About BDAC

BDAC provides a range of specialist services for clients based primarily in the Dja Dja Wurrung including Health and Wellbeing services, Family and Community Services and Corporate services.


The Position

To divert young Aboriginal people from the Youth Justice and the Criminal Justice systems by promoting social inclusion within the context of their families, Aboriginal communities, and the wider community.

To ensure a culturally responsive quality service delivery to young Aboriginal people who are at risk of offending or have offended and/or are at risk of further offending.

To ensure that service delivery is based on a culturally appropriate service response that meets the needs of young Aboriginal people and includes holistic approaches, sound assessment, engagement of Aboriginal community supports, facilitation of linkage and unification/reunification to family and Aboriginal community, in order to minimise risk and reduce offending.,

To build capacity within BDAC to work effectively with young people to achieve positive outcomes, including working with a small team of youth workers.


What We Are Offering

  • A competitive salary (depending on skills and experience)
  • Part Time, 0.8 FTE
  • 1 year contract (potential to extend)
  • Access to Salary Packaging
  • Workplace Flexibility
  • A supportive workplace culture and professional development opportunities


Key Responsibilities

•Build capacity within BDAC to work effectively with young people to achieve positive outcomes,
•Work closely with DFFH Youth Justice case managers to provide culturally relevant support to Aboriginal youth justice clients and their families.
•Engage with Aboriginal Cultural Support Plans for Aboriginal youth justice clients with Youth Justice Case Manager
•Identify and engage Aboriginal young people at risk of entering the justice system with cultural support and connection to community.
•Work with key partners such as schools, Local Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committees, and Victoria Police to develop and deliver programs for Aboriginal young people at risk of entering or re-entering the justice system.
•Strengthen relationships between the area Youth Justice team and the Aboriginal community/ies in departmental area and build links between Aboriginal youth justice clients, community leaders, elders and culturally relevant services.
•Providing reports to the team leader/program manager, DOJ,and others as required.
•Maintain confidentiality at all times and professionalism in line with organisational code of conduct and values


About You

•Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the local Aboriginal community
•Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with high risk Aboriginal young people and their families, the Aboriginal community, service providers and colleagues
•Capacity to provide effective support for clients in court and other settings.
•Written and computer literacy skills with the ability to prepare reports, maintain client files and case notes.
•Organisational skills with a demonstrated ability to manage competing demands and work as part of a team.
•Extensive knowledge of local service providers and referral pathways
•Experience in running specialised programs or groups in a safe and culturally appropriate manner.


•Qualifications or knowledge of Justice related discipline


How to Apply

If this role sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, then please apply by providing your CV, and a cover letter entailing how you suit the role by the application closing date, by 5pm on June 29th, 2022.

Koori Youth Justice Worker - Female (Identified) Job in Bendigo, Goldfields & Macedon Ranges - SEEK 

Mandatory Requirements

Should an applicant be the preferred candidate, background checks (Police check, reference check and Working with Children's Check) will be completed prior to the candidate’s employment being confirmed.

You must also be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work at BDAC.

For more information about this position please see the Position Description available at BDAC or contact our human resources team on (03) 5442 4947, or email [email protected]

Please note: Due to the nature of this role, the applicant must be Female, In this position an applicants gender is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by division 2, section 14 & 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1997, as amended.