Youth Justice, Aboriginal Case Manager - Ringwood | Melbourne - Eastern Metro
|Position Type:||Fixed term - full time|
|Attachments:|| Position Description [CYF2] - Youth Justice, Aboriginal Case Manager - Aboriginal Focus Team - Fixed Term, Full Time - March 2021.docx (Word, 461KB)
|Application Close Date:||20-Jun-2021|
- Full time, fixed term opportunity based in Ringwood
- Contribute to community safety through reducing recidivism in young people.
- Salary range $67,016 - $82,287 per annum plus superannuation
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.
The Koori Youth Justice team forms part of the Youth Justice Division of the Department of Justice and Regulation, 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.
What you will do
As a Youth Justice Aboriginal Case Manager, you will supervise and provide support to Aboriginal young people and 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.
You will also help to increase Aboriginal young people's opportunities of enhanced quality of life and community inclusion. This includes adopting a Care Team approach, assessments, implementing and reviewing case plans and goal-setting, monitoring progress, advocacy and referrals. Above all, this role will ensure Aboriginal young people's needs are met in a way that is responsive, relevant and cultural safe.
To get a better understanding of the role, we strongly encourage you to register for our free information sessions. You will hear about the experiences of current case managers directly and also be able to ask any questions you have about the job. Please see the details below on upcoming sessions:
Tuesday 15 June, 2021
5:00pm – 6:00pm AEDT
Please register here
Attending an information session is not compulsory, and we still encourage you to apply if you can't make it along.
To be successful in this role you will possess:
- A demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Victorian Aboriginal Youth community.
- Strong knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal youth Community, both society and culture and current issues self-determination and the issues
- An understanding of the youth justice system, and the issues driving Aboriginal over-representation of Aboriginal young people as well as the principles and philosophy underpinning relevant legislation and the Victorian Youth Justice program.
- An understanding of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 and associated policies and guidelines developed for use by youth justice workers.
- An understanding of the principles of case management and case work and being able to utilise a range of assessment and interventions relevant to the age, gender, developmental stage, and cultural background and offending related needs of the young person.
For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role, please refer to the attached position description.
This is an Aboriginal identified position; Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process. Please visit https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/careers/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-island-employment for further information.
- To find out more about the technical aspects of the role please speak to Rayni Wyatt, Team Manager on 0448 244 723.
Why work with us?
All candidates are given the opportunity to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process with the team contactable via email at email@example.com
We have various staff support networks in place including a state-wide Aboriginal Staff Network, Aboriginal Youth Network and regional Aboriginal Staff Networks. These networks assist in developing and retaining Aboriginal staff through peer support, professional and personal development, establishing connections and providing valuable cultural peer support from other Aboriginal staff members.
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.
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.
During the COVID-19 pandemic all of our assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using online tools to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our candidates and staff. Should you progress through the process, the Recruitment Services Team will communicate with you as to which tool(s) will be used. The role may be performed remotely for a period of time for candidates who are successful in securing a position with us and induction training will also be completed online.