Children's Court Youth Diversion Coordinator - Warrnambool

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CYF3
Work Location: South West - Warrnambool
Reference: VG/CCYDBSW
Closing Date: 10-Jun-2019
Salary Range: $81,133 - $91,264
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Children's Court Youth Diversion Coordinator, Warrnambool - April 2019.pdf (PDF, 339KB)

Contact: Rebecca Smith - Youth Justice Team Leader
0437 243 732

Position Details

  • Salary range $81,133 - $91,264 plus superannuation
  • Ongoing, full time opportunity, based in Warrnambool
  • Make a difference to young people and your community

Time for a sea change…..

Warrnambool is a city along the Great Ocean Road, in Victoria, Australia. Its main beach, the sandy Bathing Beach, runs in front of vast Lake Pertobe Adventure Park. The nearby Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village explores the area's seafaring history through a large shipwreck collection. Thunder Point Coastal Reserve, with its rocky ocean scenery, encompasses Shelly Beach. East is Logans Beach Whale Watching Platform.

About the role

Children's Court Youth Diversion provides a brief intervention that is tailored to a young person's individual circumstance and proportionate to the circumstances of the offence/s before the court. A diversion may contain a range of conditions, these are underpinned by the principles of diversion and targeted to promote reparation of harm caused by the offence/s.

The Children's Court Youth Diversion (CCYD) coordinator ensures children and young people before the Children's Court of Victoria are supported to access and complete youth diversion. The CCYD coordinator attends scheduled sittings of the Criminal Division of the Children's Court to conduct same-day assessments following a magistrate's referral, advise the court on suitability for diversion and report back to the court on a young person's compliance with the court's direction.

About You

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • a proven understanding of the youth justice system, particularly the principles and philosophy underpinning relevant legislation and the Victorian Youth Justice program
  • an advanced understanding of the principles of case management and case work, and be able to utilise a range of assessment and interventions relevant to the age, gender ,developmental stage, cultural background and offending related needs of the young person
  • excellent stakeholder management, communication and problem solving skills in order to achieve organisational objectives.

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 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.

Why work with us?

  • Opportunity to work and live in Warrnambool, within the Barwon South West region; leave traffic, pollution and high rises in your rear vision mirror. Relocation allowances available (including relocating from Melbourne)
  • Flexible working arrangements; ensure you maintain work/life balance
  • Annual salary increases (within the Victorian Public Service (VPS) banding grade) when annual performance benchmarks are met
  • Job security, offering an ongoing position as part of the Victorian Public Service
  • Opportunity for networking and professional development: attend training, seminars and  conferences across Victoria
  • Generous leave entitlements – including provisions for many forms of leave; including      personal, parental, carers, study, cultural, compassionate and unpaid leave


If you are interested in  this role you are strongly encouraged to contact Rebecca Smith - Youth Justice Team Leader 0437 243 732 to discuss prior to submitting your application.

To speak with Melanie Stevens, Regional Recruitment Business Partner for the role connect on LinkedIn at the link below:

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.

Applications Close: Monday 10 June 2019

Previous applicant's need not apply….


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