Children's Court Youth Diversion Team Manager

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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CYF5
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/YJ1424
Closing Date: 29-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $96,982 - $111,619
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)

Position Description - Children's Court Youth Diversion Team Manager - YJ1424.doc (Word, 868KB)

Contact: Soula Kontomichalos (on) 0421 052 292

Position Details

  • Drive service enhancements and provide leadership to staff
  • South East Metropolitan region – various locations
  • CYF5 ($96,982 – $111,619) plus superannuation

An exciting opportunity exists for a Children's Court Youth Diversion Team Manager on an ongoing, full-time basis within Youth Justice.

The statewide Children's Court Youth Diversion program (CCYD) commenced operation in all Children's Courts across Victoria in January 2017. The program is a discreet program delivered by the youth justice service and has a critical interface with the Youth Justice Court Advice Service. The CCYD ensures consistent and equitable access to diversion for eligible young Victorians and is underpinned by diversion principles and targeted to promote reparation of harm caused by offending.

A key member of the management team, the Team Manager will be responsible for quality assurance, provide solutions to complex issues and have capacity to provide strategic advice to the South East Metropolitan Area, General Manager, Youth Justice.  This role will contribute to effective service delivery and program direction by managing the transition of the CCYD coordinators to the South East Metropolitan Area youth justice service and directly supervising and managing the team of staff by delivering local training, mentoring and support.  This is a leadership role which carries broad authorising responsibilities and delegations and will drive strategic service enhancements for the unit.

Our ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • expertise in people management, providing professional supervision and development to individuals
  • proven expertise managing a range of stakeholder relationships and building effective partnerships within and across the youth justice community
  • experience reviewing and producing complex reports, correspondence and briefings relevant to courts and youth justice.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role please refer to the position description attached.

Applications Close: Sunday 29 October 2017

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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