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Youth Justice Program Coordinator - Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation - Yuendumu

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LOCATION

This position is based in the community of Yuendumu, NT (approx 330kms NW of Alice Springs).

About WYDAC

Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC) has dedicated itself to developing the strength, health, confidence and leadership of Warlpiri youth since 1993. The program aims to promote positive and meaningful future pathways for all young Warlpiri people.

The notable and sustainable success of the program has been firmly based on the strength of Warlpiri youth, families and their communities, as well as the ongoing commitment of staff. The program was created by, and for, Warlpiri people, and is governed by a Warlpiri Committee.

The WYDAC head office is in Yuendumu Community, however WYDAC is comprised of a variety of programs operating at five different Warlpiri sites – Yuendumu, Willowra, Nyirripi, Lajamanu and Mt Theo Outstation.

WYDAC also have an office located in Alice Springs. There are over 70 staff across the entire organisation with more than half of these being Warlpiri people.

Primary Purpose

The WYDAC Youth Justice Program Coordinator will:

  • Contribute to the development and delivery of a strengths-based, trauma-informed, culturally responsive, community developed ‘Youth Justice / Youth Diversion Program’ for the four Warlpiri Communities in the Northern Territory.
  • Ensure that the WYDAC Youth Justice / Diversion Program leads to evidence-based outcomes for the young people involved, empowering them to successfully complete their youth justice / diversion requirements, implement positive lifestyle changes, re-engage with the community and reduce risk of re-offending.
  • Apply an in-depth knowledge of restorative justice processes including family and victim offender conferencing.
  • Ensure quality facilitation of group-based psycho-educational and criminogenic needs focused programs are being delivered for youth justice / diversion clients.
  • Apply sound theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the development, delivery and evaluation of programs and a range of services.
  • Manage own professional development in responding to domestic and family violence, alcohol and other drugs, and mental health.
  • Identify the relationship between factors which influence young people’s offending behaviours and evidence of effective practice in working with young offenders.
  • Be an active member of a multidisciplinary team, participate in regular clinical supervision and ongoing professional development and training.

Supervision and Management of Staff

  • Provide oversight, supervision and support to WYDAC Youth Justice / Youth Diversion Program staff including case coordinators, program facilitators and Warlpiri mentors utilising a strengths based, trauma-informed and culturally responsive approach.
  • Support recruitment campaigns, including being available for interviews across the Youth Justice team.
  • Ensure that appropriate and relevant resources are gathered to support Youth Justice / Diversion staff in their clinical work with young people and families.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a community developed Warlpiri Youth Justice / Youth Diversion Program that is strengths-based, trauma informed, and culturally responsive.
  • Ensure that the WYDAC Youth Justice / Diversion Program leads to evidence-based outcomes for the young people involved, empowering them to successfully complete their youth justice / diversion requirements, implement positive lifestyle changes, re-engage with the community and reduce risk of re-offending.
  • Apply an in-depth knowledge of restorative justice processes including family and victim offender conferencing.
  • Ensure quality facilitation of group-based psycho-educational and criminogenic needs focused programs are being delivered for youth justice / diversion clients.
  • Apply sound theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the development, delivery and evaluation of programs and a range of services.
  • Manage own professional development in responding to domestic and family violence, alcohol and other drugs, and mental health.
  • Identify the relationship between factors which influence young people’s offending behaviours and evidence of effective practice in working with young offenders.
  • Be an active member of a multidisciplinary team, participate in regular clinical supervision and ongoing professional development and training.

Integrated Case Coordination

  • Liaise and consult with both internal and external stakeholders on issues relevant to the management of young offenders to ensure holistic, integrated and coordinated case management is being provided.
  • Support Youth Justice / Youth Diversion Case Workers and Warlpiri Mentors to successfully case coordinate youth justice clients as per detailed policies and procedures including:
    • Assessing referred clients for admission
    • Developing client care plans for entry, evaluation and exit
    • Engaging with clients, families and staff on the implementation of the client care plan
    • Maintaining up-to-date files including daily assessments and reporting
    • Supervising and reflecting on youth justice / youth diversion program activities
    • Representing young people in bush court ensuring liaison with families
    • Liaising with external agencies including courts, correctional services, NAAJA, police, clinic, centrelink etc.
    • Attending and running regular meetings critical to the running of the Department

Administration

  • Ensure data collection is accurate and up to date on a daily basis.
  • Provide high quality reports to the agency as well as to external stakeholders such as courts, youth justice workers and legal supports.
  • Ensure that internal reporting deadlines are met.
  • Ensure that data for the Youth Justice / Youth Diversion Program is accurately recorded in the database and that extraction of data is conducted in a timely manner, in line with external reporting deadlines as provided.

Conditions

  • Annual Salary: $84,850
  • Annual Leave: 7 weeks plus 17.5% loading
  • Accommodation: Provided at $25 per week rent, includes utilities, phone and internet
  • Vehicle: Provided for work purposes
  • 1 additional rostered day off every 2 months
  • An airfare allowance of $1000 is provided after each 12 months of service
  • Extras: Salary Sacrifice is available up to $15000 per annum

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