NSW Government Department of Communities and Justice

Aboriginal Assistant Manager –

Moree Youth Justice Community Office,

Youth Justice NSW

  • Ongoing, Full time
  • Location: Moree
  • Clerk Grade 8/9, Salary ($113,746 – $124,258 pa), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only

Your role

Moree Youth Justice Community Office is looking for a dynamic Assistant Manager to manage a multidisciplinary team providing service/program delivery that aims to the reduce re-offending of juvenile offenders and enhance their functioning and/or reintegration into the community and increase community safety.

This role is committed to building a workforce that better reflects the perspectives of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities we serve.

What you’ll do

As the Assistant Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with the Aboriginal community and key stakeholders to successfully deliver programs.
  • Managing a team in service delivery and programs ensuring efficient allocation of resources and oversight
  • Ongoing performance management and development of staff and youth justice conferencing convenors
  • Ensuring effective interventions are in place to mitigate identified risks to community safety.
  • Implementing change through effective decision-making at a management level
  • Overseeing of referrals to Youth Justice Conferencing

What we’re looking for

  • Recognised tertiary qualifications (diploma or higher) in social work, welfare, psychology, criminology, education or related field or relevant experience.
  • A current Driver’s Licence
  • NSW Working with children’s check for paid employment

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

  • Representing the organisation in an honest, ethical and professional way
  • Tailoring communication to the audience
  • Understanding customer perspectives and be responsive to their needs
  • Anticipating, identifying and addressing issues and potential problems
  • Apply computer applications that enable performance of more complex tasks
  • Defining and clearly communicating roles and responsibilities to a team
  • Initiating and developing longer-term goals and plans in line with organisational objectives

As an Identified role, this role is open only to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons, Australia’s First Nations people.

Where a position is identified, an applicant’s race is a genuine occupational qualification and authorised by Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

There are two alternatives to confirming your Aboriginality, one of which must be uploaded to be considered for the role as follows. Either will be accepted:

Confirmation of Aboriginality form


Written confirmation from 2-3 Aboriginal organisations within the community in which you live/work, which addresses the three criteria listed below:

    • is of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, and
    • identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, and
    • is accepted as a such by the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Download the role description.

We do work that really matters

Working for the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) provides lots of opportunities to make a real difference. We collaborate with other agencies and community partners, to improve lives and realise the potential of children, adults, families and communities. We’re focused on breaking, rather than managing, disadvantage. It’s work that really matters.

Apply now and join Australia’s top public sector employer where we will support you and provide an exciting and flexible working environment!

Are you ready to join us?

  • Explain why cultural safety is important and describe strategies you would implement to enhance & ensure the cultural safety of your Aboriginal staff and the young people and their families that encounter Youth Justice?

  • Provide an example of how you have used your networking skills to develop strong partnership with community or government agencies. What were the benefits of the partnership?

Applications close Sunday 21 January 2024 at 11:59pm AEST.

Got a question?

For more information about the role or what it’s like to work for DCJ, please contact the hiring manager Area Manager Bernadette Terry on 0411 160 762 or via bernadette.terry@dcj.nsw.gov.au

If you’ve got a question about applying or would benefit from an adjustment in the recruitment process to help you perform at your best, please call Lisa Smith on 02 8688 1119 or via lisa.smith3@dcj.nsw.gov.au

Visit Recruitment adjustments on the DCJ website to learn more.

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.

To find out what DCJ are doing to build an inclusive and diverse workforce, visit Inclusion and diversity on the DCJ website.

Other Information

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

For more information and advice on applying for roles at DCJ, visit Careers for Aboriginal people https://www.dcj.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers-at-dcj/pathways/careers-for-aboriginal-people.html

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

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