Casual Youth Officer – Orana Youth Justice Centre (Dubbo)
- Casual shift work covering 24/7
- Paid training and development
- Casual rate of $33.55p/hr, superannuation and shift loading
- This intake is for late August 2021
Youth Justice NSW aims to work with young people to reduce their reoffending and rehabilitate them for positive reintegration into the community. The custodial facilities provide secure and safe care of young offenders who are sentenced to custody by the courts or who are remanded to custody in a Youth Justice centre pending the finalisation of their court matters. There are six Youth Justice centres across the state which accommodate young offenders and offer health,
educational and spiritual services – including individual case management, specialised counselling, and training in job and living skills. There are also 35 Youth Justice community offices that provide community-based intervention for young offenders.
Orana Youth Justice Centre is one of six Youth Justice centres across NSW. Opened in December 1999, Orana Youth Justice Centre is located in Dubbo and has a capacity of 30 young people. The centre accommodates males, mainly from the Central and Far West areas of NSW, who are on control orders or remanded in custody. Youth Officers working at Orana provide supervision to young people in custody aged between 10-21 years, who are some of the most vulnerable people in the state. Many of these young people come from traumatic backgrounds and can display unpredictable behaviour. The centre also offers a range of health, educational and spiritual services to the young people, including individual case management, specialised counselling, and training in job and living skills.
About the role
Youth Officers supervise and work with young people in Youth Justice Centres across NSW and will:
- Supervise young people in custody and ensure all their needs are met on a daily basis
- Respond to challenging situations
- Maintain a safe and secure environment for the young people and staff within the centre
- Proactively avert risk and solve problems
- Be a positive role model who is willing to reinforce boundaries
- Work in accordance with relevant department legislation, policies and procedures
- Follow a structured routine and help young people adjust to the routine
- Communicate well and find common ground with others
- Remain calm in high pressure situations
- Be energetic and enjoy working as part of a team
- Be willing to facilitate and participate in programs to develop the skills of young people
- Be confident in managing conflict in a high pressure and fast paced environment
- Be involved in culturally responsive programs and activities
- Be resilient and flexible in your approach to working with others
The role offers:
- Culturally diverse workplace with equal opportunity
- Attractive casual rates
- Access to staff benefits
- Supportive team environment
- 3 weeks of full-time training to prepare you for entry-level duties
- A job that gives back to the community
- Help young people reintegrate back into society
Requirements of the role:
- An Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a visa that allows you work in Australia with unlimited working rights.
- Possession or willingness to obtain the 'Provide First Aid Certificate' (HLTAID003)
- Possession of a minimum Provisional 2 NSW Driver's licence
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work in a team environment
- NSW Working With Children Check Clearance
- National Background Police Check
- Medical and Fitness Assessment to determine that you are fit to safely carry out the duties of the role without significant risk to yourself or others
- Availability to attend a total of 28 days of mandatory scheduled training during first year of employment:
- Initial induction training (3-week block) = 15 days
- Learning block training (3 x 3 days each) = 9 days
- Workplace training (Single day) = 4 days
- You must pass the assessments during the initial 3 weeks of full-time training to be declared as ready for entry-level duties.
How to apply:
- Ensure that you have read through the Role Description
- Ensure you have an up-to-date resume (no more than three (3) pages) which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to the position.
- Ensure you have a brief cover letter (no more than one (1) page) introducing yourself and explaining your interest in the role.
- Ensure you answer all the pre-screening questions.
- You may then be invited to participate in an interview and assessment process which will be held in late May
The Closing Date for this recruitment is 11:59PM on Sunday 2 May 2021.
For enquiries, please contact [email protected]
A talent pool may be created for casual, temporary, and ongoing roles from this recruitment, valid for a period of up to 18 months.
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