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Aboriginal Employment in Youth Justice
The youth justice program works with young offenders aged between 10-20 years old who will generally be on a Children's Court, or in some cases, adult court order. Youth justice workers work across three main areas: youth justice custodial centres, youth justice units and courts.
In a youth custodial centre a youth justice worker is responsible for providing care, supervision, safety and support for young people sentenced or on remand.
In a youth justice unit, a youth justice worker provides care and supervision for young people on community-based orders and advice to courts to assist them to make informed decisions.
- Youth justice centres
- Parkville Youth Residential Centre
- Melbourne Youth Justice Centre
- Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre
- Youth justice units
- Children's Court.
Youth Justice centres
It is highly desirable to have one of the following qualifications:
- Certificate IV in Youth Work (Juvenile Justice/Youth Justice)
- Certificate IV Youth Justice or equivalent.
We also welcome people with qualifications in social work, welfare work, psychology and criminal justice.
Youth Justice community units
You will need a tertiary qualification in one of the following areas:
- Bachelor of Social Work or
- Diploma in Welfare Studies
- Other tertiary qualifications at Diploma level of above will be considered only if they include units of study in case management/casework practice and supervised practical work placements
Youth Justice workers are required to undergo safety screening, which includes a police check and a working with children check.
Youth justice centre staff are employed under the Victorian Public Service Agreement 2006 – Youth Justice Worker (YJW) structure.
- Entry level salary range - YJW1
- More senior roles - YJW2 - YJW6
Youth justice community unit staff and court advice service staff are employed under the Victorian Public Service Agreement 2006 - Child Protection Worker (CPW) structure.
- Entry level salary (CPW2)
- More senior roles (CPW3 - CPW6)
How to apply
See applying for a job in the Application Process section (see link in Related resources below) to find out how to apply for positions in Youth Justice.
Aboriginal Employment Unit
1300 092 406