Youth Justice Worker - Parkville, Malmsbury Youth Justice Precincts
Department of Justice and Community Safety
Be a role model. Get young people back on track.
- Job security with ongoing career opportunities
- Full training provided
- Starting salary of up to $74,500 including penalty rates + super
- Multiple ongoing vacancies
We are now recruiting for full-time roles at Parkville Youth Justice Precinct and casual and full-time roles at Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct. If you’re thinking of a tree change, why not take advantage of our relocation offer to Malmsbury?
Make the move to regional Victoria
Situated in North-Western Victoria, Malmsbury is a gorgeous, green part of the world famed its thriving arts scene. Up to $10,000 is currently being offered to cover expenses in moving from your current home to within a 60-minute drive of Malmsbury. This reimbursement is for moving costs, travel costs, removalist hire or temporary accommodation.
The role of a youth justice worker
Youth justice workers empower young people to steer their lives in a positive direction. They work in a safe and secure custodial environment and act as part of an extended family for young people in their care, helping them work to a daily structure, achieve key goals and develop life skills.
< Commencing in 2022, you will be able to study for our new Certificate IV in Youth Justice as part of your foundational training. Successful completion at the end of your first year of employment will not only increase your salary but provide you with recognised accreditation you can use in your future career.
Online information sessions
By registering for our online webinars, you can find out why our youth justice team love their job and ask questions about day-to-day work and the career opportunities available.
Date: Tuesday 5 October 2021
Time: 5.30pm AEST
Date: Thursday 7 October 2021
Time: 5.30pm AEST
What makes a great youth justice worker?
To be a great youth justice worker you need to have life experience. Any work background can prepare you for this role, particularly if you know what it takes to be a good team player and a confident communicator.
You need to be passionate about working with young people and believe in your ability to change lives for the better. In addition, you need to be able to stand firm while remaining calm in challenging situations. Being open-minded and mature with an understanding that every young person deserves help in shaping a different future for themselves is important.
To be considered for a youth justice worker role you must be either:
- An Australian citizen – a birth certificate, citizenship certificate or current passport is required as proof of eligibility, or
- A permanent resident of Australia, or
- A New Zealand citizen who has entered Australia on a valid passport, or
- Eligible to work in Australia for a period of more than six months.
To become a youth justice worker, you will also need to pass a health and fitness assessment. To find out how your current fitness levels match up and the best ways to prepare, take our health self-assessment.
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Click here to apply online
For more information, contact the Youth Justice Recruitment Team on email@example.com.
Applications close midnight, Wednesday 13 October 2021.