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Youth Support Officer (Perth)

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Organisation : National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy

Location : Perth

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Education & Training, Indigenous, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 19 Jul, 2019

About the role

Benefits and perks

  • Salary package between $50,000 and $60,000 per annum + superannuation
  • 35hr working week (will also consider part time applications for 28 hours a week)
  • $15k salary sacrifice option.
  • 4 weeks total leave per year, and leave loading of 17.5% of base salary, and study leave provisions; 1 day of cultural leave per year and ceremonial leave.

As a NASCA Youth Support Officer a typical day might include the following:

  • Facilitating a 2 hour goal-setting workshop for a group of 16 year olds.
  • Taking appropriate photos of the goal-setting workshop and emailing them to NASCA’s Marketing Coordinator to upload on social media.
  • Chatting with a community Elder to coordinate an upcoming cultural event.
  • Brainstorming with program co-workers to come up with new ideas for making program activities better.
  • Recording participant data and analysing social impact results for the week.
  • Preparing a sports workshop to deliver the next day for a group of 12 year olds.

Key Selection Criteria:


1. Relevant qualification or experience in Education, Community Development/Management, Social Sciences, Counselling, Sport/Health, Indigenous Studies or similar field.

2. Knowledge and understanding of issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children & young people.

3. At least two years demonstrated experience in developing and implementing innovative and effective strategies to motivate and engage young people.

4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a dynamic, highly demanding environment with competing deadlines & priorities without supervision.

5. At least two years experience in managing people, projects and or programs in a related field.

6. Excellent verbal & written communication and facilitation skills.

7. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships and to work in partnership with schools and diverse community groups.

8. Ability to regularly travel to and work in NT and WA remote communities to deliver NASCA’s remote programs, conduct community engagement and support community initiatives.

9. Knowledge and experience in report writing, managing project budgets and conducting program evaluations.

10. Drivers Licence


11. Current First Aid Certification

12. Working with Children Check WA, NSW & NT

13. Cross Cultural Training and Awareness

About the organisation

Organisation Name : National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy

NASCA, which began in 1995, has had a lot to celebrate lately. We're a reshaped organisation that is on the rise. We serve over 19 communities in NSW, WA and the NT, empowering 1,200 Aboriginal kids to reach their full potential.

NASCA, a leading service provider – can offer you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids. You'll be immersed in diverse projects that keep you challenged every day, and surrounded by teammates who share your values and dedication. You'll collaborate with a multi-functional team to engage, mentor and inspire kids.

How to apply for this role

Position Description : Job Pack WA YSO July 2019

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Youth Support Officer (Perth) via Pro Bono Australia.

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