Sports Coach | North West - Malmsbury
|Position Type:||Fixed term - part time|
|Attachments:|| Position Description - VPS4 Sports Coach.pdf (PDF, 185KB)
|Application Close Date:||26-Jan-2021|
- Fixed term part-time opportunity until 30 July 2021, up to 30 hours per week
- Salary range $87,640 - $99,438 plus superannuation per annum (pro-rata)
- Based at Malmsbury custodial centre, play an important role in the delivery of greater positive life outcomes for young people
The Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) is responsible for the supervision of children and young people in the criminal justice system.
Youth Justice precincts accommodate young people aged 10-18 years who have been remanded or sentenced by the Criminal Division of the Children's Court and some aged 18-21 sentenced by adult courts to a Youth Justice precinct.
Youth Justice Custodial Services manages two precincts in Victoria, located in Parkville and Malmsbury. Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct comprises two youth justice centres and is located approximately 100 kilometres north of Melbourne.
Youth Justice Custodial Services aim to engage young people in change by addressing their offending behaviour and equipping them with the skills required for positive community participation, within a safe and secure environment.
About the role
DJCS has committed to creating a Sports Academy in Youth Justice Custody, where every young person in custody will have the ability to take part in a range of sports, e.g. AFL, Basketball, Rugby, Soccer, Netball and All Abilities.
Young people will receive coaching, participate in regular training and games and will be linked to grass roots community sporting clubs, where they can continue to play upon release from custody.
This academy will harness the power of organised sport to change the trajectories of children and young people in youth justice centres and encourage them to keep playing sport when they exit.
As a Sports Coach, you will contribute to the delivery of sports programs, inclusive of skill development, match play, general fitness, general health and wellbeing, resilience and leadership programs to young people in custody.
This position will require availability for a flexible shift arrangement, to deliver after-hours recreational programming during the week and on the weekend. It is anticipated that these roles will work up to 30 hours per week, with a minimum of 24 hours per week on a pro rata basis.
These sports programs will be delivered across both the Parkville and Malmsbury precincts. You will be primarily based at Malmsbury however you will be required to deliver programs at Parkville on occasions. Therefore, travel will be a requirement for the role.
Your key accountabilities as the Sports Coach will include:
- Build meaningful relationships with often complex young people, through ongoing contact and support, using sport and recreation as a tool to breaking down barriers.
- Deliver sport programs and organise/ liaise with other professional coaching staff.
- Build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders within and outside the department.
- Assist with other deliverables as directed by the Senior Program Officer – Sports Academy.
To be successful in this role you will have:
- Knowledge of and/or experience in sports coaching (particularly in relation to AFL, Basketball, Netball, Rugby, Soccer and/or All Abilities);
- Knowledge or interest in at risk youth, community engagement and issues within Youth Justice or the criminal justice system more broadly, or the ability to understand these issues quickly;
- Prior experience in delivery of sport or recreational programs, with an intermediate understanding of project management principles;
- Excellent verbal communication skills are required with the ability to influence, diffuse conflict and build rapport being key;
- A relevant tertiary qualification in sports coaching is highly desirable;
- A current employee Working with Children Check (WWCC) card;
- A current driver's licence is required due to needing to work across both Youth Justice locations.
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.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.
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.