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Assistant Manager - Acmena Youth Justice Centre, Youth Justice Nsw

Communities and Justice - North Bondi, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Assistant Manager – Acmena Youth Justice Centre,

Youth Justice NSW

  • Temporary Full-Time up to 18 months with the possibility to be made ongoing
  • Location: Grafton
  • Level 6, Salary ($104,539 – $114,201 pa), 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.

About the role

The Assistant Manager, Centre is responsible for managing the delivery of client services of the youth justice centre on a day-to-day basis to ensure the needs of young people sentenced, or on remand, are met within a safe and secure therapeutic setting in accordance with relevant legislation.

The role manages a team of staff to deliver centre programs across client services, counselling, WHS, building environment, response equipment and operational security and ensures compliance with policy, procedure and relevant legislation.

Essential Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in behavioural/social sciences, education, psychology or relevant experience managing multidisciplinary teams within a criminal justice or human services environment.
  • Drivers licence (minimum class C).
  • Possession of ‘Apply First Aid Certificate’ (HLTAID003).
  • NSW working with Children’s check clearance for paid employment.

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:

  • Extensive experience in working with young people with challenging behaviours in a secure environment.
  • Extensive staff management skills and the ability to work under pressure within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, tailoring communication to the audience to clearly explain complex concepts and arguments to individuals and groups.
  • Ability to manage the delivery of a variety of programs based on a multidisciplinary model to provide high quality services.
  • Strong written skills to be able to produce various reports including submissions, incident reports and ministerial briefings.

Click here to download the role description.

Applying for the role

To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via https://careers.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.

  • Describe a situation where you were faced with a safety issue that required a decision from you and notifying your line manager. What decision did you make and why, what was the outcome and what would you do differently next time?
  • As an Assistant Manager you will supervise several different roles. Describe an example when you have given performance feedback. Explain the steps you took to set and monitor performance standards.


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: Greg Hearne |Centre Manager E: [email protected] | P: 02 6643 0003 | M: 0401 145 900

Closing date: Wednesday 28 April 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+, culturally and linguistically diverse people, carers and other diversity groups.

If you require an adjustment within the recruitment process, please contact Lisa Smith on 02 8688 1119 or E: [email protected] 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.

North Bondi, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency


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