Youth Justice Case Manager - Frankston

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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.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CYF2
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/YJ0693_JUN
Closing Date: 06-Jul-2022
Salary Range: $68,871 - $84,565
Job Duration: until 31 December 2022
Attachments: Position Description - CYF2 - YJ0693 - Youth Justice Case Manager - Frankston - Fixed Term Full time - June 2022.docx (Word, 536KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Rayni Wyatt
0448 244 723

Position Details

  • Fixed Term, full time opportunity until 31 December 2022 based in Frankston
  • Salary range $68,871 - $84,565 plus superannuation
  • Contribute to community safety and reducing recidivism in young people

We are seeking a highly motivated and passionate individual to join our youth justice case management team at Frankston assisting young people to make a positive change in their lives.

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

As a Youth Justice Case Manager, you will supervise and provide support to young people subject to Youth Justice Court orders. You will prepare 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.

Operating outside normal office hours may be required at times.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • An understanding of the youth justice system, particularly the principles and philosophy underpinning relevant legislation and the Victorian Youth Justice program.
  • An understanding of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 and associated policies and guidelines developed for use by youth justice workers.
  • An understanding of the principles of case management and case work and being able to utilise a range of assessment and interventions relevant to the age, gender, developmental stage, and cultural background and offending related needs of the young person.

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?

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.

For more details regarding these positions, please contact:

  • Rayni Wyatt – A/Youth Justice Team Manager on 0448 244 723.


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.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

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.

During the COVID-19 pandemic some of our assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using online tools to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our candidates and staff. Should you progress through the process, the Recruitment Services Team will communicate with you as to which tool(s) will be used.


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).

Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.

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