Aboriginal Graduate Scheme – Youth Justice

The Department of Justice and Regulation 2019 Aboriginal Graduate Scheme is an exciting initiative which provides real employment pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates.

About Youth Justice

The Department of Justice and Regulation is responsible for the supervision of children and young people in the criminal justice system. The Youth Justice Division is responsible for overseeing services responding to children and young people in the criminal justice system, providing strategic advice and delivering strategic outcomes to address youth crime and reduce offending.

Koori Youth Justice Operations is responsible for ensuring all Aboriginal children and young people in custody are managed in a culturally appropriate manner and that adequate cultural support is provided. Koori Youth Justice Operations is also responsible for relevant policy development and implementation and community practices in relation to Youth Justice Community Services.

About the role

The department is offering two positions in Youth Justice and is now seeking Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander graduates from a range of disciplines and interests who are passionate about contributing to the future of Victoria’s public sector.

Our graduate scheme offers ongoing learning and development opportunities in an inclusive and supportive environment, which includes:

  • support from a dedicated Aboriginal Employment Team
  • access to the strong Aboriginal Employee Network and Aboriginal Youth Network (under 26 years)
  • access to annual Cultural/Ceremonial and NAIDOC leave
  • access to an Aboriginal Career Development Program and Funding
  • and an ongoing full-time position upon successful completion of scheme.

Over the 12-month program, graduates will rotate across a range of service delivery streams including Koori Youth Justice Operations and Community Services.

We are currently seeking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates in the following disciplines:

  • Social work, policy development, psychology, youth work, social sciences, criminal justice or arts (with relevant majors)
  • Law, public policy, media and communications or economics.

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • be accepted by the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community in which you live or have lived in
  • be able to provide written documentation confirming your Aboriginality
  • have completed or be in the final year of a minimum three-year undergraduate degree (Bachelor or equivalent, or post-graduate studies)
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen with a valid passport
  • not have taken a VDP from the VPS within the past three years at time of application.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement to be redirected to our Youth Justice Jobs website to complete your online application.

Applications close Sunday, 9 December 2018.

For further information please contact:

The Aboriginal Employment Team on (03) 8684 1751 or aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au