Vacancies in our Youth Bail Support team:

Program Lead - Bundaberg

The opportunity:

To manage the Youth Bail Support Service in the Bundaberg region, which assists young people involved in the youth and criminal justice system. It will be expected that you will provide:

  • Provision of timely, effective, culturally and age-appropriate interventions and intensive case management of young people aged 10 – 17, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth to improve their chances of being granted bail, meet their conditions of bail and improve their connection to pro-social activities and supports and enhance their social and emotional wellbeing
  • Establish, foster and strengthen relationships between local communities, elders, recognised entities and health, justice and community providers to ensure key stakeholders participate in the co-design of local solutions and strategies in addressing issues that impact on Bundaberg youth at risk or involved in anti-social and criminal activities
  • Develop and implement strategies to increase ongoing participation and engagement of young people in Bridges Bail support and associated support services, where relevant.
  • Ensure that services and interventions support BHCC’s purpose, vision and core values

About the group you will be working with:

 • Young people aged 10 – 17 years who are at high risk of being remanded in custody

 • Young people who are alleged to have committed an offence and could be eligible for bail, but are at high risk of remand without support  

• Are at risk of re-offending or non-compliance with their orders without support

• Are remanded in custody due in part, to lack of stable accommodation and/or positive support in the community

Selection criteria:

  • Tertiary and or Diploma qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Youth work or r equivalent experience will be highly regarded
  • Demonstrated experience in working with young people at risk and/or involved in the criminal justice system
  • An understanding of contemporary mental health and recovery-orientated practice
  • Sound understanding of court and diversionary processes or ability to acquire.
  • Experience working in an evidence based practice environment  
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organise and manage daily tasks.
  • Exceptional communication skills including:
    • The ability to communicate clearly, professionally and respectfully with young people, families, colleagues, other agency personnel and external stakeholders;
    • Accurate, precise, professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated computer skills, with intermediate to advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office applications and SMART technology
  • Current senior first aid certificate, or willingness to obtain

It is a Bridges requirement to obtain the following licences before commencement:

  • Blue Card for working with children and young people
  • Yellow Card Exemption, and/or NDIS Worker Screening Card
  • Current Queensland Driver's Licence (open)
  • The right to work in Australia

If you resonate with the above, we want to hear from you. Of course, with a role of this nature, you will be a strong communicator (written & verbal), an ability to work in diverse settings, and you will be IT-savvy.

To learn more about this rare and unique opportunity, email our CEO, Sharon Sarah: [email protected], or call our head office on 1300 707 655.

We look forward to hearing from you.