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)
  • 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 young
people to achieve positive outcomes, including the supervision
and development of a small team of Youth workers.
• Work closely with DHHS Youth Justice case managers to provide
culturally relevant support to Aboriginal youth justice clients and
their families.
• Complete Aboriginal Cultural Support Plans with Aboriginal
youth justice clients
• Identify and engage Aboriginal young people at risk of entering
the justice system with cultural support and connection to
• Work with key partners such as schools, Regional 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 program manager, DOJ, and others as
• Ensure that case records are kept in accordance with the
recording and data requirements of both the agency and the
funding body.
• 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.
• Organizational 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.


•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.