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Organisation : Melton City Council

Location : Melbourne (Melton)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Children, Community Development, Community Engagement, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $71,280 to $82,080 per annum + 10% Super + RDO

Application closing date : 26 Nov, 2021

About the role

The Opportunity

The Young Communities team are currently seeking a Youth Project Officer to deliver the Reconnect Program, funded through the Department of Social Services. The Youth Project Officer is responsible for delivering the Reconnect Funded Project. This includes improving the level of engagement of homeless young people, or those at risk of homelessness, in family, work, education, training and in the community. The Youth Project Officer is also responsible for the development, provision and evaluation of a range of programs and events targeted at young people aged 12 to 25 years in response to identified needs across the municipality.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the implementation of the Reconnect funded program, to engage and work with young people that may require further assistance and support. This includes receiving referrals and undertake assessments of young people (12 to 25 years of age)
  • Provide short to medium term early intervention strategies, through casework, for young people at risk and prepare and maintain individual support plans to increase protective factors
  • Develop and implement strategies that support the ongoing involvement and participation of young people in the planning and management of youth programs
  • Develop and maintain positive links and working relationships with local community agencies and organisations in the delivery of youth services
  • Contribute and work effectively within a team environment including, actively contributing to team planning, development activities and issue/task oriented working groups

About you

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Youth Work, Welfare, Community Development or a related discipline with come experience
  • Experience in working with young people at – risk within a case management framework
  • Experience working with young people at –risk or vulnerable
  • Current Victorian Driver’s licence
  • Current Working with Children’s Check

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Melton City Council

The City of Melton is a place where everyone belongs. Our community is vibrant and diverse and one of the fastest developing in Australia. Our organisation strives to provide our community with state of the art, excellent amenity, health and wellbeing and to support our community to be a lifelong learning city. We invest in innovation and our people’s professional and personal development. We offer generous leave and flexibility that best suits your lifestyle and a collaborative and inclusive culture. You’ll be able to work close to home and have new cafes and shops opening every day amongst the heritage buildings and open green spaces of one of Melbourne’s fastest growing municipalities.

Culture and Values

Our vision for our community is to be: “a thriving community where everyone belongs” and that means there’s a place here for you too. Our organisational values represent us as an established growth Council and the values are reflected in everything we do; our decision-making, our actions and our service provision to the community. Council has a diverse and vibrant organisation and we’d love to have you join us to help shape a city for the future.

We are Vibrant MELTON. Our values are:

  • Motivate
  • Empower
  • Lead
  • Trust
  • Open
  • Nurture 


There are a number of great reasons why our people love working at Melton City Council: 

  • 19 Day Month
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Extensive Career Development & Leadership Programs
  • 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carer Leave
  • Family Room available including Breastfeeding Facilities (Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace accredited)
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Social Club Activities
  • Subsidised Uniforms

To read more about our benefits visit

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Youth Project Officer via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Children, #Community_Development, #Community_Engagement, #Youth_and_Young_People

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