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Youth Justice Worker - Parkville, Malmsbury Youth Justice Precincts. 

Be a role model for young people in custody and help turn their lives around.

·         Starting salary of up to $74,500 including penalty rates + super

·         Job security with future career opportunities

·         Full training provided

·         Multiple vacancies

We are now recruiting for full-time and casual roles at Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct and full-time roles at Parkville Youth Justice Precinct.

Why work in youth justice?

·         It’s unique and rewarding work – you’ll experience the satisfaction of seeing small but important shifts in behaviour or attitudes you’ve helped to influence.

·         We have a diverse workforce– you’ll achieve personal and career growth by working intensively with different groups of young people and youth justice teams.

·         We are dynamic and forward-thinking – by being part of the youth justice sector, you’ll be part of forward-thinking approaches in the rehabilitation of young people.

·         We encourage professional growth – you’ll be provided with ongoing learning opportunities from day one, receive ‘on the job’ training and complete a fully-funded Certificate IV in Youth Justice (launching in 2022)..

·         We encourage career diversity – You’ll be mentored by leaders in the field and have exposure to other career pathways including team leadership, case management, cultural support, and policy-based work.

·         Ongoing job security – The work you’ll be doing is critical to the ongoing safety of Victoria. You’ll receive annual pay increases and five weeks paid annual leave.

Learn more about being a youth justice worker

Information sessions

To learn more, register for our online webinars where you can ask questions about day-to-day work and the career opportunities available.


Date: Tuesday 11 January 2022

Time: 5.30pm AEST

Click here to register 


Date: Wednesday 12 January 2022

Time: 5.30pm AEST

Click here to register

Make the move to regional Victoria

Malmsbury is located in North-Western Victoria, and known for its gorgeous parklands, thriving arts scene and a strong sense of community.

The department is currently offering up to $10,000 to cover relocation expenses to those who secure ongoing employment at the Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct. Your relocation must be within a 60-minute drive of the Malmsbury precinct. Speak to our team to learn more about our relocation package.

What makes a great youth justice worker?

Great youth justice workers can come from any profession or background. Key qualities we look out for include:

·         Passion and empathy – the willingness to work with young people while still setting boundaries.

·         Life experience – the ability to adapt and manage challenging situations.

·         Dedication and resilience – maintaining positivity and commitment even after setbacks.

·         Teamwork – working with a close team. 

·         Verbal and written communication skills – Building rapport with young people from all walks of life and report writing will be a key part of your role.

·         Positivity – the skill for solving challenges and complex issues with bright ideas.

For more information, contact the Youth Justice Recruitment Team on 1300 191 834 or email 

Applications close midnight, Wednesday 19 January 2022.

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