This position was advertised in the North West Telegraph as well. However the position title was incorrectly stated on the advertisement. This position is for a Youth Support Officer and not a Youth Justice Officer.
When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focussed 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 key role of the Youth Support Officer is to provide positive role modelling to young people in the justice system and encourage them to develop life skills necessary to lead a law-abiding lifestyle and support activities for the Karratha and Roebourne branches.
Under the direction of the team leader, the position supports the young person and their family to achieve desired outcomes identified in the thorough care and case coordination plan.
Travel may be required to be undertaken to other branches within the region. 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 also possess a C Class license and have the ability to drive a 4WD.
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 job related requirements of the position, this information will assist you with the preparation of your application.
We require you to submit:
A current resume including the contact details of 2 recent work referees and a 2 page statement outlining in broad terms your suitability for the role with consideration given to the region you are applying. Please do not provide a statement against each of the job related criteria.
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.
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
People from diverse background are encouraged to apply. The Department upholds a working environment that is free from discrimination in accordance with Equal Opportunities legislation.
The Department is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Aboriginal 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 Vacancy.
Further job related information
If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Lyell Morrison on (08) 9160 2401 for a confidential discussion.