Koori Youth Justice Worker - Male (Identified) 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 riskand reduce offending. To build capacity within BDAC to work effectively with young people to achieve positiveoutcomes, including working with a small team of youth workers. What We Are Offering A competitive salary (depending on skills and experience) Full time 1 year contract (potential to extend) Access to Salary Packaging Workplace Flexibility A supportive workplace culture and professional development opportunities Key Responsibilities • To build capacity within BDAC to work effectively with youngpeople to achieve positive outcomes, including the supervisionand development of a small team of Youth workers.• Work closely with DHHS Youth Justice case managers to provideculturally relevant support to Aboriginal youth justice clients andtheir families.• Complete Aboriginal Cultural Support Plans with Aboriginalyouth justice clients• Identify and engage Aboriginal young people at risk of enteringthe justice system with cultural support and connection tocommunity.• Work with key partners such as schools, Regional AboriginalJustice Advisory Committees, and Victoria Police to developand deliver programs for Aboriginal young people at risk ofentering or re-entering the justice system.• Strengthen relationships between the area Youth Justice teamand the Aboriginal community/ies in departmental area andbuild links between Aboriginal youth justice clients, communityleaders, elders and culturally relevant services.• Providing reports to the program manager, DOJ, and others asrequired.• Ensure that case records are kept in accordance with therecording and data requirements of both the agency and thefunding body.• Maintain confidentiality at all times and professionalism in linewith 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 peopleand 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, maintainclient files and case notes.• Organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to manage competing demandsand work as part of a team.• Extensive knowledge of local service providers and referral pathways. Desired •Qualifications or knowledge of Justice related discipline How to Apply If this role sounds like the role for you then send your CV and a cover letter detailing how you suit the role by the application closing date, at 5pm on the 29nd of June, 2022. Koori Youth Justice Worker - Male (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.com.au or contact our human resources team on (03) 5442 4947 or send an email through to [email protected] Please note: Due to the nature of this role, the applicant must be Male, 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.