Youth Justice Coordinator

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Hope Community Services
Geraldton, Australia

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Youth Justice Coordinator

Job ID: 11021
Job Views: 24
Location: South Hedland
Post Code: 6722
Category: Community Services
Employment Type: Contract
Posted: 08/05/2024


  • Fixed term (until 09/05/2025) - Full time, 76 hours per fortnight located in South Hedland.
  • Competitive Salary $47.50 p/h + $10.12 p/h regional allowance
  • Salary packaging benefits


HOPE has been a community service in Western Australia for over a century, providing much needed support to people affected by alcohol and other drugs, mental ill-health, youth justice issues and socioeconomic disadvantage.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Youth Justice Service Bail Coordinator to join the Youth Justice team! The position is fixed term, full time, working Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm.

Job Requirements:

About the Opportunity 

The primary function of the role is to oversee and run HOPE’s bail facility, lead and manage staff to provide support for young people on bail, in the bail facility, referred by Youth Justice Services (YJS) when no responsible adult can be located.

To manage and oversee the YJS Community Mentoring Program (if relevant), and support HOPE staff and Partner Agencies within the region to provide a mentoring service for young people who are referred by YJS and on a YJS order.

Manages the data integrity for the services to meet contractual requirements.

Build and maintain strong working relationships with Youth Justice Services, and community stakeholders.



Requirements of the Role: 

  • Liaise with HOPE’s General Manager, and Youth Justice Services to authorise the entry and exit of young people for the bail
  • Develop and facilitate personalised programs for each young person who enters the bail service to participate in the day program.
  • Oversee and assist Residential Support Workers to provide a safe, homely environment in the bail facility.
  • Provide opportunities for experiential learning through everyday activities that support young people to meet the goals outlined in their plan.
  • Train and support RSW staff to assist with the facilitation of the Bail service day program.
  • Arrange, attend, and facilitate bail service team meetings.
  • In conjunction with the General Manager, arrange, attend, and lead monthly YJS partnership meetings.
  • Input and ensure data and documentation is accurate and correct on Client Management System (CMS)
  • Facilitate referrals for young people as necessary.
  • Ensure the bail service remains open, through advanced leave planning and having enough staff on the team to back fill.
  • Participate in HOPE’s On Call system for residential services.



About you:

  • A degree with 3 + year’s relevant* experience; or lesser formal qualifications with substantial years of relevant experience (e.g., 5-7 years); or equivalent level of expertise and experience attained through previous appointments, service, and/or study (e.g., 7-9 years). *Relevant, e.g., Psychology, Social Work, Youth Work, Mental Health, AOD, or other relevant qualification
  • Demonstrated experience at managing all aspects of staff and team performance, including recruitment, staff orientation, line management supervision, staff disciplinary action, performance development and reviews, and team building.
  • Excellent administration, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft office programs and Client Management Systems for reporting and record keeping.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with young people, and an understanding of Aboriginal culture.
  • Strong leadership and problem-solving
  • Experience and / or willingness to work with young people with challenging behaviours.
  • Experience working in culturally appropriate ways.
  • Ability to follow directions and work as part of a team.
  • Confidence to managing difficult and challenging
  • An understanding of and adherence to working within personal and professional boundaries.


Desirable Criteria:

  • Current knowledge of and commitment to Equal Opportunity in all aspects of employment and service delivery.
  • Demonstrated experience working therapeutically with young people.
  • Experience in service provision in the Youth Justice Services, Alcohol and Other Drug and Mental Health sector.
  • Has knowledge of Trauma Informed Practices and Care.
  • Knowledge of the effects of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) on young people (or willingness to undertake training).
  • MHFA certification.
  • A broad understanding of the challenges and experiences of people in Australia (regionally or metro based).
  • Current knowledge of and commitment to Equal Opportunity in all aspects of employment and service delivery.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a diverse range of people and professionals and manage difficult situations.

How to Apply:

Appointments will be subject to Australian residency/visa, satisfactory National Police check (within 3 months), Working With Children card, Current C or A class driver's license, First Aid Certificate, and suitable work referee.


Our Culture  

Hope strives to provide a safe workplace and promotes progressive policies that prioritise the health, safety and unique needs of our team. Hope’s ambition is to be an employer of choice by supporting staff to grow, learn, innovate and achieve their potential. We invest in developing our people to sustain the workforce built on ‘growing our own’.

Find out more about Hope on our  website.

If you need support to submit your application, please email  


Your benefits  

Knowing you are making a real difference in your community and being in a team that celebrates your successes and supports you during challenges.

Not-for-profit salary packaging, reducing your tax (details via AccessPay).

Discounts with a major health insurance provider.

We offer employees and their family members access to a confidential, and professional counselling service.


What to expect next  

We vow to respond to every candidate that applies for a role at Hope/headspace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

HOPE acknowledges and welcomes diversity in all its forms amongst staff and clients, including culture, language, race, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex variations, religion, and socio-economic and relationship status.


To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Ansume Lane on , quoting Ref No. 1171916.

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