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Youth Justice Workers Department of Justice and Regulation

Need a new career in 2019 Where you make a difference to the community, We are hiring full time youth justice (custodial workers) in Malmsbury, We hire individuals from trades incl. farming, horticulture and landscaping.

Youth Justice Worker (custodial) (full time, ongoing vacancies)

$51,717 - $66,414 per annum + superannuation working on a 76 hour rotating roster across two weeks

Additional penalties also rewarded when rostered to work evening, weekend, and public holiday shift

It is highly recommended that you attend one of our information sessions gain a stronger understanding of what a career as a youth justice worker entails.

Youth justice custodial precinct's explained

 The young people in our custody are either on remand or have been sentenced to a youth order by a Victorian Court.

  • Many of the young people in our custody have a history of trauma, abuse and neglect and can demonstrate violent and challenging behaviour.
  • Our youth justice workers work with young people who have experienced trauma from childhood abuse and neglect, exposure to family criminal behaviour, substance abuse, mental illness and homelessness.
  • Our youth justice workers provide supervision, act as role models and mentors, assist with education, rehabilitation, with the aim of the young people becoming positive contributing members of our society into adulthood.

 

Your responsibilities:

  • Maintaining the safety and security of the youth justice custodial precinct
  • Managing any challenging behaviours of vulnerable and hostile young people
  • Being aware of the needs of people from a diverse array of cultural backgrounds
  • Conducting searches, counts, admissions and supervise visits

 

Do you have what it takes

  • We recruit from a diverse range of backgrounds and trades; no relevant experience or qualifications are required.
  • You do not need to be of a particular height, strength, or physique to apply. The job requires a level of fitness, where you also need to fit within the healthy BMI range.
  • Individuals who have worked in industries such as trades, farming, construction, hospitality, retail and security are now high performing members of our team.
  • Experience with managing young people (including apprentices and employees) is highly regarded.
  • We look for individuals who work at their best in a fast paced environment.

 

Benefits of starting your career with Youth Justice:

  • Receive five weeks paid annual leave per year (commencing April 2019)
  • Receive six weeks paid training prior to commencing with your new team
  • Professional development; including additional training tailored towards your goals; such as cultural liaison officers and supervisory roles
  • Six monthly salary increases
  • Security measures such as surveillance and tactical training ensure that risks are kept to a minimum, and that staff always feel safe in their working environment
  • Job security as a member of the Victorian Public Service (VPS); opportunities for promotions to senior positions within Youth Justice, the Department of Justice and Regulation and the wider VPS network  

Applications will be regularly reviewed up until the closing date, so please do not hesitate in applying.

It is recommended that you complete your application on a desktop. You can also save your application as a draft if you cannot complete your application at once.

At the Department of Justice and Regulation, our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve.  We continually seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce. 

02/01/2019 $0 Bendigo, Goldfields & Macedon Ranges Australia 1 Government & Defence
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