Positions Vacant: Cherbourg Youth Justice

1 x Convenor (Permanent Full Time)

The role of the Convenor is to facilitate the provision of Restorative Justice processes within Youth Justice. This involves engaging with the people most affected by a young person’s offending and assisting them to determine an appropriate response to repair the harm. It also involves assisting young people to reintegrate into the community and promoting reduction of re-offending. The role will include conducting conferences as an accredited Convenor under the Youth Justice Act (1992). (more information below)

1 x Youth Worker (Temporary Part Time)

The role of the Youth Worker is to provide supervision and support to young people subject to a Youth Justice intervention, through Program activities, Court compliance, community reintegration and access to services. They maintain accurate and timely records.

The successful applicant will have positive relationship skills and sound cultural capability. (more information below)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.  If you would like to speak to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person with regards to making an application for the Youth Worker position, please contact Tanya Alberts on (07) 4179 5300.

Applications close COB Friday 6th August, 2021

Applications to be submitted on Smart Jobs: https://smartjobs.qld.gov.au/

Role TitleYouth Worker
Classification003
Service AreaCherbourg Youth Justice
LocationMurgon / Cherbourg
Contact for Further InformationRodney Hunt (07) 4179 5300
Salary per fortnight$27,445 – $29,154 p.a.
Employment TypeTemporary part time (0.5FTE – 36hrs.15min/fortnight)
Mandatory RequirementsDrivers licence essential One of the referees should be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who can attest to the applicant’s background, knowledge, skills and experience as they relate to cultural capabilities.
Vacant FromCurrently vacant
Vacant to31/01/2021 with possible extension
Role StatementRole scope The role of the Youth Worker is to provide supervision and support to young people subject to a Youth Justice intervention, through Program activities, Court compliance, community reintegration and access to services. They maintain accurate and timely records. The successful applicant will have positive relationship skills and sound cultural capability. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.  If you would like to speak to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person with regards to making an application, please contact Tanya Alberts on (07) 4179 5300. Principal responsibilities of this role Provide supervision and support to young people in accordance with relevant legislative provisions, strategic priorities, statutory delegations, departmental policies, procedures and contemporary best practice.Support the Program Coordinator in relation to the maintenance of services for young people subject to youth justice interventions.Provide supervision and support to young people to assist with their compliance with court orders and reintegration into the community in accordance with the case plan.Negotiate with other Government and community agencies, on behalf of young people, so as to enhance their access to services in accordance with the case plan.Maintain records of program attendance and prepare reports to assist case planning and reviews, and attend these meetings as required.   How will you be assessed for this role? To be successful in this role you will be required to demonstrate capability in the following areas:   Supports strategic direction – You follow directions and show initiative in planning work in consultation with your line manager. Achieves results – You maintain accurate records, complete tasks within designated time frames and are flexible in the workplace to accommodate change.Supports productive working relationships – You develop and maintain positive relationships with team members and clients and are responsive to changes in client’s needs and expectations.  Displays personal drive and integrity – You demonstrate motivation, commitment and respect when working with all stakeholders and adhere to the organisation’s Code of Conduct.Communicates with influence – You are able to appropriately engage young people and stakeholders in a variety of situations and are able to communicate sensitively an effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  
How to Apply:Your application should be comprised of the following: a one page cover letter outlining who you are, your strengths and qualifications, and why you are interested in this role. a current resume containing details of 2 referees. At least one referee should have a thorough knowledge of your work over the past two years as your manager or supervisor. Applications to be submitted on Smart Jobs: https://smartjobs.qld.gov.au/
Closing Date:COB Friday 6 August 2021
Role TitleConvenor
ClassificationAO4
Service AreaCherbourg Youth Justice
LocationMurgon / Cherbourg
Contact for Further InformationGaye O’Sullivan (07) 4179 5300
Salary per fortnight$74,615 – $81,816 p.a.
Employment TypePermanent Full Time
Mandatory RequirementsDrivers licence essential
Vacant From23/07/2021
Vacant toPermanent position
Role StatementRole scope The role of the Convenor is to facilitate the provision of Restorative Justice processes within Youth Justice. This involves engaging with the people most affected by a young person’s offending and assisting them to determine an appropriate response to repair the harm. It also involves assisting young people to reintegrate into the community and promoting reduction of re-offending. The role will include conducting conferences as an accredited Convenor under the Youth Justice Act (1992). Principal responsibilities of this role: Convenors have a range of statutory delegations under the Youth Justice Act 1992.   Work effectively within a statutory environment to facilitate restorative justice processes with young people who have committed offences, victims and other relevant parties and complete all tasks consistent with legislative, policy and procedural requirements. Ensure that written and oral information and advice to courts, agencies and other stakeholders is in accordance with relevant statutory, legislative, policy and procedural requirements. Work collaboratively as part of a team, to achieve positive outcomes for victims, young people who have committed offences, their families and the community. Identify, liaise and maintain strong working relationships with relevant external stakeholders. Pro-actively work to ensure the use of culturally appropriate, collaborative and evidence-based restorative justice processes that align with Youth Justice strategic direction. Actively participate in a range of continuing professional development activities to continuously improve your ability to contribute to organisational goals, includingtraining, supervision and accreditation.   How will you be assessed for this role? To be successful in this role you will be required to demonstrate capability in the following areas:   Role specific – You have knowledge of and ability to apply theoretical perspectives that relate to Youth Justice practice, Restorative Justice processes and working with victims, young people and families. Supports strategic direction – You are committed to reducing offending and re-offending, and supporting victims, and understand how your work will contribute to this organisational goal. You research and analyse information and make recommendations based on evidence. You identify issues that may impact on tasks and suggest improvements to work tasks and business practices. You embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural capability into your key responsibilities. Achieves results – You work within agreed priorities, see tasks through to completion and communicate outcomes to your supervisor to help achieve quality outcomes for clients and the team. Supports productive working relationships- You build and sustain effective working relationships with your team, clients and stakeholders using your well-developed communication and facilitation skills to ensure a high standard of service delivery.You communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Displays personal drive and integrity – You understand and comply with legislative, policy and regulatory frameworks and demonstrate a commitment to acting professionally and seeking feedback on behaviour and work performance from your supervisor. Communicates with influence – You sensitively listen to, consider and acknowledge differing ideas, ensure clear verbal and written communication and adapt your communication to meet audience needs. You have demonstrated written and oral communication skills and the ability to apply these efficiently in a statutory environment.  
How to Apply:Your application should be comprised of the following: To apply, your application should include:   a one page cover letter outlining who you are, your strengths and qualifications, and why you are interested in this role   a suitability statement (2 pages maximum), including examples, outlining your suitability for the role by addressing the capabilities requirements listed under ‘Is this role for you?’ The statement must be in Arial Font size 11. Please Note: Your statement may be considered as an example of your written communication skills.     a current resume containing details of 2 referees. At least one referee should have a thorough knowledge of your work over the past two years as your manager or supervisor.   Applications to be submitted on: www.smartjobs.qld.gov.au
Closing Date:COB Friday 6 August 2021