Koori Intensive Support Practitioner - Shepparton | North East - Shepparton
|Position Type:||Ongoing - full time|
|Attachments:|| Position Description - YJ0736 Koori Intensive Support Practitioner, Shepparton - Ongoing, full time - March 2019.pdf (PDF, 330KB)
|Application Close Date:||21-Mar-2019|
- Salary range $81,133 - $91,264 plus superannuation
- Ongoing, full time opportunity based in Shepparton
- Make a difference to young people and your community
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.
About the role
The Koori Intensive Support Practitioner is a specialist role, acknowledging the over representation of Aboriginal young people in the criminal justice system and the need to provide a culturally based approach with a commitment to diversion, rehabilitation and re-integration into the community. This position aims to provide intensive and innovative culturally based assessment and casework support for young Koori people subject to bail conditions, deferral of sentence, exiting Youth Justice Centre's and other Orders as required.
As our ideal candidate, you will demonstrate:
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Koori Community, both society and culture, and the issues impacting on it.
- Thorough understanding of the Youth Justice System, particularly the principles and philosophy underpinning relevant legislation and the Victorian Youth Justice program.
- Understanding of the principles of case management and case work and a range of assessment and interventions relevant to the age, gender, developmental stage and offending related needs of the young person
A Bachelor of Social Work or Advanced Diploma in Community Services Work is required. Other tertiary qualifications at Advanced Diploma or above will be considered, only if they include units of study in case management/casework practice and has 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.
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.
This is an Aboriginal Identified position. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.