Youth Justice Advanced Case Manager - Ballarat

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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 young people and recognises that young peoples’ 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: Community Services
Classification: CYF3
Work Location: Western - Ballarat
Reference: VG/YJ0602B
Closing Date: 27-Jan-2021
Salary Range: $84,630 - $95,197
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description CYF3 YJ0602 Youth Justice Advanced Case Manager Ballarat - Ongoing Full Time_.pdf (PDF, 84KB)

Contact: Joanne Gilbert - Youth Justice, Team Leader
0417 175 228/

Position Details

Youth Justice Advanced Case Manager - Ballarat 

  • Escape the hustle and bustle of city life, ongoing full time opportunity now available in Ballarat.
  • Salary range $84,630 - $95,197 plus superannuation
  • Provide senior case management and support services to complex, high risk young people

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. The team promotes the personal development of young offenders and contributes to the reduction of crime in the community.

 About the Role

As the Youth Justice Advanced Case Manager you will provide statutory supervision and coordination of services for young people subject to statutory court orders. You will provide holistic support to young people with complex needs, challenging behaviours and/or are high profile on statutory orders, increasing their opportunities of enhanced quality of life and community inclusion. 

You will also Prepare and present comprehensive case and court reports, advice and correspondence containing informed comment, viable options for consideration and well-reasoned recommendations to the courts and the Youth Parole Board, whilst advocating within the broader community on behalf of clients and families to support inclusion, participation and respect for rights.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • exceptional skill in case management practice with experience in coordinating rehabilitative interventions for young people with complex needs at high risk of offending in the community
  • understanding of the youth justice system, particularly the principles and philosophy underpinning relevant legislation and the Victorian Youth Justice program including the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 and associated policies
  • flexibility in working within a dynamic and evolving operating model.
  • Ability to provide the highest level of supervision and support in the community to manage risks, relevant to the development, gender and cultural needs of young people.

 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:

  • Joanne Gilbert – Youth Justice Team Leader on 0417 175 228

 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.

To learn more about these positions, please join us in attending an information session where you will have the chance to learn more about the role and you'll learn about the recruitment process from our technical experts. 

Please register your interest below:

Thursday 21st of January 2021, 4:00PM

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

During the COVID19 crisis all of our assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using various online tools. The Recruitment Services Team will work with you to find the most convenient method to ensure the safety and well being of our candidates and staff members.  No face to face contact is required and induction training will also be completed online for those who are successful in securing a position with us. 

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

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