Youth Justice Advanced Case Manager - Dandenong

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CYF3
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/YJ0687M23
Closing Date: 04-Jun-2023
Salary Range: $88,278 - $99,300
Job Duration: June 2024 and June 2025
Attachments: Position Description - (CYF3) - YJ0687 and YJ0707 - Youth Justice Advanced Case Manager - Dandenong - Fixed term, full time - May 2023.docx (Word, 537KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Eleanor Ewart on 0421 054 695

Position Details

  • 2 x Full time, fixed term positions based in Dandenong
  • Supportive and collaborative team environment
  • 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

Youth Justice are currently recruiting two fixed term positions in Dandenong to June 2024 and June 2025. 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.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Strong knowledge and experience 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
  • excellent communication skills with the ability to influence and negotiate with clients and stakeholders at all levels
  • flexibility in working within a dynamic and evolving operating model.

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:

  • Eleanor Ewart – Team Manager Dandenong on 0421 054 695.

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.

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

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.

For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.


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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