Job Description

Job Header

Youth Justice Worker (Custodial) - Malmsbury

Advertiser: Department of Justice and Community Safety3.4 out of 53.4 overall rating (34 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
4 Feb 2020
Bendigo, Goldfields & Macedon Ranges
$52,493 - $67,410
Work Type
Full Time
Self Employment, Self Employment

Set boundaries. Build futures.

  • Multiple ongoing full-time and casual vacancies 
  • A challenging and rewarding role providing a secure and constructive environment for young people
  • We're looking for empathetic, resilient people with life experience who can work effectively with vulnerable young people who often bring challenging behavioural issues.
  • No formal qualifications are required but professional experience in any field is highly valued
  • Base salary of $52,493, although entry-level staff earn more after penalty rates, overtime and superannuation
  • Rotating roster over a 76 hour fortnight.

We are now recruiting for our May 2020 intake of youth justice workers for the Malmsbury Youth Justice Custodial Precinct  View on a map

What does a youth justice worker do?

There are many aspects to the work of a Youth Justice Worker:

  • Manage any challenging behaviours of vulnerable and hostile young people
  • Meet the needs of young people from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds
  • Conduct and oversee searches, counts, admissions and supervise visits
  • Use sound judgement to respond effectively within a changing work environment
  • Help young people maintain relationships with their family and community, as well as legal, education and employer contacts
  • Be a positive role model for the young people in your care.

Great youth justice workers come from all sorts of backgrounds. It’s never too late for a career change, and you might be surprised how your professional experience could help you as a youth justice worker. If you have ever been self-employed, you likely needed initiative, energy and organisation – these are also vital attributes for a youth justice worker.

Information sessions

After watching the video above and browsing, you may still want more info about the youth justice worker role. We encourage you to come along to one of our information sessions. You'll hear about the experiences of current youth justice workers directly, and also be able to ask any questions you have about the job or recruitment process.

Bendigo La Trobe Arts Institute

Saturday 8th February

12:45pm - 2pm

To register, please click here

Preston Shire Hall

Tuesday 11th February

6:15pm - 7:30pm

To register, please click here

Kyneton Mechanics Institute

Thursday 13th February

6:15pm - 7:30pm

To register, please click here

*Not attending an information session will have no impact on your application.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff in a number of roles, including prison officers, community corrections officers and field officers. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, click here or email

For more information, please contact the Youth Justice Recruitment Team on  

Report this job advert

Be careful- Don’t provide your bank or credit card details when applying for jobs. If you see something suspicious .

Share this role

Applications will open the advertiser’s site.