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Senior Transition Officer , Youth Justice

Queensland Government - Brisbane City, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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The role of the Senior Transitions Officer is to coordinate and deliver the Transition to Success (T2S) program for a local area and supervise its development, implementation, and ongoing delivery and improvement. While the focus of the role is largely operational, the role will provide valuable feedback to contribute to the strategic success of the program State-wide. The T2S program is an intensive therapeutic program which supports young people subject to Youth Justice orders or those identified at significant risk of entering the justice system. The intent is that young people will develop positive behaviours via vocational training and therapeutic intervention to support behavioural and emotional regulation and improved social skills. Young people will be supported to transition smoothly into other opportunities after their involvement with the program.

Job details Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Community Engagement and Education
Classification AO6
Workplace Location Brisbane Inner City,Brisbane - North,Brisbane - South
Job ad reference QLD/371614/21
Closing date 14-May-2021
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Fortnightly salary
Total remuneration
Salary Other
Job duration
Contact person Nicole Langford
Contact details Ph: (07) 3097 1300
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There are two positions available. One with Brisbane North YJSC and the other with Brisbane South YJSC. Please advise what position you are applying for in your application and if you are applying for both, please nominate your preference.

Mandatory qualification / requirements:

  • 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 the cultural capabilities.
  • Travel is a requirement of this position, therefore, it is a requirement that the applicant hold a current “C” Class Drivers licence.
To be successful in this role you will be required to demonstrate capability in the following areas:
  • Work effectively to plan, coordinate, promote, generate referrals, manage referrals, and deliver intensive transition group programs for young people with complex needs and who may be subject to statutory orders in accordance with relevant departmental policies, practice standards, and procedures.
  • Supervise or assist in the supervision of a team of multidisciplinary staff to ensure the delivery of high quality client intervention and referral services in accordance with relevant departmental policies, practice standards and procedures.
  • Maintain knowledge of contemporary trends, practices, funding initiatives and service delivery options to ensure the delivery of best practice youth justice programs and services, and assist in identifying trends and issues in client service delivery and evaluating client outcomes, including performance reporting, to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Create and foster collaborative, professional relationships with key stakeholders including relevant internal and external stakeholders to:
o Promote effective coordination, integration and delivery of high quality intensive group and individual programs and activities for young people on youth justice orders and young people at risk of entering the justice system. External stakeholders may include but are not limited to Education, Registered Training Organisations, Child safety, not-for-profits, and business sectors.

o Establish effective transition pathways for participants including establishing an understanding of opportunities for youth employment in the local area, youth employment incentives, and links to other education programs and further training.
  • Participate as a member of the youth justice service centre management team and contribute to strategic and operational planning, reviews and key decision-making, in addition to actively participating in and contributing to the good governance and objectives of the T2S State-Wide team and Transitions Services directorate.
  • Promote the accomplishments of young people, the department, and community through written and verbal communication channels to support the ongoing delivery of the program.
  • Establish and maintain recording and reporting systems in accordance with legislation and departmental policies and procedures to ensure efficient and accountable management and delivery of youth justice programs.
  • Where applicable provide ongoing recruitment, selection, professional development and culturally appropriate supervision and leadership to program staff.
  • Ensure compliance with Workplace Health and Safety legislation and maintain regular audits to ensure compliance is maintained. Ensure that safety equipment is available and all equipment used in conjunction with the T2S program is safe to operate.
Applications to remain current for 12 months.

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Queensland Government

Brisbane City, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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