Youth Worker

To be successful in this role you will be required to demonstrate capability in the following areas: Vision Results Accountability- Leads change in complex environments: Embraces change and leads with focus and optimism in an environment of complexity and ambiguity.- Makes insightful decisions: Makes considered, ethical and courageous decisions based on insight into the broader context.

  • Builds enduring relationships: Builds and sustains relationships to enable the collaborative delivery of customer-focused outcomes.- Drives accountability and outcomes: Demonstrates accountability for the execution and quality of results through professionalism, persistence and transparency.
  • Fosters healthy and inclusive workplaces: Fosters an inclusive workplace where health, safety and wellbeing is promoted and prioritised.- Pursues continuous growth: Pursues opportunities for growth through agile learning, and development of self-awareness.Role specific/technical skills- You have knowledge of the impacts of historical and contemporary policy and practices upon Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and how this relates to youth justice practice.To find out more about the competencies required for this role visit, for the complete Leadership competencies for Queensland booklet.How to apply: To enable us to assess your merit, your application should include: – a cover letter outlining why you think you are the best person for the Youth Worker role and what skills and experience you can bring to this role. – a current resume containing details of 2 referees. At least one referee should have a thorough knowledge of your work over the past two years as your manager or supervisor.- Apply via If you experience any technical difficulties when accessing, please contact 13 QGOV (13 74 68). All calls relating to the status of your application once the vacancy has closed should be directed to the contact officer on the role profile. If you do not have internet access and are unable to submit your application online, contact the QSS Customer Support Team on 1300 146 370, between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, to enquire about alternative arrangements. Late applications cannot be submitted via Smart jobs, so please allow enough time before the closing date to submit your application. If the Selection Panel has granted approval to consider a late application, contact the QSS Customer Support Team on the numbers above to arrange this.Hand delivered applications will not be accepted.See tips on how to write a resume and cover letter

Mandatory Requirement

  • One of the referees should be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who can attest to the applicant’s background, knowledge, skills and experience as they relate to the cultural capabilities.
  • Travel is a requirement of this position, therefore, it is a requirement that the applicant hold a current ‘C’ Class Drivers licence.
  • It is a condition of employment for this role for the employee to be, and remain, vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with the Chief Health Officer COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Workers in a high-risk setting Direction and the department’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination policy.

You will be required to provide one of the following types of documentation for the hiring manager to sight before an offer of employment will be made:

  • a COVID-19 digital certificate
  • your immunisation history statement
  • an International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate for overseas travel.

Youth Justice provides early intervention, statutory youth justice and detention services to ensure that young people are held accountable for their offending behaviour. We help support them to become responsible members of the community. More information about Youth Justice is available from our website.

The role of the Youth Worker is to deliver quality individual and group supervision, practical support and general mentoring to young people subject to intervention under the Youth Justice Act (1992).

Applications to remain current for 12 months.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.

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