As part of our strategy to increase the diversity of our workforce, Aboriginal Australian people are strongly encouraged to apply for this job and applications will be primarily considered in accordance with Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.
About the Role
Department of Fire and Emergency Services have partnered with Department of Justice to develop a pilot Youth in Emergency Services (YES) program at Banksia Hill Detention Centre, Canning Vale. The program will provide participants with an awareness of the emergency services, allowing them to use this information to support, and positively reintegrate into, their community once released from the detention centre.
The Youth Programs Officer supports the Youth Programs Coordinator by delivering and coordinating the YES Program at Banksia Hill Detention Centre. The successful candidate will:
- Assist with the planning, development, coordination and evaluation of the program.
- Take the lead in coordinating stakeholders involved in program delivery, including volunteers, DFES staff and activity suppliers.
- Deliver select program components to the participants in the custodial facility.
- Assist in developing networks with a through-care component with DFES youth programs.
- Other tasks as outlined in the attached Job Description Form.
It is envisaged the successful applicant will commence work in March 2019. The position will be 1 day per week, conducted at both DFES Emergency Services Complex, Cockburn, and Banksia Hill Detention Centre, Canning Vale. There is some flexibility as to the days and hours worked for out of program sessions.
We are looking for someone who:
- is proactive and self-motivated;
- has excellent organisational skills with an ability to manage complex logistics and last minute changes;
- has excellent interpersonal skills to positively engage with key stakeholders, including volunteers, DFES and Banksia Hill staff, and activity suppliers;
- has good awareness of process and procedure; and
- has experience and interest in working with young people, with an ability to adjust communication styles to suit cultural and developmental needs of young people.
Applying is easy. All applications are to be submitted online. Simply select ‘Apply for Job’, located at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions.
As part of your application, you will need to submit:
- a CV or resume (in Word or PDF format) which outlines your relevant work history, experience and skills.
- the details of two referees who can attest to your suitability for the role.
- a summary of up to 1 page (cover letter format is fine) to answer the following two questions:
- Q1. Please provide examples of your experience in working with young people, and how you would engage with complex young people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Q2. Please provide examples demonstrating when you were required to manage complex logistics and deal with changes when engaging with multiple groups of people.
A statement addressing each selection criteria is not required.
All applications will be reviewed and shortlisted candidates will be requested to attend an interview at DFES. Candidates may be required to attend a site visit at Banksia Hill Detention Centre.
Any contact with DFES or Banksia Hill Detention Centre during the selection process will form part of the applicant assessment.
DFES staff are engaged in positions of trust and responsibility. DFES requires the successful applicant to obtain the following, prior to confirmation of appointment:
- Police Clearance
- National Criminal History Record Check
- Working with Children’s Check
A criminal record will not automatically disqualify an applicant from the selection process. Generally, single non-recent petty offences do not disqualify an applicant. Multiple offences, sex offences, violence, dishonesty and habitual theft may disqualify an applicant. If rejection of an applicant is considered purely because of a criminal record, they will be given the opportunity to discuss the matter before a final decision is made.
Investigations, Suspensions and Pending Criminal Charges
Applicants will be required to provide information as to whether they are under investigation for any matter or are suspended from employment. Applicants will similarly be required to provide information as to whether they have had any legal proceedings against them or whether they are subject to any pending criminal charges. It is important to note that if an applicant was subject to a disciplinary investigation with the WA public sector and either leaves the sector or is employed by another agency, the investigation may continue and this may impact on future employment.
Declarations associated with the above will not automatically disqualify an applicant from the selection process. If rejection of an applicant is considered appropriate on the basis of the information provided in a declaration, they will be given the opportunity to discuss the matter before a final decision is made.
For further information about the position, please contact Lynelle Fozard, Youth Programs Coordinator, on (08) 9395 9716 (not to be contacted for assistance with lodging your application).
If you are having issues with your application please contact Big Red Sky on 1300 733 056 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commencement Date: 1 March 2019 (flexible)
Cessation Date: 30 January 2020 (flexible)
All applications are submitted online. Simply select ‘Apply for Job’, located at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions.
Link to advertisement on jobs.wa.gov.au
Please note: Please do not leave your application until the last moment as lodgement is system generated and any submission on or after 16:00 (WST) will be rejected.