Communities and Justice

Training & Development Advisor – Orana Youth Justice Centre,

Youth Justice

  • Train core custodial programs including Protective Tactics that involves ‘use of force’
  • Temporary Full-Time up to 12 months
  • Location: Orana Youth Justice Centre – Dubbo
  • Clerk Grade 7/8, Salary ($99,431 – $110,064 pa), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading


About us

The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) is the lead agency under the Stronger Communities Cluster. DCJ works to enable everyone’s right to access justice and help for families through early intervention and inclusion, with benefits for the whole community. Stronger Communities is focussed on achieving safe, just, inclusive and resilient communities by providing services that are effective and responsive to community needs. For the first time, the creation of DCJ and Stronger Communities provides an opportunity to focus on prevention and early intervention across both the social welfare and justice systems.


Youth Justice is a dynamic organisation in a period of exciting change. Youth Justice supervises and cares for young people in the community and in detention centres in NSW. The division provides diversionary and community-based services, as well as custodial services in detention centres for young people on remand and on control order.


About the role

Orana Youth Justice Centre is looking for a Training & Development Advisor to deliver, monitor and assess quality training and development programs for staff to supplement the resources of the Organisation Development and Training Unit’s custodial team.

  • Co-ordinate, deliver and evaluate training and development programs and activities for Youth Justice.
  • Ensure local training facilities and training records are maintained in accordance with Departmental standards.
  • Assist with the delivery of the local Youth Officer Induction Training and Assessment Program (ITAP).
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of learning and development policy and strategies to achieve Divisional and Departmental objectives.
  • Work in collaboration with the Organisation Development and Training Unit’s custodial team to identify needs and capability skill gaps and provide local support for the ongoing development of capabilities.
  • Provide information and advice to management regarding training and development needs of divisional staff to assist in strategic planning.
  • Delivering training courses for which they are trained – including Use of Force – and keeping updated on contemporary practice.
  • Keeping abreast of key developments in the training.
  • Appropriately challenging resistance to change.
  • Model an evidence based, trauma informed, culturally sensitive, child centred approach when training and coaching staff


Essential Requirements

  • Current drivers licence required
  • Ability to travel to various Youth Justice locations across NSW regularly if required.
  • NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance for paid employment – Current NSW Working with Children Check clearance for paid employment – The Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 requires persons engaged in children related work to have Working with Children clearances. If successful in this role you will be required to provide a Working with Children Check clearance number prior to commencing in the role. To obtain further information and to apply for a WWCC clearance please click here
  • It is an essential requirement of the role that successful applicants are fully vaccinated and able to provide acceptable proof of vaccination status.


About you


In addition to meeting the essential requirements, the successful candidate must demonstrate strong capabilities in:

  • Experience or strong knowledge in practice implementation and evaluation.
  • Capability to deliver training on-line where required.
  • Delivering training courses for which they are trained and keeping updated on contemporary practice.
  • Keeping abreast of key developments in the training.
  • Appropriately challenging resistance to change.


Youth Justice is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and greater consideration will be given to suitable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. With the overrepresentation of Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system we are looking for people with strong cultural identity to support Orana staff to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young offenders to help to decrease their re-offending and increase their capacity to successfully re-integrate with their community.


Does this sound like you?  Click Here top download the role description for more information.


Applying for the role


To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via https://jobs.dcj.nsw.gov.au/ or  www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au


For any technical support please contact the Recruitment team on 1800 810 316 Option 4 or the Recruitment Consultant – Lisa Smith on 02 8688 1119


When applying you will need to:


  1. Answer the two pre-screening questions below – we are looking for you to demonstrate your competency in this focus capability.


  • Discuss how you have used data and information to identify a need for improvement in a process or system and have then developed and implemented a solution. What did you do? Who did you involve? What was the outcome? How did you know you had met the stakeholders’ needs?


  • Discuss how you have been able to clearly explain complex concepts and arguments to individuals and groups. What did you have to do to plan and organise this? What challenges did you encounter and how did you overcome them? How did you know your message was understood?



2.         Attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as specified in the role description.



Contact: Jaimie McGregor – Manager Organisation Development & Training (Custody)| E: jaimie.mcgregor@dcj.nsw.gov.au  | P: 02 9797 3015 |M: 0403 820 249


Closing date:  Sunday 10 July 2022 at 11:59 pm


Important: To ensure recruitment at the Department of Communities and Justice continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods. This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and/or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone. By doing so, we will be adhering to the strict social distancing advice currently in place.


Inclusion and Diversity lies at the heart of how we recruit:

We continue to hire great people with a wide variety of skills, experience and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ+, culturally and linguistically diverse people, carers and other diversity groups.


If you require an adjustment within the recruitment process, please contact Lisa Smith on 02 8688 1119 or E: lisa.smith3@justice.nsw.gov.au  and advise us of your preferred method of communication. If you are looking for more information about workplace adjustments at DCJ, please visit our Careers site.


A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.


Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application