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Youth Diversion Case Manager - Alice Springs

Gap Youth and Community Centre Aboriginal Organisation
  • This is a female identified position for cultural reasons
  • Reports to Youth Diversion Coordinator
  • SCHADS Industry Level 4 (Pay point to be determined based on qualifications and experience), plus leave loading and superannuation
  • Part time, fixed term to 30 June 2023
  • Five (5) weeks annual leave (pro rata) and generous salary sacrifice
  • A six-month probationary period applies
  • Indigenous prioritised position

ABOUT THE GAP

The Gap Youth and Community Centre Aboriginal Corporation, a not-for-profit community-based organisation, has been providing assistance and support to at-risk children, young people, their families and their communities in Alice Springs since 1977. As a multi-service organisation funded by Territory and Federal government, Gap provides a range of support programs and activities to assist and empower young people to make positive choices and decisions for their future.

For over 43 years, Gap has been providing support and assistance to children and young people based on individual need including assistance with educational engagement, housing and homelessness, vocational training, employment assistance, crime prevention & intervention, information, referral, advocacy, practical assistance, drop-in, and recreational activities.

ABOUT THE YOUTH DIVERSION PROGRAM

The Youth Diversion Program works with children and young people aged 10 to 17 years of age who have been referred to the program by the Northern Territory Police Force. The program also has capacity to support children at risk of contact with the Youth Justice system, who may have not had formal diversion involvement. The program is under pinned by a strengths-based, trauma informed approach and operates within a Restorative Justice framework.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The primary purpose of the position is to engage with, build rapport with and support young people who are engaged in formal youth diversion, and/or are at risk of offending or entering the formal youth justice system. To provide case management and support to assist the young person to meet their obligations and to encourage better decision making. The Case Manager provides direct support and supervision to the young people in the youth diversion program.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Engage in recreational and educational activities that are both safe and culturally appropriate.
  • Build rapport with young people that is appropriate and reflects the values set out in the Code of Conduct.
  • Work within the team to achieve the goals that the Coordinator has set.
  • Provide case management to young people and their families.
  • Undertake assessments, maintain case files and prepare reports in relation to young people as required.

The Gap considers that being Aboriginal is a genuine occupational requirement as outlined in the State or Territory legislation and permitted as a ‘under special measure’ under section 8 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and by articles 1(4) and 2(2) of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

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A position description is attached.

Applications will remain open until a suitable applicant is appointed.

The Chief Health Officer Covid-19 Directions (No.55) 2021 (“the Directions”) made under the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011; and Gazette S38, applies to workers in the role you are applying for, and you will be requested to evidence your current COVID-19 vaccination status.

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