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Youth Development Officer (Indigenous Portfolio)

Organisation : Wyndham City Council

Location : VIC Regional (Werribee)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Government

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $72984.38

Application closing date : 24 Nov, 2019

About the role

Wyndham City considers Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are the most qualified persons for this role authorized under the Equal Opportunity Act (Vic) 2010, S12 (1).

  • Empower our Indigenous young people to thrive
  • Permanent full-time or flexible hours, Werribee-based
  • Salary from $72,984.38 plus super and fortnightly RDO

Working alongside and in collaboration with the community, this exciting and diverse role will see you planning, facilitating, implementing and evaluating programs, projects and services to support young people in Wyndham.

The Indigenous portfolio will allow you to take a speciality focus on furthering the engagement of Indigenous young people in our community. Connecting and enabling the young people from these communities and empower to thrive.

What you’ll deliver

  • Direct support to young people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, building the capacity of young people to participate, connect with and contribute to their community
  • Develop programs that are appropriate for young people that connect them to their community and people and that will enable them to participate, grow and increase their access to opportunities
  • Communicate and partner with relevant indigenous organisations, Elders, communities and networks to strengthen cultural identity, community connections and access to services for young people
  • Continue to build the connections and partnerships with local schools, community centres and relevant community agencies
  • Outstanding reports and documentation including workplans, program proposals, risk assessments, evaluation, research and consultation findings

What you’ll bring

  • Extensive knowledge of issues impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and a demonstrated capacity to design and deliver contemporary approaches to meeting these complex needs
  • Degree qualification in Youth Work, Community Development, Social Work or a related discipline and relevant experience in the generalist youth sector
  • Practical working knowledge of youth work informed by Indigenous respectful practice, connection to community and strength based principles
  • Experience in developing, supporting and maintaining strategic partnerships and stakeholder relationships
  • Strong background in developing, implementing, evaluating and reporting on programs and services
  • A positive, curious and flexible attitude

Be part of something more

Take a look at our job opportunities and you may be surprised at what you discover: a future-focused culture, a sense of purpose and possibility, and real opportunities to strengthen our diverse community. It all adds up to make Wyndham City a great place to belong.

Our people are our most valued asset. We are focused on building a culture that empowers every person to do their best work. Flexibility is built right into our DNA and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace that celebrates a diverse workforce. Ask us how this role can be worked. 

So, are you ready to shape new possibilities?

Wyndham City considers Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are the most qualified persons for this role authorized under the Equal Opportunity Act (Vic) 2010, S12 (1).

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Wyndham City Council

We are Wyndham, home to one of the largest, fastest growing and most diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Melbourne.

Our people are hard at work designing the precincts, building the infrastructure, developing the policies and delivering the programs that will ensure the City is prepared to welcome over 200,000 new residents by 2040.

Shape new possibilities. Be part of something more.

How to apply for this role

What’s next?

If you think this role might be for you, we want to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and sending us a cover letter and your resume. We do not require any selection criteria to be addressed.

To find out more about the role, please contact Adam Williams, Area Leader Youth Support and Development on 03 9742 0936 or Mick Keogh, Talent Acquisition Partner on 03 9742 0880.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM Sunday 24th November 2019.


Please quote in application: Youth Development Officer (Indigenous Portfolio) via Pro Bono Australia.


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