Work with at-risk youth to engage them in positive behaviour through social activities, outreach programs and

other early intervention and/or diversionary measures. Provide early intervention or diversionary case management services to

youth at-risk of entering, or having entered, the justice system.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Engage with youth to provide support and outreach and assist with navigating through the justice system and organise

activities and events that successfully engage youth.

2. Establish early intervention or diversionary case management plans that will link youth to a range of services and activities and

provide re-entry to society and divert youth from the justice system.

3. Work with people from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, but specifically Aboriginal young people.

4. Maintain records and provide reports to support service delivery controls and measures.

5. Follow policies and procedures; and work as part of a team to deliver youth outreach and re-engagement program objectives.

6. Maintain personal safety and make decisions in accordance with Territory Families work, health and safety policies and all

relevant legislation including the Youth Justice Act ; the Care and Protection of Children Act ; and the Northern Territory Public

Sector Code of Conduct.

Selection Criteria

Essential:
1. Working knowledge of the youth justice system and/or demonstrated experience working with vulnerable at-risk youth

(youth services, diversion, justice or other similar work areas).

2. Demonstrated success working in a team environment and in a cross cultural environment.

3. Good decision making and problem solving skills and an ability to provide individualised case management to improve

outcomes for vulnerable at-risk youth.

4. Highly developed interpersonal skills to build positive working relationships with the capacity to engage a diverse stakeholder

group.

5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as sound administrative and computer skills.

6. Good organisation, time management and prioritisation skills to ensure tasks are completed to set schedules.

7. Current NT Drivers Licence or ability to obtain.

Desirable:
1. Certificate IV in Youth Work or Certificate IV in Community Services or other relevant field.

Further Information: The successful applicant will be required to hold a current working with children clearance, undergo a

criminal history check confirmed by fingerprints and name check. A criminal history will not necessarily exclude an applicant from

this position. Positions require the ability to work rostered shifts to coincide with at-risk activity.
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