Detention Youth Worker (Townsville)



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 lives? 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. 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, but a Certificate IV or Diploma in Youth Justice or Youth Work is highly desirable. 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. Detention Youth Workers work 12 hour day and night shifts on a rotating roster. On-the-job training is provided during a 5 week induction program.

Detention Youth Workers are required to be able to call upon the knowledge and capabilities they gain through this induction program throughout their work. 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. Learn more about youth detention at our website (www.

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23 Oct 2019


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