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Youth Justice Worker
West Coast West Coast New Zealand
Full Time
Youth Justice, Department of Justice and Regulation

Looking for a new change for 2018 Start a career with Youth Justice in VIC, Enjoy five weeks paid annual leave and working no more than three days in a row, Relocate to Melbourne for a permanent role as a Youth Justice Worker..

  • Start a new career as a Youth Justice Worker; make a difference to young people and your community
  • Two sevenweek paid training intakes: commencing in March and May 2018
  • AU$50,077 - $64,307 per annumplus superannuation (plusadditionalpenalty rates for evening and weekend hours)
  • Yearly salary increases
  • Professional development plans to grow your career within Youth Justice and the Department of Justice and Regulation

    Your responsibilities as a Youth Justice Worker include:

  • your preference to work ineither our Parkville or Malmsbury Youth Justice Precincts
  • working ona rolling 76 hour fortnightly roster
  • maintaining the safety and security of young people aged between 10 and 18 years (who have been remanded or sentenced by the Criminal Division of the Children's Court) and;
  • 18 to 21 year olds (sentenced by adult courts to a youth justice custodial centre).
  • supporting young people with gaining and maintaining contact with family and other external providers including education and potential employers and,
  • escorting young people to school and other educational programs.


  • Please note, that if you are successful past the video interview process, you will be required to attend an assessment centre as the next stage in the recruitment process.
  • These will be held in Melbourne (for Parkville)or the Bendigo region (for Malmsbury). You will need to pay for your own flights and accommodation to continue in the recruitment process.
  • If you are successful in securing a role as a Youth Justice Worker we do not provide relocation allowances.
  • Our Kiwi recruitment consultant, Sarinah Bardsley who has made the moveacross herself to Melbourne can speak to you about any questions you have about making the move.

What skills & experience do you need

  • We recruit from a diverse range of backgrounds and industries.
  • Wevalue candidates with paid, volunteer and/or extra-curricularwork experience aligned with youth and young people, and are passionateabout making a difference to young people's lives within a security setting.

    To be successful, your personal qualities will include:

  • life experience and adapting this to manage challenging behaviours
  • verbalcommunication and written communication
  • self-management - show resilience, passion and commitment and,
  • building respect whilst still setting boundaries - to make a positive difference to theyoung people's futures.

    Benefits of starting your career with Youth Justice include:

  • receiving five weeks paid annual leave per year
  • working no more than three days in a row (on a 12 hour shift)
  • no overnight shifts; work during the day and maintain your work/life balance
  • receiveregular patterns of shift work generally working every second weekend and public holidays as required (and get paid additional penalty rates on top of your salary)
  • receiving seven weeks paid training prior to commencing with your new team
  • professional development; including additional training tailored towards your goals; such as cultural liaison officers and supervisory roles and,
  • annual salary increases.

    Recruitment Timeframes:

  • Applications regularly reviewed up until closing date of midnight, Sunday 4 February.
  • Six weeks training commences either March 2018 or May 2018 for successful applicants.

The safety of our staff and the young people in our care is inherent to everything we do.Security measures such as surveillance and tactical training ensure that risks are kept to a minimum, and that staff always feel safe in their working environment.

Applications will be regularly reviewed up until the closing date, so please do not hesitate in submitting your application.

Set Boundaries. Build Futures.

At the Department of Justice and Regulation, our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually 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.

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