Youth Justice Recruitment in Melbourne

Assisting in the detention and rehabilitation of Victoria’s youth is one of our passions here at Essential Personnel. Our background in emergency and labour hire placement for residential care facilities means we have a unique understanding of the Youth Justice space, and the personality traits and qualifications necessary for employees to succeed.

The requirements of Youth Justice workers are not the same as workers in the prison and detention industries, with employees and contractors often required to help build bridges between family members and help young people reconcile with the activities that placed them into the Youth Justice system.

Youth Justice Recruitment Professionals

Essential’s veteran recruiters screen potential Youth Justice candidates via a number of compulsory safety and compliance checks, including reference checks and verifying qualifications.

Qualifications we look for include:

  • Certificate IV in Youth Work
  • Diploma of Youth Justice
  • Certificate IV in Youth Justice
  • Certificate IV or equivalent qualifications in:
  • Social Work
  • Welfare Work
  • Psychology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Community Services
Supplying Temporary & Contract Staff to the Youth Justice Sector

Working in the Youth Justice field can be a stressful position. Accordingly, permanent staff often require more time-off and stress leave than employees in other industries. This increases the need for emergency, temporary, and contract Youth Justice staff to help manage Victoria’s Youth Justice Precincts.

Essential Personnel Services can help fill the gaps left by short or long-term employee absence, or during peak workloads, providing in-demand contract and temporary Youth Justice staff.

Our staff undergo a series of real life training workshops and procedures, ensuring they are qualified to manage any scenario that might present itself, and all candidates must pass mandatory checks and clearances before being put forward for a position.

Specialists in Youth Justice Employment

Essential Personnel Services can help manage peak workloads and strengthen the workforce in Victoria’s Youth Justice system by providing emergency, temporary, permanent, and contract staff. Some roles our workers have moved into include:

  • Youth Justice workers
  • Team Leader
  • Supervisors
  • SERT (Special Emergency Response Team)


Ready to recruit the best talent in Youth Justice? Get in touch with our recruitment team today to find out how we can help.