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Intensive Support Worker – Youth Justice Community Support Service x 2 positions

  • 2 positions available: Full time (1 EFT) Part time (0.8 EFT)
  • 12 month contract
  • Location Brunswick

About the organisation

Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.

Since 1977, Jesuit Social Services has provided services to some of the most disadvantaged in our community.

We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research.

About the program

YJCSS provides intensive support and case management to young people, 10-21 years, engaged with the Youth Justice system in Victoria. This service operates over 7 days between the hours of 7.00 am and 10.30 pm.

YJCSS aims to;

  • reduce the rate, severity and frequency of re-offending by young people and minimise their progression into the criminal justice system
  • better service young people in their local communities and facilitate their transition from the Youth Justice service system to their local community service system.
  • better prepare young people for adulthood by developing their independence, resilience and pro-social connectedness to family and community
  • develop young people’s capacity for meaningful educational and economic participation.

Jesuit Social Services leads the delivery of YJCSS across metropolitan Melbourne in consortium with other agencies.

About the role

YJCSS-North West is based at the Brosnan Centre in Brunswick and provides extensive outreach support to young people and their families in the North and West Metropolitan Regions. The two positions are with the day team, which operates Monday-Friday 9am-5pm however, flexibility is needed to respond outside of these hours.

Competitive remuneration, plus salary packaging benefit, is offered together with ongoing professional and career development.

Candidate Requirements

This role will suit a candidate with the following skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in working effectively with young people experiencing complex issues that may result in offending behaviour.
  • Knowledge and understanding of CALD communities and services and the capacity to work in a culturally competent manner.
  • Experience in, and/or knowledge of, the Youth Justice and Adult Justice system and relevant Legislation.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and productive arrangements with Government and non-Government stakeholders.
  • A practice framework that is evidence based, along with a sound knowledge of service responses and interventions that impact positively on a young person’s development.
  • Ability to advocate for access to services on behalf of young people involved in the Justice system.
  • Familiarity with the North and West Metropolitan region, including knowledge of the local service networks
  • A current Driver’s Licence and valid Working with Children Check.

What Jesuit Social Services can offer you

  • A comprehensive Induction and Orientation program
  • Ongoing role related training and development
  • An organisation that lives their values, through our day to day work
  • A welcoming and supportive environment
  • Employee assistance program
  • A competitive salary plus salary packaging benefits
  • Generous leave

How to apply

For further information please contact Colleen Edwards, Coordinator YJCSS-North West on 0400 163 557.

Applicants are required to respond to each of the Key Selection Criteria, with names and contact numbers of two referees.

Your responses to the selection criteria should be incorporated into your covering letter.

Please apply in confidence.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 8th July 2022

Previous applicants no need apply.

Applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date and may be subject to change without notice.

Jesuit Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, cultural background, age, gender, sexuality, disability or religious affiliation. 

Jesuit Social Services takes child protection seriously. We undertake multiple screening processes including appropriate reference and background checks, Working with Children Check and police checks to ensure the protection of children and young people in our care.

You are required to meet the behaviour standards outlined in our Code of Conduct