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Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

Child & Youth Support Worker / Child & Youth Worker (Youth Justice)

Does the opportunity to work with young people in a custodial environment and actively contribute to their safety, well-being and development interest you?

Youth Justice – Adelaide Youth Training Centre

Recruitment Status: Closed


The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) are offering opportunities for interested people, who are energetic, approachable, caring and flexible to work with Children and Young People within a Custodial Youth Training Centre to undertake a twelve month probationary position, with opportunities for term and ongoing roles.

Special Conditions:

The successful applicant will be subject to a satisfactory DCSI Child Related Background Screening and National Criminal History Record Check (NCHRC) through the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) prior to being employed and every three years.

The incumbent will be required undertake rostered shift work 24/7 as required, including weekends, public holidays overtime shifts and to operate across both campuses of the Training Centre. Hold a current drivers license and be willing to drive. Hold a current First Aid Certificate. Demonstrate physical health, fitness and capacity to manage young people in crisis situations.

A pre-employment psychological screening and Job-Fit medical evaluation is required prior to interview.

Successful applicants are required to submit the names and contact details of three (3) current referees within their applications.

These roles provide good long term career opportunities.


Should you be successful in gaining employment with the Department you will be required to undertake and successfully complete a Seven (7) week full time classroom and field placement training program.

You will also be required to complete the nationally recognised qualification of Certificate IV in Youth Justice (CHC40513) within an agreed time frame. This training is fully funded by Youth Justice.

This package is part of the National Framework for Training in Youth Justice Certificate IV, which provides for qualifications to assist career pathways in the industry. If you already have the Certificate IV in Youth Justice or a relevant qualification we can discuss your learning needs with you and tailor your participation in the learning program to suit your and the Department's requirements.

Salary range

OPS2 Youth Support Worker $49,576 - $53,661[as of Oct, 2015] p.a. (plus shift penalties).


Cavan, South Australia

For further information about the Youth Support Worker role please contact the Training and Development Coordinator, Graham Burgess on 8169 1410.

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