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Youth Worker

Tasmanian Government - Detention, TAS

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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Full Job Description
Youth Worker - Custodial Youth Justice (Relief) (513899)

Department of Communities Tasmania
Children, Youth and Families
CYS - Services to Youth

Applications must be submitted by Sunday 25 April, 2021 11:55 PM
Position details
Applications close: Sunday 25 April, 2021 11:55 PM AEST
Award/Classification: Band 4 Range 1 Lvl 2

Salary: $71,912 to $82,898 pro rata, per annum
Employment Type: Casual
Region: North
Location: Ashley Youth Detention Centre

$ 71,912.00 to $ 82,898.00 pro rata, per annum.

General Stream Band 4

Health and Human Services (Tasmanian State Service) Award

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We are a values-based workplace committed to attracting, empowering and retaining a diverse and resilient workforce. Our people help create strong, active and inclusive communities. Find out how this role could work for you

Period of employment / Hours:
Fixed term casual (as and when required) commencing ASAP for a period of 12 months - multiple vacancies

Children and Youth Services - Ashley Youth Detention Centre - Deloraine

Primary Purpose / Focus :
Ashley Youth Detention Centre (AYDC) is Tasmania’s only custodial youth justice facility, providing secure care and custody for young people who are detained or remanded by the courts. It has a 50-bed capacity across four accommodation units and is staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

The Youth Worker assists in the daily operation of a residential unit in conjunction with operational management, and is responsible for the support and supervision of young people attending programs and activities during the course of their shift, and the promotion of a safe, therapeutic and secure environment for young people and staff.

The Youth Worker will:
In accordance with legislative and educational requirements, and individual case management plans, work collaboratively with stakeholders and encourage an interdisciplinary approach to support the engagement of young people in daily routines, programs and activities to assist rehabilitation and positive re-integration of young people in custody back into the community.
Provide and maintain a safe and secure environment that enhances the wellbeing of young people within a custodial setting and promotes a safe workplace for employees through active engagement and positive relationships with young people.
Actively contribute to a culture that promotes de-escalation of aggressive or potentially aggressive situations by enacting de-escalation strategies, programs and activities and only involves the use of force in line with established procedures.
Work within a team environment to maintain a safe, healthy, caring and supportive environment for all residents with a strong focus on promoting respectful relationships and interaction through communication or as part of physical or other activities and programmes as required

Selection criteria includes:
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working with vulnerable young people at risk, including an understanding of child and adolescent development theories together with a sound understanding of issues facing young people, including alcohol and drug use, poverty, disability, cultural identity, mental health and human rights, alongside an understanding of trauma-informed care.
Ability to provide high quality support, care and supervision, including that of a physical nature, to young people in custody across a range of situations, both in a custodial setting and in the community, individually and as part of a team.
Demonstrated understanding of case planning for young people in custody and the ability to support the development and implementation of programs, services and activities as detailed in case plans, to meet the developmental needs of young people in custody to support rehabilitation and positive reintegration into the community through education, recreation and vocational training.
Note : - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for ALL the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Desirable Requirements:
Current first aid certificate.
Current Driver’s Licence.
Knowledge and expertise consistent with qualifications recognised at Certificate IV or above as relevant to Youth Work, Youth Justice or Correctional Practice/Administration.

Essential Requirements:
Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration (Employment type)
Able to meet the psychological suitability and physical fitness deemed appropriate for custodial youth justice duties. *

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
a) crimes of violence
b) sex related offences
c) serious drug offences
d) crimes involving dishonesty
e) serious traffic offences (If Driver's License is an Essential Requirement )
2. Identification check
3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

  • Suitable applicants will be required to undergo psychological testing prior to interview and to consent to an independent medical assessment to confirm their suitability for this role
Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

*** All interested applicants are encouraged to read the Applicant Guide and to discuss the specific details of the vacancy with the Contact Officer. ***

For more information (Contact Officer) :
Name: Fiona Atkins

Email: fiona.atkins@communities.tas.gov.au

Phone: (03) 6362 2311


How to apply:
If you apply online: - Please DO NOT send a hard copy application as well. - You do not need to upload an Application for Employment form.

If you have any difficulty accessing/using the online application process please email your application documents (preferably combined as 1 word or pdf document only) AND a copy of the application form (below) to : workforce.strategy@communities.tas.gov.au

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Detention, TAS

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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