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Benefits of working in Youth Justice

Youth Justice are committed to providing our employees with a safe and inclusive work environment where you are valued and can develop and perform to your potential.

Working in Youth Justice will allow you to:

  • make a positive difference in the lives of young people
  • help reduce offending
  • work respectfully with young people, their families, victims and the broader community
  • use your knowledge of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultures in your work every day
  • work within a best-practice framework through innovative programs.

Flexible working conditions

We support a healthy work/life balance by providing:

  • the potential for flexible working hours
  • part-time employment
  • job sharing opportunities
  • purchased leave
  • carer’s leave
  • cultural leave
  • parental leave
  • gradually reducing your work hours to prepare for retirement

Career development opportunities

We offer performance planning that helps you to identify your career goals and create a career development plan.

Your plan may include assistance (financial and/or leave) to complete approved study, or the opportunity to complete certificate or diploma qualifications through the Youth Justice Registered Training Organisation.

We also support career development through:

  • a comprehensive induction and on-the-job training
  • opportunities to work in different roles or locations throughout Queensland
  • leadership training
  • comprehensive learning and development course offerings
  • coaching and mentoring.

Find out more about careers in Youth Justice .

Health and wellbeing

We achieved bronze recognition in the Queensland Healthier. Happier. Workplaces program. We support our employees to pursue a more active and healthy lifestyle with:

  • subsidised healthy and active lifestyle events
  • discounted membership rates at some gyms
  • corporate health insurance agreements with several private health insurers to offer discounted premiums
  • support to quit smoking
  • free counselling services for employees and family members.

Salary packages

Our employees receive competitive salaries at award rates. We also offer you performance-based salary increases each year until you reach the top level of your classification (part-time employees are eligible after working 1,200 hours.

Our salary packages include:

  • competitive superannuation contributions
  • leave loading on your recreation leave
  • income protection with QSuper
  • opportunities to salary sacrifice.

Employer of choice

The Queensland Government has been voted the most attractive employer in Queensland for 2016. This is based on the results of a Randstad survey of over 10,000 people.

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Last reviewed
19 May 2017
Last updated
19 May 2017
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