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Assistant Manager - Gosford Community Office, Youth Justice

NSW Department of Communities and Justice - Gosford, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

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Division: Northern CPPYJ
Location:Gosford, NSW, AU, 2250
Req ID: 15138

Assistant Manager – Gosford Community Office,

Youth Justice

  • Ongoing Full-Time
  • Location: Gosford
  • Clerk Grade 8/9, Salary ($104,539 – $114,201), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

About us

The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) is the lead agency under the Stronger Communities Cluster. DCJ works to enable everyone's right to access justice and help for families through early intervention and inclusion, with benefits for the whole community. Stronger Communities is focussed on achieving safe, just, inclusive and resilient communities by providing services that are effective and responsive to community needs. For the first time, the creation of DCJ and Stronger Communities provides an opportunity to focus on prevention and early intervention across both the social welfare and justice systems.

Youth Justice is a dynamic organisation in a period of exciting change. 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 order.

Youth Justice is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. With the overrepresentation of Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system we are looking for people with strong cultural identity to provide services and programs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young offenders that helps to decrease their re-offending and increase their capacity to successfully re-integrate with their community.

About the role

As the Assistant Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing a team in service delivery and programs ensuring efficient allocation of resources and oversight
  • Ongoing performance management and development of staff
  • Ensuring effective interventions are in place to mitigate identified risks to community safety
  • Implementing change through effective decision-making at a management level

Essential Requirements

  • Recognised tertiary qualifications (diploma or higher) in social work, welfare, psychology, criminology, education or related field or relevant experience.
  • A current Driver’s Licence
  • Current NSW Working with Children Check 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

In addition to meeting the essential requirements, the successful candidate must demonstrate strong capabilities in:

  • Representing the organisation in an honest, ethical and professional way
  • Tailoring communication to the audience
  • Understanding customer perspectives and be responsive to their needs
  • Anticipating, identifying and addressing issues and potential problems
  • Apply computer applications that enable performance of more complex tasks
  • Defining and clearly communicating roles and responsibilities to a team
  • Initiating and developing longer-term goals and plans in line with organisational objectives

Applying for the role

To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via https://jobs.dcj.nsw.gov.au/ or www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au

For any technical support please contact the Recruitment team on 1800 810 316 Option 4 or the Recruitment Consultant – Lisa Smith on 02 8688 1119

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.

  • Youth Justice works to reduce the over-representation of young Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system. Explain why cultural safety is important and describe strategies you would implement to enhance & ensure the cultural safety of your Aboriginal staff and the young people and their families that come into contact with Youth Justice?

  • As an Assistant Manager you will need to work with the local community to reduce the over-representation of Aboriginal young people presenting to the court system. Can you describe what strategies you will undertake to develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with the key community stakeholders to achieve this and please provide examples where you have successfully implemented these strategies in the past.


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: Sharon Parsons l Area manager - Gosford l M: 0412 341 087 l E: Sharon.parsons@DCJ.nsw.gov.au

Closing date: Sunday 14th March 2021 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 18 months.

To ensure recruitment at the Department of Communities and Justice continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods. This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and/or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone. By doing so, we will be adhering to the strict social distancing advice currently in place.

Inclusion and Diversity lies at the heart of how we recruit:

We continue to hire great people with a wide variety of skills, experience and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ+ and other diversity groups.

If you require an adjustment within the recruitment process, please contact Lisa Smith on 02 8688 1119 or E: lisa.smith3@justice.nsw.gov.au and advise us of your preferred method of communication. If you are looking for more information about workplace adjustments at DCJ, please visit our Careers site.

Gosford, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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