Youth Development Officer

$87,645 yearly
  • Port Hedland Town Council
  • JD Hardie Youth and Community Hub, Cottier Drive, South Hedland WA, Australia
  • 22 Jun, 2022
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support

Job Description

Location: JD Hardie Youth Zone  

Occupation: Youth/Services  

Division: Community Services 

Level 3 - $87,645.12 (incl $18,831.28 Port Hedland Allowance)

The Town

Port Hedland is a dynamic, diverse town in Western Australia’s beautiful North West that enjoys a relaxed lifestyle. We are proud of our stunning landscapes, Aboriginal heritage, vibrant multicultural community and our significant resources industry. At the Town of Port Hedland, let your career take-off as you tackle challenges unique to the region, collaborate with a range of people from all walks of life and become part of a vibrant team that is making real change in the Pilbara.

The Role

As the Youth Development Officer, you will be responsible for developing innovative programs, seek funding and create strong external partnerships across the Town’s community facilities. This position reports to the Youth Development Supervisor and works closely with the Community Development team members to ensure effective programs are delivered and well communicated.  

No two days will ever be the same in this position so the ability to multi-task and make decisions quickly is essential. You will be interfacing with everyone from members of the public and the internal team, to employers and external stakeholders. A penchant for clear, direct communication, a thick skin, and the ability to read people all have to be part of your skillset. Great personality and a sense of humour is a great attribute for this position.

Work Related Requirements

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • Demonstrated ability in the successful development and implementation of youth programs and activities
  • Experience in seeking and applying for grants and funding
  • National Police Clearance
  • Working with Children Check
  • Current ‘C’ class drivers’ licence
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Rights to work in Australia

Employee Benefits

In addition to the salary our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include:

  • Six weeks annual leave
  • Wellness program (includes free gym membership, pool passes etc.)
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Paid parental leave

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online.

If you are unable to apply online, please forward your application documents to Human Resources, Attention “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” either by:

Post:   PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721

Hand:  Civic Centre, McGregor Street, Port Hedland WA 6721

Applicants are advised to write a cover letter of no more than two (2) pages outlining how your skills, capabilities and experience will contribute to their success in this position. Applicants who do not attach a cover letter may not be considered in the first round of shortlisting. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is received in full prior to the closing date and time.

Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar vacancies during the six month period following the conclusion of this recruitment process.

For further information about this position please contact the Kate Urquhart, Youth Developement Supervisor on 9158 9782 or      

The Town reserves the right to commence shortlisting prior to the closing date.

Applications close 11.45pm Sunday 26th June 2022.

The Town of Port Hedland is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Job Closing Date

28 Jun, 2022