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 Directorate is responsible for the safety, security and rehabilitation of young people both in the community and in custody. Its core objective is to reduce reoffending among young people through:
- programs and services for young people on orders in the community;
- programs and services in custody services and
- programs and services to divert young people away from the criminal justice system.
The Manager will provide leadership, direction and oversight 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, supervision of community work and welfare checks of young people in Western Australia Police facilities. The Manager Regional Youth Justice Services is responsible for providing services for young people that are in alignment with those mandated under the Young Offenders Act 1994.
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.
When working in a regional area there is a requirement for every YJS Manager to be away from home for periods of time. You must be available for out of hours duties as per the Award.
Travel may be required to be undertaken so there is a requirement for every YJS Manager to drive vehicles (including 4WD) with manual transmissions and as such, a current manual driver’s licence (class C) must be held when working across the State. There is also a requirement to travel via airplane including light aircraft.
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 referees and a statement addressing all the essential job related requirements (selection criteria) contained in the Job Description Form:
- Shapes and Manages Strategy
- Achieve Results
- Builds Productive Relationships
- Exemplifies Personal Integrity and Self-Awareness
- Communicates and Influences Effectively
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.
If required we may choose to supplement the field of applications by conducting a Candidate Search.
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.
As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
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.
If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Tanya Castellas, A/Assistant Commissioner on 9264 6345 for a confidential discussion.