Youth Justice Worker, Secure Services

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Other
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: YJW1
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/DHHS/NSS/000002
Closing Date: 30-Jun-2017
Salary Range: $48,489 - $62,267
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: YJ Secure Services Information sheet October 2016.pdf (PDF, 75KB)
Job Specification

Youth Justice Worker PD 2017.pdf (PDF, 249KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: North Workforce Services Team
03 9389 4458

Position Details

  • Ongoing roles - 7 day fortnight
  • Casual positions also available – 12 hour shifts
  • Work close to home in a professionally driven career

The opportunity currently exists for those with life experience who want to contribute to the community via the rehabilitation of young offenders. 

Applicants must be resilient and dedicated to join our highly vibrant and versatile Secure Services team.  As a Youth Justice Worker you will primarily be responsible for providing supervision, care, mentoring, coaching and support to youth within a secure facility. Your day will be filled with supporting young people through education, after school activities and program delivery.

The role of a Youth Justice Worker will be challenging but rewarding and a career you have never experienced before. As Youth Justice Worker you will be offered ongoing training and support with access to an RTO and a dedicated staff wellbeing program; including exposure to clinical, operational and group supervision.  

This role is offering a competitive salary inclusive of penalty rates, flexible work arrangements offering day, afternoon and night shifts and a truly unique and hands on opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of the young people of Victoria.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role, or click here to obtain step-by-step guidance on how to register and apply online.

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