Senior Youth Justice Officer
Government of Western Australia
Meekatharra, Australia
11h ago

Senior Youth Justice Officer Corrective Services Salary : Level 5, PSCA 2019, $88,047 - $96,994 per annum Position number : 014472 Work type : Permanent - Full Time Location : Meekatharra Closing date : 2020-06-03 4 : 30 PM (YYYY-MM-DD) Attachments : -

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About us

When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focused organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live.

We offer many different employment opportunities in locations around Western Australia. You will have a chance to make a real difference to your local communities and to the lives of those you work with.

About the role

The Youth Justice Services Division is responsible for the safety, security and rehabilitation of young people both in the community and custody.

Its core objective is to reduce reoffending among young people. The effort to reduce reoffending is implemented through programs and services for young people on orders in the community and in custody, along with services designed to divert young people away from the criminal justice system.

The Senior Youth Justice Officer is responsible for the day-to-day case coordination supervision of young people on community based orders (including Supervised Release Orders), case coordination of young people on Detention Orders, case coordination of young people on Juvenile Justice Team and Court Conferencing referrals, the provision and submission of accurate and timely court reports (including representing the Department in Court), the location of responsible adults to arrange bail, supervision of community work and welfare checks of young people in Western Australia Police facilities.

As part of the Community, Diversion and Rehabilitation Services team, the successful applicant will be expected to :

  • Maintain focus on the Department’s goals concerning safety, security and rehabilitation;
  • Work to improve communication and demonstrate integrity and respect in all interactions;
  • Operate within the Department's Corporate Governance Framework, policies and procedures and ensure effective transparency and accountability of all Department activity;
  • Operate within chain of command facilities to undertake activities required to meet the Department’s strategic objectives;
  • Work collaboratively to achieve common goals and best practice and undertake business improvements as appropriate; and
  • Represent the Department’s interest on committees and working groups as required.
  • The following is a description of requirements when working in Centres / Branches that service regional areas (these requirements may also be applicable to metropolitan based positions that service regional areas) :

  • Travel may be required to be undertaken so there is a requirement for Youth Service Officers to drive vehicles (including 4WD) with manual transmissions and as such, a current manual driver’s licence (class C) must be held when working across the State.
  • There may also be a requirement to travel via airplane including light aircraft.

    About you

    This position is identified under section 6 of the Act (Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Act 2004 (the Act) as Child Related Work.

    Applicants must have a current Working with Children Check or be able to successfully apply for one to be eligible for appointment to this position.

    All employees are required to undergo employment screening, which includes a National Criminal History Check and other checks that may be relevant to the position requirements.

    How to apply

    Please ensure you review the attached JDF for further information about the work-related requirements of the position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.

    We require you to submit :

    A current comprehensive CV including the contact details of two referees and a statement addressing the following essential job-related requirements and Role Specific Criteria in no more than 3 A4 pages :

  • Achieve Results
  • Builds Productive Relationships & Communicates Effectively
  • Demonstrated experience working with young people, their families and communities (including Aboriginal young people, families, communities and elders).
  • Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted .

    To submit your application click the Apply for Job button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

    Equity and Diversity

    The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce as a part of EEO Management Plan and its Aboriginal Workforce Development Strategy.

    We embrace diversity and encourage applications from a diverse field, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, young people and people with disability including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    Subsequent Vacancies

    Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy, may be considered for subsequent similar vacancies in the Department of Justice in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of the Commissioner's Instructions : Filling a Public Sector Vacancy.

    Further Information

    If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Kerry Thompson, Team Leader on (08) 9920 8600 for a confidential discussion.

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