

About the Role

Case Managers supervise and provide support to clients subject to Youth Justice court orders. The position ensures that all cases are managed to a high standard. This includes preparing Court and Youth Parole Board reports, developing Client Service Plans and attending court for client matters. Case Managers provide assessments, develop case plans/reports and advocate for the provision of support services. Case Managers also maintain professional relationships with Youth Justice Centres, the Youth Parole Board, Courts and community service organisations. The Youth Justice places emphasis on diversion and rehabilitation of young offenders in order to minimise further offending. Operating outside normal office hours may be required at times

Youth Justice are currently recruiting ongoing full time Youth Justice Case Manager positions based in Melbourne's western suburbs.

Important note: these positions will be based at either Sunshine or Werribee and the successful applicants may be assigned to either location upon commencement.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A passion for contributing to the rehabilitation of young people in the justice system
  • understanding of the youth justice system, the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 and associated policies and guidelines
  • knowledge of the principles of case management with the ability to utilise a range of assessments and interventions relevant to the background and needs of the young person
  • empathy and cultural awareness including an appreciation of different cultures
  • confidence in managing stakeholders, negotiating effectively to develop and implement solutions.

A Bachelor of Social Work or Diploma in Community Services Work is highly desirable. Other tertiary qualifications at Diploma level or above will be considered only if they include units of study in case management/casework practice and have 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:

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.

Youth Justice may recruit to identical or similar vacancies in the near future. Candidates who undergo the recruitment process for these roles but who are unsuccessful may be contacted to discuss interest and suitability.


 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.


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.

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