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Coordinator – Youth Justice – South East

Organisation : Jesuit Social Services

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services

Sector : Community Development, Law, Justice & Human Rights, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $90,441

Application closing date : 7 Mar, 2021

About the role

  • Make an impact in the lives of young people
  • Rare leadership opportunity
  • Based in Dandenong

About the role

We are seeking a tertiary qualified, experienced and dedicated Coordinator for our Youth Justice Programs South East.

This role will be responsible for the day to day operations, promotion, review and evaluation of our Youth Justice Community Support Service South and East.

The Coordinator South is also responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders across a range of sectors and contribution to the broader leadership of Brosnan Services and Jesuit Social Services will also be important to the success of this role.

We are seeking a tertiary qualified, experienced and dedicated Coordinator for our Youth Justice Programs South East. The role will oversee the day to day operations of our South East Youth Justice Community Support Service, the Dandenong Casey Crime Prevention partnership and Community Connections Mentoring.

The Coordinator South East will also be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders across a range of sectors and contribution to the broader leadership of Brosnan Services and Jesuit Social Services.

Our programs provide intensive support and/or mentoring to young people and ensures young people referred to the program are; are linked to family, community and culture, have pathways to economic participation and have access to a range of supports and services in relation to health, housing and developmental needs.

A base salary of $90,441 per annum is on offer, plus salary packaging benefit, together with ongoing professional and career development.

Candidate requirements

This role will suit a candidate with the following skills and experience:

  1. Demonstrated capacity to manage programs providing a range of services to marginalised young people, particularly those involved in the criminal justice system
  2. Experience in recruitment, selection and performance management of staff and an understanding of the key organisational policies and processes relating to this area
  3. Significant experience working effectively with young people engaged in the justice system; and particularly those experiencing substance misuse, homelessness, mental health concerns, violent or aggressive behaviours and other complex problems that may result in offending behaviour.
  4. Experience in, and/or knowledge of, the Youth Justice and Child Protection systems, relevant Legislation, processes and procedures and the ability to establish, and maintain positive and productive working arrangements with a range of stakeholders; both Government and non-Government.
  5. Knowledge and experience in appropriate interventions/skills required to support people with multiple and complex needs and clear understanding of the requirements/elements of case management, intensive support, crisis intervention and outreach
  6. Experience in providing support, mentoring and/or supervision to staff.
  7. A good knowledge the South East Metropolitan Melbourne area; the services available and particular issues that may relate to local areas
  8. Capacity and commitment to contribute to the wider development of Brosnan Centre and Jesuit Social Services
  9. Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  10. Capacity to fulfil reporting and administrative requirements associated with the position
  11.  Understanding and sympathy with the mission and ethos of Jesuit Social Services
  12. Current driver’s licence
  13. Valid Police Check and Working with Children Check card.

What Jesuit Social Services can offer you:

  • A comprehensive Induction and Orientation program
  • Ongoing role related training and development
  • An organisation that lives their values, through our day to day work
  • A welcoming and supportive environment
  • Employee assistance program
  • A competitive salary plus salary packaging benefits
  • Generous leave

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Jesuit Social Services

About the organisation

Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.

Since 1977, Jesuit Social Services has provided services to some of the most disadvantaged in our community.

We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research.

About the program

Brosnan

Provide holistic support service for young people involved in the justice system or who are exiting adult prisons &/or Youth Justice centres, who are assessed as high risk/need, with limited social and family networks, limited accommodation and post release support options and experiencing multiple and complex health problems.

Brosnan staff deliver quality programs in a manner that reflects the social justice principles of participation, equity, access and respect.

Services include: intensive outreach support, case management, supported accommodation, drug and alcohol counselling, recreation programs, employment/training programs, 24/7 after hours emergency assistance and duty work and referral service.

Brosnan Services contributes to many regional and state-wide advisory forums and networks and assists in a more comprehensive approach to justice through partnerships with Government agencies and other service providers and to legislation, policy development and advocacy.

Youth Justice Community Support Service

Provision of pre and post release assessment and planning, intensive support and case management for young people at risk of entering custody or exiting Youth Justice Centres.

Support is holistic and is provided predominately on an outreach basis. This service operates over 7 days between the hours of 7.00 am and 10.30 pm.

Community Connections Mentoring

The Community Connections Mentoring Program connects young people who are living in or have lived in out-of-home care with a volunteer mentor from the community.

The program aim to support young people to build a lasting positive relationship with a community mentor to support their transition to independence.

Dandenong Casey Crime Prevention Project (PIVOT)

PIVOT is part of the Victorian Government’s response to youth offending, particularly   recidivist offending, tackling the issue through the proven strategy of strengthening the ability of local communities intervening early and diverting young people from criminal behaviour.

Jesuit Social Services are part of a consortium of services delivering this project and currently employ one senior case worker for this program.

How to apply

How to apply

To view the Position Description and to apply for the position please visit our website jss.org.au

For further information, please contact Sarah Covill, Manager – Youth Justice Programs on 0409 978 491.

Applicants are required to respond to each of the Key Selection Criteria, with names and contact numbers of two referees.  Your responses to the selection criteria should be incorporated into your covering letter.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 7 March 2021

Applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date and may be subject to change without notice.

Jesuit Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, cultural background, age, gender, sexuality, disability or religious affiliation. 

Jesuit Social Services takes child protection seriously. We undertake multiple screening processes including appropriate reference and background checks, Working with Children Check and police checks to ensure the protection of children and young people in our care.

You are required to meet the behaviour standards outlined in our Code of Conduct.


Please quote in application: Coordinator – Youth Justice – South East via Pro Bono Australia.


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