Director of Operations (Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct) - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 07/09/2022
REF: DOJdoo0822
Applications for this listing are closed

Director of Operations (Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct)

Close Date: 07/09/2022
REF: DOJdoo0822
  • Develop new approaches to youth custodial practice in a newly constructed facility
  • Lead a purpose driven multidisciplinary team
  • Deliver holistic services that are responsive to the unique needs of young people

The Position
A new leadership role, the Director of Operations at Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct is responsible for operationalising a newly constructed youth justice precinct and driving rehabilitation and positive development through a new workforce model.
The Director will have oversight and accountability of custodial operations and service provision across the facility including education, rehabilitation, health, mental health and other program delivery designed to support strong rehabilitation outcomes for young people and a safe working environment for staff.
Success in the role involves creating and sustaining a workforce culture built on well-defined values, integrity, professional excellence, and teamwork. It includes implementing initiatives and business plans to provide an effective and safe custodial system and a reset to the way staff and young people work together towards rehabilitation outcomes.
Effectively managing and developing the interface with key internal and external stakeholders and service partners is critical.

About You
You will be a leader who can positively influence and develop the precinct working culture in a complex and demanding environment. You will exemplify behaviours that engage, motivate, and inspire employees, foster talent and build capability.
Specialist experience and knowledge of the clinical, rehabilitation, programmatic and educational needs of young people is expected, along with understanding complex adolescent case management.
Your attributes will include client focus, creative thinking, inclusion, resilience and change agency. An appropriate tertiary qualification in youth work, psychology, criminology, public policy, or other social sciences will be highly regarded.
The Organisation          
The Department of Justice and Community Safety (Youth Justice) is responsible for the statutory supervision of children and young people in the criminal justice system in Victoria focussing on prevention, diversion, and early intervention as the most effective and fiscally responsible ways of reducing youth crime.
Newly constructed, Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct (CCYJP) located to the west of Werribee is scheduled to commence operations in 2023.
As a greenfield site, CCYJP enables the establishment of a new evidence-based approach to working with young people in custody, supported by purpose-built infrastructure. CCYJP will be a pilot site for the Behaviour Change Workforce Model, driven by a multi-disciplinary workforce focussed on a genuine therapeutic environment, an integrated model of care and reformed approach to programs and service delivery in custody. The workforce model will service provision across the facility (i.e., education, health, mental health, programs) and lead custodial operations of the facility including oversight of an in-house clinical model to support better rehabilitation outcomes for young people.
Important Information
The Department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the Department’s obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (VIC). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to undertake duties outside of their homes.
Prior to commencement of employment with the Department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.

For more information about DJCS, visit: Department of Justice and Community Safety Victoria

Applications close: Wednesday, Sep 7 2022
To apply – click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference DOJdoo0822, addressing your cover letter and resume to David Baber of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.

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