What's involved in our application process and how best to prepare

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How to apply

The recruitment process starts when you submit an online application.

Addressing key selection criteria in your application

You do not need to submit a document addressing all of the key selection criteria responses as part of your application.

We’re more interested in hearing about what motivated you to apply for the role and what skills and capabilities you can bring to the role.

We do encourage all candidates to familiarise themselves with the position description and the key responsibilities.

Your application cannot be changed once submitted

Once you have submitted your application, you cannot make any edits. If your personal details or circumstances change, please inform us as soon as possible at yjcsrecruitment@justice.vic.gov.au (External link) 

Recruitment process

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Online Application
Fill in the online application form.
Allow 15 to 30 minutes

Phone Interview
Undergo phone interview.
Allow 15 minutes

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Assessment Centre
Participate in the practical simulations and self-management interview. Allow 1 hour and 30 minutes on site

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Security and Background Checks
Undergo and pass the security and background checks.

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Health and Fitness assessment 
Undergo and pass the medical and physical assessments.

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Candidate review by the Director of Operations
All applications and assessment scores are assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Director of the facility.


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Verbal Offer and Additional Security Checks
Receive verbal offer, and undergo and pass additional security checks.

View the Youth Justice Worker: application process for more information.

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Learn more about becoming a youth justice worker

We regularly hold information sessions for intakes at Cherry Creek and Parkville Youth Justice Precincts.

You can learn more about youth justice, the role of a youth justice worker and hear from current staff.

View upcoming sessions