Youth Justice

Caseworker - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander - Continuous Applicant Pool, Youth Justice (BB-DA34A)

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Caseworker - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander - Continuous Applicant Pool writeAgency('Youth Justice'); Youth Justice
Cleveland Youth Detention Centre; Youth Detention and Operations; Belgian Gardens, Townsville

The role of the Caseworker is to deliver culturally appropriate casework and counselling services that promote the safety and well being of young people in detention, facilitate their positive progression through the stages of their period in custody and assist their avoidance of further offending and successful re-integration with families and the community.

Key responsibilities

Deliver best practice statutory casework services to young people through the implementation of a standardised risk assessment tool and intervention skills to develop, facilitate, implement and evaluate intervention culturally appropriate intervention (including departmental programs ART and CHART) in accordance with relevant legislation, strategic objectives, policies and contemporary best practice.

Identify individual case needs, appropriate programs and services to address those needs and ongoing management of cases to ensure clients have maximum opportunities to address their offending behaviour whilst maintaining positive self-development opportunities for young people in accordance with relevant legislation, policies, practices and procedures.

Foster an environment that enables external involvement and access, and internal practices that provide as far as possible for normalised living and working environments in the centre.

Actively participate in the suicide risk assessment process for young people and ensure this information and information on specific case management issues are incorporated into a Single case plan for all young people.

Participate productively and communicate effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to develop, coordinate and monitor the involvement of other staff and external agencies in the provision of welfare, behavioural management, assessment and case management services.

Undertake a range of record and information management tasks including maintenance of case records (including completion of daily case notes), preparation of reports, performance reporting and data entry to ensure casework and accountability. Actively participate in training and professional development activities to develop, maintain and enhance knowledge and competencies to ensure that service delivery is based on contemporary, evidence based, best practice principles and is consistent with current practice trends and departmental objectives.

Liaise with internal and external stakeholders, particularly Child Safety Service Centres and Youth Justice Service Centres, Courts, legal representatives, police, families and relevant community agencies and Indigenous agencies, for the purposes of enhancing and discussing case planning, reviews, legal issues and arrangement of post-detention services.

Assist with the security and safety of the Centre by observance of operational procedures and standards as they impact on the role of the Caseworker.

• For this position, it is a genuine occupational requirement that it be filled by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person as permitted and arguable under Sections , and of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act .

• Possession of a tertiary degree relevant to the role such as social work, behavioural science, social science, criminology or other recognised degree. See the Other important information on the Role Profile regarding other recognised degrees.

• At least one referee must be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who can attest to your background, knowledge, skills and experience as they relate to the cultural capabilities of this role.

Applications to remain current for twelve months

*** Expressions of Interest are called for the temporary coverage of the role of Caseworker – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander at Cleveland Youth Detention Centre. Temporary vacancies over the next months may be sourced from this applicant pool.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights ( ) and diversity ( ).

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