Secretary Youth Parole Board

Department of Justice and Community Safety

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 3/16/2019

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

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We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • Full time, ongoing opportunity available in the CBD
  • Salary range $96,942 – $117,293 plus superannuation
  • A pivotal role offering high level advice to senior stakeholders and the Board

About us

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is responsible for the supervision of children and young people in the criminal justice system.

The Community Services unit forms part of Community Services, Youth Justice Operations. The team is responsible for supporting the delivery of effective supervision of young people in community youth justice, in the broader context of the youth justice service.

About the role

Reporting directly to the General Manager, Youth Parole Board Secretariat, this role is primarily responsible for ensuring smooth operation of the Youth Parole Board (YPB). The Secretary is a key central point, providing accurate and authoritative advice to Board members and critical senior stakeholders, including the judiciary, as well as coordinating administrative support.

Key accountabilities include:

  • providing high level case management and parole planning advice aligning to requirements of the Board and department policy
  • develop and maintain appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms to monitor functions and outcomes of the Board
  • manage the delivery of YPB initiatives to meet policy objectives within budget considerations, while meeting broader community expectations

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • demonstrated understanding of the operation and relevant legislation of the Youth Justice system and the Youth Parole Board,
  • expertise in the provision of policy advice to senior management and key external stakeholders
  • exceptional stakeholder management skills with an ability to establish and maintain strong relationships
  • demonstrated effective written communication skills with expertise in report writing and presentations
  • an understanding of social justice issues impacting Young People at risk

This is an important leadership role that offers an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual who is passionate about improved outcomes for Young People.

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

Why work with us?

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we provide every person with the means to achieve their potential through ongoing learning and development opportunities in a diverse, equitable and supportive environment.

We look for people who are prepared to do their very best in line with our values and behaviours. Our values shape and influence how we recruit, train and develop our staff and build relationships with stakeholders.

We will also provide you with professional development opportunities, an employee assistance program, access to job opportunities across the Victorian Government, salary packaging and much more.

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 completing the online application form, you will be required to respond to specific questions pertaining to the position's Key Selection Criteria. You do not need to separately address all of the position's Key Selection Criteria.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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