Safety and Emergency Response Team Supervisor

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.

If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email

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.
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: YJW2
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/_YJ0778_YJ0779
Closing Date: 03-Dec-2017
Salary Range: $64,583 - $74,268
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description YJ0778_YJ0779 SERT Supervisor.doc (Word, 873KB)
Job Specification

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

Contact: Rick Madigan on (03) 5421 3104

Position Details

About us

The Department of Justice and Regulation is responsible for the statutory supervision of young people in the criminal justice system.

The two youth justice custodial precincts in Victoria are managed by the department. Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct comprises two youth justice centres and is located approximately 100 kilometres north of Melbourne. Parkville Youth Justice Precinct comprises two youth justice centres and is located in the inner northern Melbourne suburb of Parkville.

Youth Justice Custodial Services aim to engage young people in change by addressing their offending behaviour and equipping them with the skills required for positive community participation, within a safe and secure environment.

About the role

As the Safety and Emergency Response Team (SERT) Supervisor, you will have responsibility for the supervision of the safety and emergency response team, including but not limited to, supporting staff in managing incidents appropriately, providing training and coaching in the management of incidents such as de-escalation and negotiation techniques, and providing direction, and advice to staff. You will also be accountable for a range of tasks that ensure the good order of the centre.

Two ongoing positions are available.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • a thorough knowledge of policy directions as they apply to youth justice custodial services, as well as extensive working knowledge of the operational conditions of the custodial environment
  • highly developed leadership skills to be able to lead and influence delivery of youth justice custodial services
  • strong stakeholder management, organising and planning skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team.

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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