This vacancy is a permanent full time position.
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 Senior Youth Justice Officer is responsible for the day-to-day case coordination supervision 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, supervision of community work and welfare checks of young people in Western Australia Police facilities.
The Senior Youth Justice Officer is responsible for providing services for young people that are in alignment with those mandated under the Young Offenders Act 1994.
Job related requirements
Applicants must possess a C Class Drivers License.
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.
Please see the attached JDF for more information about the Role Specific Responsibilities of this position. All Departmental employees are required to undergo a National Criminal History check.
Further job related information
If you are interested in this position and would like further information on the role, contact Ione Griffiths on (08) 9920 8600.
How to apply
The Department preferred method of application is via the Apply Now button below. You will be required to complete relevant personal information and attach documents as requested.
- Provide a current resume including the contact details of 2 recent work referees and a statement addressing the following work related requirements:
Shapes and Manages Strategy
The ability to; understand the Department’s objectives and links to the whole-of-government agenda, understand the strategic direction and objectives of the business unit and the factors that may impact on work plans and operational goals, draw on information from a range of sources and use judgement to analyse findings, work within agreed guidelines to make decisions and to incorporate outcomes into work plans are important for this role.
The ability to; assess project and program performance, identify areas of improvement and suggest changes to ensure positive outcomes, demonstrate flexibility and cope with day-to-day changes in priorities, support projects to completion and a focus on quality in all areas of work are fundamental to this role.
Builds Productive Relationships & Communicates Effectively
The capacity to; network effectively in order to build and sustain relationships with key stakeholders, team members and other staff in the agency, consult and share information with the team and seek input from others where necessary, encourage contribution and engagement, recognise different views and to ensure that stakeholders are kept informed as appropriate are requirements for this role.
Any remaining work related requirements as listed in the JDF may be assessed at some stage during the selection process.
Please ensure that at least 1 referee is a current or recent supervisor/line manager.
Forwarding your application
To apply applicants are requested to:
Apply online (Preferred)
- Click on the “Apply for Job” button at the top/bottom of the screen
- Complete all of the online application questions
- Attach all required documentation
* Please note: Form PSD0001 will be required to be printed and completed if you are invited to interview, do not include with your application.
- Complete application for vacancy form which is attached to the advert
- Attach all required documentation and ensure all the above is stapled
- Post your completed application to:
DOJ Recruiting Branch
Department of Justice
GPO Box F317, PERTH WA 6841
- Proforma, faxed, hand delivered, emailed and late applications will not be accepted.
- As we prefer to contact you by email for any interview or other matter, you are encouraged to apply online and provide a current valid e-mail address.
People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Department upholds a working environment that is free from discrimination in accordance with Equal Opportunity legislation.
Applicants who are found suitable may be considered for similar vacancies at level over a 12 month period.