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Youth Justice Worker (501598)

TAS Statewide, TAS

Full Time

$64,072 to $98,027

Social Worker

As part of a restorative justice practice framework and subject to the statutory provisions of the Youth Justice Act 1997, assess the complex risks and rehabilitative needs of young people referred by the police and the courts, participate in youth diversionary programs and case manage a caseload of identified clients on legal orders.

You may have heard that the Department of Communities Tasmania will be disbanded by 30 September 2022. Please be assured that the services that Communities Tasmania provides to the Tasmanian public will be ongoing and dispersed between existing Tasmanian Government agencies and a new Housing Tasmania statutory authority. Any advertised roles and contracts will be honoured in line with current Tasmanian State Service legislation.

Salary:

$ 64,072.00 to $ 98,027.00 pro rata, per annum.

Classification:

Allied Health Professional Level 1-2

Award:

Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

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Period of employment / Hours:

Fixed term full-time day work (part-time hours may be considered by negotiation) commencing ASAP up until approximately 22 September 2023 (a period of approximate 12 months.)

  • Please note: Other fixed term full-time and part-time vacancies,that may arise in the near future may also be filled from this selection process.

Location:

Children & Youth Services - Community Youth Justice - North West

Duties:

Primary Purpose / Focus :

As part of a restorative justice practice framework and subject to the statutory provisions of the Youth Justice Act 1997, assess the complex risks and rehabilitative needs of young peoplereferred by the police and the courts, participate in youth diversionary programs and case manage a caseload of identified clients on legal orders.

Selection criteria includes:

  • Demonstrated ability to work within a legislative framework, together with a good knowledge and understanding of the Youth Justice Act 1997 or the ability to acquire same.
  • Demonstrated high standard of communication skills, in particular strong interpersonal, conflict resolution, counselling and group work skills together with the ability to present confidently in public with groups and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to work within restorative justice and community capacity building principles or the ability to acquire same.
  • Note : - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for ALL the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Essential Requirements:

  • Satisfactory completion of an appropriate course of study at a recognised tertiary institution.
  • Current Driver's Licence.
  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children (Vulnerable People) Registration (Employment type)

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  • 1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
    • a) crimes of violence
    • b) sex related offences
    • c) serious drug offences
    • d) crimes involving dishonesty
    • e) serious traffic offences(If Driver's License is an Essential Requirement)
  • 2. Identification check
  • 3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

As a result of a risk assessment process, the Head of Agency gave consideration to where vaccination is a necessary control to protect the health and safety of workers and the community. Therefore, it’s been determined that prior to appointment to these duties, a person to is to provide evidence that they are vaccinated against COVID-19.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Statement of Duties (PDF) :Download FileGeneric Youth Justice Worker HP1-2 (December 2019) HAHSA WWC.pdf

Statement of Duties (Word) :Download FileGeneric Youth Justice Worker HP1-2 (December 2019) HAHSA WWC_CSO.docx

APPLICANT GUIDE:

Download FileApplicant Guide - Communities Tasmania_2020.pdf

Download FileApplicant Guide - Communities Tasmania_2020.docx

*** All interested applicants are encouraged to readthe Applicant Guide and to discuss the specificdetails of the vacancy with the Contact Officer. ***

For more information (Contact Officer) :

Name:Tony Poole

Email: tony.poole@communities.tas.gov.au

Phone: (03) 6477 7565

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How to apply:

Online applications are preferred - please click the blue 'ApplyNow' button.

If you apply online: - PleaseDO NOT send a hard copy application as well. - You do not need to upload an Application for Employment form.

- OR -

If you have any difficulty accessing/using the online application process please email your application documents (preferably combined as 1 word or pdf document only) AND a copy of the application form (below) to : candidate.info@communities.tas.gov.au

Application for Employment (Word).docx

Application for Employment (PDF).pdf

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Job Ad Reference 1084571
Date Listed 03 August 2022
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