Youth Justice Officer recruitment

Youth Justice Officers (YJOs) provide care, supervision and support to young people in Youth Justice facilities through the use of programs and education to enhance their social, physical and emotional well-being and actively assist and engage in a range of measures to assist in reducing re-offending.

Youth Justice Officer Recruitment Information Pack  (65.9 mb)

Key responsibilities

To be successful in this role you will utilise your life experience, knowledge and skills in dealing with young people to assist motivating them to make positive changes in their lives.

To achieve this you will require:

  • A genuine interest in helping young people
  • A positive and energetic approach and desire to make a difference
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build appropriate relationships with youth people
  • High level of integrity and resilience
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • A good level of physical fitness
  • An understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and an ability to relate to young people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

The benefits

Benefits for Ongoing Employees:

  • Challenging opportunities to learn new skills and contribute towards rehabilitation of young people
  • Current starting base salary of $56,869* plus superannuation, shift penalties and overtime opportunities (when availability)
  • Variety in work patterns –  Youth Justice Centres are in operation 24 hour/7 days a week
  • Paid training, for nationally accredited qualifications (Certificate III in Correctional Practice - Youth Justice)
  • Up to six weeks recreation leave each year and a possible additional week for shift work (conditions apply)
  • Working with a professional and experienced team

*Salaries are current at time of publication.

 

Benefits for Casual Employees:

  • Challenging opportunities to learn new skills and contribute towards rehabilitation of  young people
  • Paid training, for nationally accredited qualifications (Certificate III in Correctional Practice - Youth Justice)
  • Hourly rate of $35.86 per hour which increases by 3% each year in line with the EBA arrangements
  • Variety in work patterns – Youth Justice Centres are in operation 24 hour/7 days a week
  • Flexibility in hours and shifts

*Hourly rate current at time of publication.

Who can apply

Anyone can apply however offers of employment can only be made if you hold a relevant working visa for Australia. Offers of permanent employment can only be made to Australian Citizens, New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia.

Training

YJOs initially enter into a temporary contract with for a 12 month period, and undertake training to successfully complete Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Youth Justice). Once you have been selected as a Youth Justice Officer you will be required to undergo an intensive off-the-job training course of eight weeks, which will incorporate a number of shifts in the Detention Centre. Casual employees must be available to attend the eight week, full time training course.

Selection process

The department uses a bulk recruitment process to attract and recruit YJOs.

Staff will be recruited as a group when operationally required. There are several stages in the selection process. Please read our Information pack for more details.

If you require further information please contact Jessica Innes on (08) 8924 4025 or email YJO.Recruitment@nt.gov.au.

Last updated: 12 January 2017