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Bail Support Worker

Bail Support Worker

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Full Time|Townsville |Closes Wednesday 31st May 2023

About Us

TAIHS health, wellbeing and community services seek to improve health and social outcomes for community through; strategic partnerships, advocacy for needs, promotion of awareness and education in improved health and social practices, promotion of knowledge and understanding of underlying issues and unique needs and development of the evidence base.

“TAIHS strives to provide a truly comprehensive model of care that responds to the physical, social, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs of our people”.

About the position:

This position rsupports the Intensive Bail Initiative Program to assist young people and their families to meet their bail conditions requirements.  The Intensive Bail Initiative consists of 3 highly integrated services focused on Reconnecting Young People and Healing Young People’s Connections to deliver a flexible and best response for young people and their families.

Bail Support - Aims to address the reasons young people are being remanded in custody.  Bail Support offers interventions to prevent young people from entering or re-entering youth detention by providing a holistic response to address the risk factors, meet bail conditions and achieve individual case plan goals.  Court work plays a key role in helping to address the barriers faced by young people and their families’ accessing courts and legal representation.  Culturally informed practice and flexible hours of service provision is required to ensure services and supports are available where and when young people need them. 

Community Based Co-Responder - Coordinates and follows-up referrals made for high-risk recidivist young people.  Through enhanced after-hours support, advocating for young people and offering a coordinated response that can include call out crisis support, intervention and diversion activities.  Providing, follow up and ensuring young people are connected to the supports they need and supported to reconnect with their family and community including specialist service.  Ensure services and referrals recommended for young people and families by the YJ/QPS Co-responder team are followed-up in a timely way and without delay.

Intensive Family Partnerships - Provide strengths based, trauma informed intensive case management to support young people and their families to identify practical supports that will keep young people out of custody.  Through meaningful and trusting partnerships the delivery of an integrated case work response that is self-directed and designed by the family and young person.  Supports are delivered in partnership with the family and or young person’s community-based networks that is consistent with case plan goals, leveraging supports both in the family and the broader service delivery system.  The emphasis of the support is on practical problem solving to improve the safety and living conditions at home, the overall wellbeing of the young person and increasing the family’s confidence in complying with bail conditions. 

To be suitable for this position, your qualifications, experience & licenses for the role will consist of:

  • Qualification/s relevant to the field of case management and/or youth work or a related field of discipline, with a Cert IV with experience relevant to the work required to be performed
  • Previous experience in a relevant industry, service or an equivalent level of expertise and experience to undertake the range of activities required 
  • Have an understanding of the historical, social, cultural, and economic issues effecting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and young people today
  • Demonstrated experience/positive engagement when working with persons of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and an understanding cultural competency
  • Ability to create a team environment whereby strategies are developed to build capability whilst acknowledging individual’s skills, abilities and strengths
  • Highly developed communication skills with the ability to liaise, consult and negotiate positive outcomes in collaboration with clients, internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to operate within a case management model 
  • Ability to demonstrate strong capabilities around building relationships with and motivating vulnerable people, assessing needs, and advocating for the client
  • Ability to pass a National Police Check 
  • Current Blue Card (Queensland's Working with Children Check) 
  • Current C Class Drivers Licence (Qld) 
  • COVID-19 Vaccination: It is a condition of employment for this position to be, and remain, vaccinated against COVID-19

To Apply:

Please click here to view the Position Description 

  • You must submit the below documentation;
    • CV/Resume
    • Cover letter of no more than two pages detailing how you will be successful in the position

Proof of qualifications and current registration (as appropriate) will be required prior to commencement of employment

Applications Close 5pm 31 May 2023


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