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Senior Youth Worker

Queensland Government - Moreton Island, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


The role of Senior Youth Worker is to provide supervision and support to young people who are subject to a youth justice intervention and support the Program Coordinator/Team Coordinator in the ongoing management of Youth Workers, including induction, assistance with performance management and adherence to Workplace Health and Safety policies. This role will require some after hours work.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance to the Program Coordinator/Team Coordinator in ensuring the delivery of high quality service in accordance with relevant legislative provisions, statutory delegations, departmental policies, procedures and contemporary best practice.
  • Develop weekly work rosters, matching young people subject to youth justice orders, with appropriate youth workers.
  • Negotiate with other Government and community agencies, on behalf of young people, so as to enhance their access to services in accordance with the case plan.
  • Conduct regular audits of Workplace Health and Safety issues in relation to agencies. Ensure that safety equipment is available and all equipment used in conjunction with the Community Service Order Program is safe to operate.
  • Provide supervision and support to young people to assist with their compliance with court orders and reintegration into the community in accordance with the case plan.
  • Maintain records of program attendance and prepare reports to assist case planning and reviews, and attend these meetings as required.
  • Participate productively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team involving a range of internal and external stakeholders and service providers to achieve quality casework outcomes.
Capability Requirements
  • Supports strategic direction - You follow directions and show initiative in planning work in consultation with your line manager.
  • Achieves results - You maintain accurate records, complete tasks within designated time frames and are flexible in the workplace to accommodate change.
  • Supports productive working relationships - You build and sustain positive relationships with team members and clients and are responsive to changes in client's needs and expectations.
  • Displays personal drive and integrity - You demonstrate motivation, commitment and respect when working with all stakeholders and adhere to the organisation's Code of Conduct.
  • Communicates with influence - You are able to appropriately engage young people and stakeholders in a variety of situations and are able to communicate sensitively an effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Additional Information
  • 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 to support their ability to meet the key responsibilities.
  • Travel is a requirement of this position, therefore, it is a requirement that the applicant hold a current “C” Class Drivers licence.
  • This role may involve after hours duty.
This position is based at the Redcliffe Youth Justice Service Centre.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Occupational group Community Care

Moreton Island, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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