Youth Wellbeing Project Worker

Youth Wellbeing Project Worker

Part Time (21 hours week) – Cranebrook Location | Fixed Term Contract – to 30 June 2025 | $53.50 per hour + Salary Packaging + Super + Above Award Conditions

Modern Award Level Classification: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SCHADS Award) – Level 3.1 ($50.68 per hour including casual loading)

Closing Date for Applications:  5pm Wednesday, 17 July 2024

Are you looking for an opportunity to create a program that works with Young People, giving them the skills and tools to be more connected, engaged, and physically and mentally well?

This is an opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of Young People and their families. This structured program will run two afternoons a week, and incorporate workshops to provide education, knowledge and experiences, run by you and professional facilitators. Workshops will be focused around mental wellbeing, physical wellbeing and future opportunities. Also incorporated into the program is time for fun, relaxation, food and connection.

You will have the space to be creative and innovative and use your networking and research skills to engage a range of skilled facilitators for specific topics. You will also be using your facilitation skills to deliver your own sessions.

You will have the support of the Youth team, and access to resources to help you develop the project, as well as opportunity to consult with young people and the community.

Bring your energy, enthusiasm, and desire to change outcomes for young people, and be instrumental in creating an exciting, fun program, that brings young people together.

 

Position Purpose

  • Develop and implement the Youth Wellbeing Project – Mind, Body, Future.
  • Facilitate workshops with Young People
  • Contribute to the key principle of maintaining a Child Safe environment.

 

Key Relationships

  • This position reports to the Operations Manager.
  • This position works closely with the Youth Worker and the Youth Caseworker

Primary Responsibilities and Tasks

Youth Wellbeing Project Facilitator

  • Develop, implement, facilitate and evaluate the Mind, Body, Future program per the Activity Work Plan
  • Create a safe, welcoming and inclusive space for young people
  • Purchase appropriate resources to deliver the program
  • Connect with and engage professional facilitators for workshops
  • Promotion of the program to young people
  • Provide supervision for young people participating in planned activities
  • Provide refreshments to attendees of the program
  • Provide information, advice and referral pathways for young people
  • Proactively seek feedback from young people in order to continuously improve the program to best meet their needs in line with the objectives of the program
  • Complete all reporting and administrative tasks as required for the program

Work Health & Safety

  • Comply with the Work Health Safety Act 2011, the Work Health Safety Regulation 2011 and any Codes of Practice.
  • Take all reasonable care to protect the health and safety of yourself and others.
  • Contribute to the identification, recording and management of incidents, accidents and hazards in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • As far as is reasonable and practical, ensure that the workplace, work premises, work practices and plant and equipment used by staff, contractors, clients and visitors are without risk to health and safety.

 

Selection Criteria

Qualifications and background experience

Essential

  • Diploma in Youth Work, or experience in a similar field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience in planning and implementing an ongoing program for young people
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate workshops
  • Demonstrated ability to research and engage subject matter experts to facilitate specific workshops
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging and working with young people from a range of backgrounds
  • A current driver’s license and access to a comprehensively insured vehicle
  • Strong organisation and time-management skills
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to team work
  • The ability to work independently as well as part of a team

 

Personal qualities / attributes

  • A good listener, with compassion and empathy for others
  • A strong social conscience and commitment to the principles of social justice
  • An interest in the value of neighbourhood centres as accessible hubs for the whole community.

Please send your resume; a brief paragraph (in total), or dot points, addressing the Selection Criteria; the Job Application form completed – including your referees.

Email:   jerry@nepeancommunity.org.au

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Fill in the Job Application Form contained in the JOB PACK.
  2. Attach a copy of your current Resume
  3. Write a brief response to the Selection Criteria
  4. Email or post your Job Application Form, Resume and Selection
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