Team Manager - Youth Justice - Ballarat

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CYF 5.1
Work Location: Western - Ballarat
Reference: VG/YJ0023B
Closing Date: 26-May-2019
Salary Range: $101,912 - $107,117
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - YJ0023 Team Manager, Youth Justice, Ballarat - Ongoing - May 2019.pdf (PDF, 330KB)


Contact: Pauline Wallace - General Manager, Youth Justice
0417 315 907

Position Details

  • Ongoing, full time opportunity based in Ballarat
  • Competitive salary range $101,912 - $117,293 plus superannuation
  • Lead and manage a team that contribute to the reduction of reoffending in 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

The Youth Justice Team Manager will provide effective supervision and leadership to a team of case managers to support the resolution of complex operational problems and issues. In addition, the preparation of a variety of written documentation and reports, providing in depth analysis to senior stakeholders within legislative requirements, ensures the delivery of broad strategic directions.

About You

As our ideal candidate, you will demonstrate:

  • experience in managing teams and resources ensuring smooth delivery of services and organisational change
  • an understanding of the Youth Justice System, particularly the principles and philosophy underpinning relevant legislation and the Victorian Youth Justice program
  • proven written communication skills and an ability to plan and provide strategically appropriate recommendations to various stakeholders.

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:

  • Pauline Wallace - General Manager, Youth Justice on 0417 315 907.

Why work with us?

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we provide every person with the means to achieve their potential through ongoing learning and development opportunities in a diverse, equitable and supportive environment.

We look for people who are prepared to do their very best in line with our values and behaviours. Our values shape and influence how we recruit, train and develop our staff and build relationships with stakeholders. 

We will also provide you with professional development opportunities, an employee assistance program, access to job opportunities across the Victorian Government, salary packaging and much more.

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.

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


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