Youth Justice Case Manager - Sunshine (Cyf2)

Department of Justice and Community Safety

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 4/15/2019

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.

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.

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

  • Ongoing, full time opportunity based in Sunshine
  • Salary range $64,247 - $78,887 plus superannuation
  • Contribute to community safety and reducing recidivism in young offender

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 a Youth Justice Case Manager, you will supervise and provide support to young people subject to Youth Justice Court orders. You will prepare Court and Youth Parole Board reports, develop Client Service Plans and
attend court for client matters. You will also provide assessments, develop case plans/reports and advocate for the provision of support services.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • understanding of the youth justice system, the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 and associated policies and guidelines
  • knowledge of the principles of case management with the ability to utilise a range of assessments and interventions relevant to the background and needs of the young person
  • empathy and cultural awareness including an appreciation of different cultures
  • confidence in managing stakeholders, negotiating effectively to develop and implement solutions.

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.

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

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