Youth Development Officer Leadership and Participation

$72,213 - $83,797 yearly
  • Hobsons Bay City Council
  • Newport Community Hub, 15 Mason Street, Newport VIC, Australia
  • 26 Nov, 2021
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Permanent Full Time

Band 5 - $72,213 - $83,797 (+ 10% super & RDO)

 Position No: 464854

Council’s Youth Services unit is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic youth work professional to join our team designing and implementing the (new!) Leadership and Participation portfolio.

The Youth Development Officer - Leadership & Participation is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and activities across the municipality that encourage and increase young people’s participation in the community, with particular focus on civic participation, leadership skills development and opportunities for young people to have a voice and be heard.

You are:

  • Youth Work and AOD qualified and experienced working with young people using a strength-based framework
  • A self starter, motivated to create and implement our Youth Leadership and participation programs and services
  • Passionate, knowledgeable and experienced in creating opportunities for young people to have a voice, be heard and participate
  • Familiar with the YACVic Code of Ethical Practice, Child Safe Standards, and the role of youth services in a local government context.

You can:

  • Step in to a newly developed role to increase empowerment and confidence in Hobsons Bay’s young people
  • Create, develop and co-design a range of programs that build young people's resilience, with a focus on civic participation, leadership skill development and youth voice.
  • Manage a busy and exciting workload, running programs in an outreach/satellite capacity across the municipality
  • Work as part of a team of youth work professionals to engage young people and demonstrate outcomes through your efforts

This is a newly developed role and is an exciting and unique opportunity for the right person to bring their own ideas and flair to the position. We encourage candidates to review the PDs of the two Youth Development Officer roles currently advertised and align skills, experience and interests to the best fit.

A copy of the position description can be obtained by using the download feature below. For further information please contact Dalila Torres, Team Leader Youth Services on 1300 179 944.

Applications must include a cover letter outlining your suitability to the role and an updated resume. Applications close at 11.30pm, Sunday 12 December 2021

Please submit your application either by submitting online or posting to:

HR Recruitment
Hobsons Bay City Council
PO Box 21
ALTONA VIC 3018

An automated email will be sent upon receipt of your electronic application. Please re-submit your application if the auto reply has not been received or call (03) 9932 1092 if you are experiencing difficulty.

Hobsons Bay City Council is committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity, Child Safety and Workplace Diversity. We encourage a diverse workforce reflective of our community to better meet the needs of our customers.

Job Closing Date

12 Dec, 2021