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Casual Youth Officer - Reiby

NSW Department of Communities and Justice - Wedderburn, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Casual Youth Officer – Reiby Youth Justice Centre (Campbelltown)

  • Casual shift work covering 24/7
  • Paid training and development
  • Casual rate of $33.55p/hr, superannuation and shift loading
  • This intake is for the second half of 2021

About Youth Justice NSW

Youth Justice NSW is a division of the Department of Communities and Justice within the Stronger Communities NSW cluster. Formerly known as Juvenile Justice, Youth Justice NSW supervises and provides custodial and community-based services for young offenders under the Children (Detention Centres) Act, 1987 . There are six Youth Justice centres across NSW 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 34 Youth Justice community offices that provide community-based intervention for young people who are at risk of reoffending. Youth Justice NSW aims to work with young people to reduce their reoffending, rehabilitate and return them to society.

About Reiby Youth Justice Centre

Reiby Youth Justice Centre is located at Airds near Campbelltown, with a capacity for 55 young people. The centre was opened in August 1973, accommodating females aged 10 to 21 and males under the age of 15 years, who are on control orders or on remand. The centre also specialises in managing young male offenders with extreme behavioural problems with a unit specifically designated to address the special needs of this group. The Waratah Unit, also at Reiby Youth Justice Centre, was opened in late 2010, and is a pre-release unit aimed at preparing young people for return into the community. The unit caters for 10 young people from across NSW.

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 and flexible working arrangements
  • Access to staff benefits
  • Supportive team environment
  • 5 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 5 week Induction, Training and Assessment Program (ITAP)
  • You must pass the assessments during these initial 5 weeks of full-time training to be declared as ready for entry-level duties.

How To Apply

For your application to be considered, you must:
  • Ensure that you have read the Role Description
  • Attach an updated resume of no more than three (3) pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to the position.
  • Attach a cover letter of no more than one (1) page introducing yourself and explaining your interest in the role.
  • Attach your Working with Children Check (WWCC) and First Aid Certificate if you already have them
  • Ensure you answer all the pre-screening questions
  • Click the 'apply' button to submit your application

Key Dates
  • Closing Date for applications is Monday 31 May 2021 at 11:59PM
  • You may then be invited to participate in an interview and assessment process which is due to be held in June.

A talent pool may also be created from this recruitment, valid for a period of up to 18 months.

Inclusion and Diversity lies at the heart of how we recruit

We continue to hire great people with a wide variety of skills, experience and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ+, culturally and linguistically diverse people, carers and other diversity groups.

Wedderburn, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency


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