Youth Worker – Youth Justice

POSITION VACANT – Youth Worker Cherbourg

Closes 31st May 2022

About Youth Justice

Youth Justice provides early intervention, statutory youth justice and detention services to ensure that young people are held accountable for their offending behaviour. We help support them to become responsible members of the community. More information about Youth Justice is available from our website.

Your contribution

The role of the Youth Worker is to provide supervision and support to young people subject to a youth justice intervention.

Key duties and responsibilities

The Youth Worker key responsibilities are:


Youth Workers have a range of statutory delegations under the Youth Justice Act 1992.

Is this role for you?  Consider the Leadership competencies for the role.

The Queensland Public Service Leadership competencies for Queensland (LCQ) applies to all role profiles within the department. This role profile is aligned to the individual contributor profile of the LCQ and outlines the relevant competencies and corresponding behaviours from the individual contributor profile that are the basis of assessment of your suitability for the role.

To be successful in this role you will be required to demonstrate capability in the following areas:

Thinks critically and acts on the broader purpose of the system. Gathers insights and embraces new ideas and innovation to inform future practice. Embraces change and leads with focus and optimism in an environment of complexity and ambiguity. Makes considered, ethical and courageous decisions based on insight into the broader context.Strengthens and mobilises the unique talents and capabilities of the workforce. – builds and sustains relationships to enable the collaborative delivery of customer-focused outcomes – inspires others by driving clarity, engagement and a sense of purpose – demonstrates accountability for the execution and quality of results through professionalism, persistence and transparencyFosters an inclusive workplace where health, safety and wellbeing is promoted and prioritised. Pursues opportunities for growth through agile learning, and development of self-awareness. Maintains a high standard of practice through governance and risk management.

To find out more about the behaviours and competencies required for this role visit, for the complete Leadership Competencies for Queensland booklet.

Conditions and benefits of the role

The department provides access to an employee assistance program and a range of learning and development opportunities. Your employment experience with the department will include work-life balance with flexible working options such as flexible start times and telecommuting, competitive salary and benefits (including up to 12.75 per cent superannuation contributions by your employer), generous leave entitlements, career progression opportunities and the chance to make a difference to the people and communities of Queensland.

The department is committed to building an inclusive culture that respects and promotes human rights and diversity. We respectfully journey together to aspire to be the most culturally capable agency in the nation. We are an inclusive, equal employment opportunity employer and place value on our diverse workforce. We encourage applicants representing all genders, ethnicities, ages, languages, sexual orientations, and people with disability or family responsibilities to apply.

How to apply

To enable us to assess your merit, your application should include:

  • a statement not more than two pages that summarises your skills, experience and achievements against the leadership competencies/capabilities and duties/responsibilities
  • 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.
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