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Juvenile Justice Caseworker, Youth Justice

Advertiser: Juvenile Justice NSW3.3 out of 53.3 overall rating (9 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
11 Feb 2020
Location
Tamworth & North West NSW
Salary
$91,641 - $100,056
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Juvenile Justice Caseworker, Youth Justice

• 1 x Ongoing , Full time (Glen Innes) 
• 1 x Temporary,  Full-Time up to 17 February 2021 (Armidale)
• Location: Glen Innes & Armidale 
• Clerk Grade 6/7 , Salary ($91,641– $100,056), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading 




About us


The departments of Family and Community Services and Justice already share a common purpose across many areas of their work, particularly when it comes to improving outcomes for children and young people, Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people experiencing domestic and family violence, victims of sexual assault, juvenile offenders, people at high risk of reoffending, and people experiencing homelessness.


Working together for stronger communities means we can continue to deliver our services with a more unified and collaborative approach. This means a greater focus on prevention and early intervention, faster responses, more seamless operations, less duplication of effort and better outcomes.


Youth Justice supervises and cares for young offenders in the community and in detention centres in NSW. The division provides diversionary and community-based services, as well as custodial services in detention centres for young people on remand and on control orders.


About the role


Provide front line services to young people at a Juvenile Justice Centre or Community Office. This involves providing a range of quality externally and internally sourced services to detainees, youth justice conferencing clients, victims of crime and court mandated young people and their families. The JJ caseworker is part of a multi-disciplined team that aims to reduce re-offending of young people, enhance their functioning and support reintegration into their families and the community


Essential Requirements


• Relevant tertiary qualifications (diploma or higher) in social work, welfare, psychology, criminology, education or related field or equivalent experience.
• Current Driver’s Licence
• Knowledge of and Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
• Regional and rural based Juvenile Justice Caseworkers travel larger distances to meet with clients


Appointments are subject to reference checks. Some roles may also require the following checks/ clearances:
• National Criminal History Record Check in accordance with the Disability Inclusion Act 2014
• Current NSW Working with Children Clearance


The Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 requires persons engaged in children related work to have Working with Children clearances. If successful in this role you will be required to provide a Working with Children Check clearance number prior to commencing in the role. To obtain further information and to apply for a WWCC clearance please click here


About you


• You are a natural communicator, in both written and verbal form
• you are highly motivated to work with youth who have experienced trauma and exhibit challenging behaviour and have a genuine belief that young people can change
• You are resilient with strong influencing and negotiating skills; the ability to network and work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders will be one of your strengths.


Click here to download the role description. 


Applying for the role


To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au


When applying you will need to:


1. Answer the two pre-screening questions below – we are looking for you to demonstrate your competency in this focus capability.


• Caseworkers work closely with a range of service providers. Provide an example of where you have had to work collaboratively, influence and negotiate with interagency partners or stakeholders.  What was your role and what was the outcome?


• Describe a situation where a problem was not anticipated and describe what you did and was the outcome? 


Then:
2. Attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as specified in the role description.


Contact: Tina Whitfield | Assistant Manager | Glen Innes Office | Email: tina.whitfield@justice.nsw.gov.au | Phone: 02 6732 8208


Closing date: Tuesday 25 February 2020 at 11:59 pm 


A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 12 months. 


The Department of Justice is committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 


The Department encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed below, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.


• 1 x Ongoing , Full time (Glen Innes) 
• 1 x Temporary,  Full-Time up to 17 February 2021 (Armidale)
• Location: Glen Innes & Armidale 
• Clerk Grade 6/7 , Salary ($91,641– $100,056), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading 




About us


The departments of Family and Community Services and Justice already share a common purpose across many areas of their work, particularly when it comes to improving outcomes for children and young people, Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people experiencing domestic and family violence, victims of sexual assault, juvenile offenders, people at high risk of reoffending, and people experiencing homelessness.


Working together for stronger communities means we can continue to deliver our services with a more unified and collaborative approach. This means a greater focus on prevention and early intervention, faster responses, more seamless operations, less duplication of effort and better outcomes.


Youth Justice supervises and cares for young offenders in the community and in detention centres in NSW. The division provides diversionary and community-based services, as well as custodial services in detention centres for young people on remand and on control orders.


About the role


Provide front line services to young people at a Juvenile Justice Centre or Community Office. This involves providing a range of quality externally and internally sourced services to detainees, youth justice conferencing clients, victims of crime and court mandated young people and their families. The JJ caseworker is part of a multi-disciplined team that aims to reduce re-offending of young people, enhance their functioning and support reintegration into their families and the community


Essential Requirements


• Relevant tertiary qualifications (diploma or higher) in social work, welfare, psychology, criminology, education or related field or equivalent experience.
• Current Driver’s Licence
• Knowledge of and Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
• Regional and rural based Juvenile Justice Caseworkers travel larger distances to meet with clients


Appointments are subject to reference checks. Some roles may also require the following checks/ clearances:
• National Criminal History Record Check in accordance with the Disability Inclusion Act 2014
• Current NSW Working with Children Clearance


The Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 requires persons engaged in children related work to have Working with Children clearances. If successful in this role you will be required to provide a Working with Children Check clearance number prior to commencing in the role. To obtain further information and to apply for a WWCC clearance please click here


About you


• You are a natural communicator, in both written and verbal form
• you are highly motivated to work with youth who have experienced trauma and exhibit challenging behaviour and have a genuine belief that young people can change
• You are resilient with strong influencing and negotiating skills; the ability to network and work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders will be one of your strengths.


Click here to download the role description. 


Applying for the role


To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au


When applying you will need to:


1. Answer the two pre-screening questions below – we are looking for you to demonstrate your competency in this focus capability.


• Caseworkers work closely with a range of service providers. Provide an example of where you have had to work collaboratively, influence and negotiate with interagency partners or stakeholders.  What was your role and what was the outcome?


• Describe a situation where a problem was not anticipated and describe what you did and was the outcome? 


Then:
2. Attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as specified in the role description.


Contact: Tina Whitfield | Assistant Manager | Glen Innes Office | Email: tina.whitfield@justice.nsw.gov.au | Phone: 02 6732 8208


Closing date: Tuesday 25 February 2020 at 11:59 pm 


A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 12 months. 


The Department of Justice is committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 


The Department encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed below, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.


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