Youth Justice Case Manager

The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

We provide professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported.

Our employees are key to our success, and bring new and creative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work and the delivery of quality services to the Victorian community. We proactively seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

Department policy stipulates that salary upon commencement is paid at the base of the salary range for the relevant grade. Any above base requests require sign off by an executive delegate and will be by exception only or where required to match the current salary of Victorian Public Service staff transferring at level.

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If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CYF2
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/YJ0589
Closing Date: 26-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $61,139 - $75,070
Job Duration: to 30 June 2018
Attachments: Position Description YJ0589 Youth Justice Case Manager.doc (Word, 867KB)

Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)

Contact: Kelly McElligott on 0408 486 273

Position Details

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 our Youth Justice Case Manager you will supervise and provide support to clients subject to Youth Justice Court orders. This includes: preparing Court and Youth Parole Board reports, developing Client Service Plans and attending court for client matters. You will provide assessments, develop case plans/reports and advocate for the provision of support services.

About You

As our successful candidate for this exciting opportunity you will:

  • have a deep understanding of the youth justice system
  • understand the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 and associated policies and guidelines developed for use by youth justice workers
  • have knowledge of the principles of case management and case work and the ability to utilise a range of assessments and interventions relevant to the background and needs of the young person
  • demonstrate empathy and cultural awareness
  • be confident managing stakeholders - understand the needs and issues of stakeholders, and negotiate effectively to develop and implement solutions
  • cooperate effectively in a team

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.

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.

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