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Youth Diversion Coordinator - Footscray (CYF3)

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Job Ref:  DOJ/YJ0938
Employer:  Department of Justice and Regulation (VIC)
Job Type:  Full Time
Melbourne VIC, Australia (Show on map)

At the Department of Justice and Regulation, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place. We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you. If you’re having any trouble viewing this ad and would like it or any attachments in an accessible format (such as large print), please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on the ad. For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • Salary range $79,738 - $89,694 plus superannuation

  • Fixed term, full time opportunity (12 Months) based in Footscray

  • Make a difference to young people and your community.

About us

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.

About the role

Children's Court Youth Diversion provides a brief intervention that is tailored to a young person's individual circumstance and proportionate to the circumstances of the offence/s before the court. A diversion may contain a range of conditions, these are underpinned by the principles of diversion and targeted to promote reparation of harm caused by the offence/s.

The Children's Court Youth Diversion (CCYD) coordinator ensures children and young people before the Children's Court of Victoria are supported to access and complete youth diversion. The CCYD coordinator attends scheduled sittings of the Criminal Division of the Children's Court to conduct same-day assessments following a magistrate's referral, advise the court on suitability for diversion and report back to the court on a young person's compliance with the court's direction. This exciting position operates within the Western Metropolitan Melbourne, however may also be required to support other courts within the North West Metropolitan Area.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • a proven understanding of the youth justice system, particularly the principles and philosophy underpinning relevant legislation and the Victorian Youth Justice program
  • an advanced understanding of the principles of case management and case work, and be able to utilise a range of assessment and interventions relevant to the age, gender, developmental stage, cultural background and offending related needs of the young person
  • excellent stakeholder management, communication and problem solving skills in order to achieve organisational objectives.

A Bachelor of Social Work or Diploma in Community Services Work is highly desirable. Other tertiary qualifications at Diploma level or above will be considered only if they include units of study in case management/casework practice and have had supervised practical work placements.

A full driver's licence is required due to the need to respond to emergencies across the state at short notice and outside business hours as required.

A current employee Working with Children Check (WWCC) card is required and will need to be provided prior to commencement of employment by the applicant. Currency will need to be maintained by the employee for the period of employment.

How to apply

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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