Shift Supervisor

  • Company:
    Youth Justice
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    15 hours ago
  • Category:

The Shift Supervisor is responsible for coordinating the delivery of centre-wide services and activities for young people, implementation and monitoring of operating procedures, systems and contingency plans.

Additionally the role will managing emergency situations, monitor the effectiveness of security systems and processes and take responsibility for operations of the centre in the absence of management.

The role involves direct contact and interaction with young people accommodated in the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre. It may be required as part of the role to manage the aggressive behaviour of young people in detention and use physical restraint as a last resort.

  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Location: Brisbane – West
  • Yearly Salary: $77746 – $82979
  • Contact Name: Mary McClean
  • Contact Number:
  • Closing Date: 28-JAN-21

***Applicants are required to nominate an Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander person who is recognised and accepted within the community as a referee to support their ability to meet the key responsibilities.***


Only existing Youth Detention Centre staff are eligible to apply:

If you are eligible to apply for this vacancy, you can apply online. Applicants who do not meet the criteria for the Targeted Vacancy will not be considered.

Please refer to attached role profile for full list of responsibilities.

To be successful in this role you will be required to demonstrate capability in the following areas:

– Support strategic direction – you understand and supports the organisation’s centre operations and security requirements and business objectives to coordinate and integrate services to young people in detention that are consistent with the young people’s care, safety, rehabilitative and re-integrative needs.

– Achieve results – you contribute your own expertise to achieve outcomes respond in a positive and flexible manner to operational problems.

– Supports productive working relationships – you build and sustain effective working relationships with your team, clients and stakeholders to achieve a balance between safety and security of young people, public safety and confidence, and the reintegration of young people into the community.

– Displays personal drive and integrity – you adopt a principled approach to the public service values and principles of static and dynamic security to act in a professional manner within the boundaries of organisational processes and legal and public policy constraints in responses to emergency situations.

– Communicates with influence – you confidently present written and oral messages in a clear and precise manner, including a proven ability to sensitively and effectively interact with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including a capacity to sensitively and effectively consult and negotiate in accordance with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander protocols.

– Role specific – you have knowledge and understanding of the issues identified by the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, the Commission of Inquiry Into Abuse Of Children In Queensland Institutions and their recommendations which impact on criminal justice matters. To apply, your application should include:

– a one page cover letter outlining who you are, your strengths and qualifications, and why you are interested in this role

– a response of no more than two pages addressing each of the criteria in the section above, ‘Is this role for you’

– a current resume containing details of 2 referees. At least one referee should have a thorough knowledge of your work over the past two years as your manager or supervisor.

Applications to remain current for twelve months