Detention Youth Worker


South Townsville, QLD

Posted 6/13/2019

The Department of Youth Justice provides a safe and secure living environment for young people in detention to ensure that they are held accountable for their offending behaviour. Detention Youth Workers help young people integrate back into the community.

Are you someone who has a passion for connecting with young people and want to make a difference in their life? If so we want to hear from you. We are seeking staff who can deliver activities that are sensitive to:

• Gender

• Cultural beliefs, and

• Health and wellbeing.

If you can influence just one young person to change their life around, it will all be worthwhile. You will supervise and assist our young people through a variety of constructive activities including:

• Cultural programs

• Educational programs

• Therapeutic programs, and

• Vocational programs

You don't need a formal qualification to become a Detention Youth Worker. We value people with life experiences who can be positive role models for young people in detention.

Knowledge of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultures and experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities is highly regarded.

Our recruitment and selection process is thorough and there are several stages to get through to help us determine your suitability for the role, but we will support through each stage. We suggest you read the Applicant Guide to find out more details of our selection process. 

The first stage is the fitness test assessment. We suggest you start preparing for this as soon as possible, by practicing the activities which we have included in the role description. Once we have assessed your application, we will contact you to proceed to the fitness testing.

Detention youth workers work 12 hour day and night shifts on a rotating roster.

On-the-job training is provided during a 5-7 week induction program.

Join the Youth Justice team, if you want a career that will:

• provide a safe and secure environment for young people in detention

• help integrate young people back into their community

• help young people turn their life around

• provide variety in your day-to-day work

• offer career advancement and ongoing training.

Find out more information about Youth Justice Services from our website or visit our careers information website.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

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