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Youth Specialist - Youth Justice - Mount Isa

Save The Children

Queensland has the highest remand rates in Australia and Save the Children's MyJust program is focused on turning this statistic around. We need you to work closely with young people involved with the youth justice system to take the steps to become the best they can be, through practical support, case management and advocacy.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We've been working with families and communities in Queensland as a trusted support for children for nearly 70 years. More information on our work in Queensland is available here.

Where you come in:

In this full time, maximum term position based in Mount Isa (through to June 2025), you'll work with the families of young people aged 10-17 who are on bail and are at high risk of being remanded into custody. Reporting to the Team Leader, you'll provide a range of emotional and practical supports as part of a case management approach.

You will make an impact by:

  • Supporting parents, children and young people to recover from trauma and access whatever resources and support they need to realise their goals
  • Building meaningful, respectful connections with families and young people from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Making use of local community services and accessing referral pathways
  • Maintaining contact with courts and Youth Justice to ensure that requirements are being met

Does this sound like you?

You're a passionate youth worker, and you enjoy working with families and young people from different walks of life, with complex and challenging needs. You understand the issues facing young people and have creative, innovative ideas to provide support. This coupled with your dynamic personality and communication skills enable you to build connections to support young people to lead a bright future.

This role requires:

  • Relevant Diploma level qualification, or significant equivalent experience
  • Experience providing family and individual support within case management frameworks
  • Understanding of the youth justice system
  • Strong time management, organisational and record keeping skills
  • Knowledge of the issues facing young people in the community, including alcohol and other substances, mental health concerns and risks, disengagement from/with education and training opportunities, disruption in family relationships, and displacement and disconnection with their community

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job:

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Award rate salary (slightly above SCHADS Level 4.1) plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Festive leave in addition to regular leave benefits
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Monthly supervision sessions

For more information regarding our employee benefits, please follow this link.

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the 'Apply Now' link.

Position Description - Youth Specialist MyJust Bail Support Program.

For more information about the program and the team that the role works in, see our Program Profile. For any queries, contact Nezler Taufa, Team Leader, on 0437 855 173, or drop in to our office at 121 Marian Street, Mount Isa.

Save the Children is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and client groups, consistent with our obligations under OH&S legislation. Successful applicants are required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19, or proof of medical exemption.

We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure it's straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment - so if we didn't quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We're dedicated to ensuring Save the Children Australia is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you - no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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