- Job posted on: 8th Jan 2019
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Jesuit Social Services works to build a just society. We stand in solidarity with those in need, expressing a faith that promotes justice. We work to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential by partnering with the community to support those in need and working to change policies, practices, ideas and values that perpetuate inequality, prejudice and exclusion.
Jesuit Social Services has worked in the Northern Territory since 2008, and established a Darwin office in 2016. We have built a strong reputation in the Northern Territory for delivering services, growing community capacity and advocating for improved social policy.
Building on 40 years experience working with young people and adults in the justice system (including our highly successful youth justice group conferencing program in Victoria), we are very pleased to be piloting a Youth Justice Group Conferencing program in Darwin and Palmerston.
Our approach emphasises cross cultural competence and participant empowerment as key principles when engaging people with multiple and complex needs. We give attention to their skills and strengths rather than deficits; and to self-determination and responsibility rather than dependency.
In 2017 Jesuit Social Services commenced delivery of the first Youth Justice Group conferencing pilot in NT, with a focus on Darwin, Palmerston and Katherine.
Reporting to the General Manager Northern Territory we are seeking an experienced manager to join our team. This role will work strategically with key stakeholders to establish and further develop evidence based programs, including, restorative justice approaches programs being youth and family group conferencing.
Drawing on over 40 years in the industry in Victoria, NSW and the Northern Territory, this role will be informed by Jesuit Social Services’ practice framework and social justice experience.
At an operational level you will be responsible for leading and co-ordinating programs together with identifying opportunities whereby local need can be addressed.
You will also be responsible for providing practice development and supervision to key roles internally and accompanying Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations, building an effective evidence-based approach.
This role will suit a candidate with the following skills and experience: