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Youth Outreach & Development Officer

Organisation : Melton City Council

Location : Melbourne (Melton)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Advocacy, Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Children, Community Development, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : Salary Range $71,280 - $82,081 per annum + 10% Super + RDO

Application closing date : 21 Jan, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Melton City Council

About 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


About the role

The Opportunity

Melton City Council acknowledges the fundamental role that Young Communities play in the development and support of young people aged 12 to 25 in the municipality. Reporting to the Team Leader Development and Support, the role of Youth Outreach Development Officer is key to engaging with at risk young people that may require short-term assistance and support. This includes

  • Delivering Council’s Outreach programs, in accordance with the agreed service model to young people and the Community, including provision of crisis support, making referrals and undertake assessments of young people and/or their families.
  • Delivering engagement initiatives to increase awareness of and connect emerging and diverse community with youth services

Key Responsibilities

The Youth Outreach Development Officer will:

  • Engage and work with young people that may require further short-term assistance and support. This includes delivering Council’s Outreach programs, in accordance with the agreed service model to young people (12-25 years of age) and the Community, including the provision of crisis support, making referrals and undertake assessments of young people and/or their families.
  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate a range of youth programs, services and events that address the needs of young people within the municipality.
  • Undertake and be accountable for program administrative tasks; including the development of program proposals and evaluations, case notes, and case files of support work completed with young people and families, program budgets and maintaining accurate records and statistical information.
  • Provide information, resources, and where appropriate referral, to young people and their families to enable them to make informed decisions and make full use of resources and services available within the community.

About you

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

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Youth Work, Community Development and Welfare or a related discipline with relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, facilitation and evaluation of a wide range of programs and activities for young people.
  • Proven ability to engage young people and motivate and encourage active youth participation.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing projects and achieving outcomes within budget and timeframes.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.

How to apply

If you require further information about the position, please contact Nicole Martin, Team Leader Development & Support Young Communities on 9747 5321

Applications must include a Resume and address the Key Selection Criteria outlining your suitability to the role .

We encourage you use the STAR approach when writing your responses to the selection criteria.

Situation (Task) – provide a brief outline of the situation or task?

Action – what did you do in response to the situation or task?

Result – what was the result of your action?

To address the Key Selection Criteria you will need to write short statements explaining how you meet the criteria, or how you demonstrate the capability. We encourage you to keep your responses concise. 

Applications submitted via email, after the closing date and/or that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

All successful applicants will need to undertake pre-employment requirements, dependent on the position.

All applicants must be able to comply with any COVID-19 Public Health Orders applicable to Local Government employees and Council’s COVID-19 vaccination policy which require employees to provide documentary evidence of their vaccination status before attending the workplace.

To view Position Description and to apply, visit:

Applications close 5.00pm Friday 21 January 2022


To be eligible for employment at Melton City Council you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or be legally entitled to work in Australia.

At Melton City Council we care for our people, we’re committed to the professional growth of our employees and support balance and flexibility. If you want to work with talented, passionate people and build a thriving and vibrant community, we encourage you to apply. We strongly encourage job applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

Melton City Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation.



Please quote in application: Youth Outreach & Development Officer via Pro Bono Australia.

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

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