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Job Title : Youth Justice Officer


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About us

When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focused organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live. We offer many different employment opportunities in locations around Western Australia. You will have a chance to make a real difference to your local communities and to the lives of those you work with.

About the role

The Youth Justice Services Division is responsible for the safety, security and rehabilitation of young people both in the community and custody. Its core objective is to reduce reoffending among young people through: programs and services for young people on orders in the community and programs and services in custody; services to divert young people away from the criminal justice system.

The Youth Justice Officer oversees the day to day operations of the case coordination of young people on community based orders (including Supervised Release Orders), case coordination of young people on Detention Orders, case coordination of young people on Juvenile Justice Team and Court Conferencing referrals, the provision and submission of accurate and timely court reports (including representing the Department in Court), the location of responsible adults to arrange bail and supervision of community work.

Youth Justice Services is responsible for providing services for young people that are in alignment with those mandated under the Young Offenders Act 1994.

Eligibility to Apply

Applicants must have a current Working with Children Check or be able to successfully apply for one to be eligible for appointment to this position.

Applicants must possess a C Class, Western Australian, drivers’ license. Regional and remote travel is a requirement of this position and is undertaken by both four wheel drive and light aircraft.

Applicants must be available for after-hours duties.

About you

We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated individual who loves working in a positive team environment, enjoys a challenge and wants to make a difference to the lives of young people we work with.

All employees are required to undergo employment screening, which includes a National Criminal History Check and other checks that may be relevant to the position requirements.

How to apply

Please ensure you review the attached JDF for further information about the work-related requirements of the position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.

We require you to submit:

A current comprehensive CV including the contact details of two recent work referees and a statement addressing all the essential job-related requirements (selection criteria) contained in the Job Description Form, in no more than three (3) pages.

Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.

To submit your application click the “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Equity and Diversity

The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce as a part of EEO Management Plan and its Aboriginal Workforce Development Strategy. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from a diverse field, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, young people and people with disability including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Subsequent Vacancies

Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy, may be considered for subsequent similar vacancies in the Department of Justice in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of the Commissioner's Instructions: Filling a Public Sector Vacancy.

Further Information

If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Jade Wade, on (08) 9166 6500 for a confidential discussion.