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April

Youth Development Officer - Street Surfer Bus X4

Wyndham City Council - Hoppers Crossing, VIC

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JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Demonstrate your passion to empower the youth in Wyndham.
  • 4x Permanent full-time positions, Wyndham based
  • Salary from $74,663.25 plus super and fortnightly RDO

We are Wyndham, one of Australia’s fastest growing and most diverse cities.

Our people are hard at work designing the precincts, building the infrastructure, developing the policies and delivering the programs that will ensure the City is prepared to welcome over 200,000 new residents by 2040.

Shape new possibilities. Be part of something more.

A bit about the role

Reporting to the Area Leader Youth Support and Development, you will join a strong and exciting team of Youth Services staff to collaborate and engage with the growing population of younger communities. You will be running, developing and improving lots of exciting programs to engage, develop and empower the younger community.

This is an exciting new opportunity, and we are seeking multiple Youth Development Officers to join us in Wyndham to develop and facilitate mobile programming for our new state of the art mobile youth facility – the Wyndham Street Surfer Bus.

Did we mention this new bus is fitted with all the bells and whistles like WIFI, music and DJ equipment, gaming consoles, art equipment and five LCD screens as well as an outdoor LCD screen which can be used for gaming and movies?

The bus will provide outreach activities and projects including, but not limited to leaderships groups, programs, events and services that encourage and support young people aged 12 to 25 who live, work, study or recreate in the City of Wyndham using a community engagement and youth participation approach. The bus will be on the road four to six days and nights a week, which is targeted at engaging young people in geographically isolated areas of Wyndham.

What you’ll deliver

  • Develop, facilitate and evaluate youth programs, events and activities on and with the Wyndham Street Surfer Bus
  • Work collaboratively with the team to engage and empower our young people from the community
  • Complete risk management assessments for programs, events and activities
  • Grow and develop partnerships with the greater community, relevant schools and stakeholders
  • Be adaptive and excited about the growth of youth services


What you’ll bring

  • Demonstrated experience working within adolescent development, group work, youth participation and community development frameworks
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation, evaluation and reporting of programs and services
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining strategic partnerships and stakeholder relationships
  • Proven ability to successfully engage and communicate with a diverse range of young people of varying abilities and needs, their families and communities
  • Highly effective communication and teamwork skills, and computer literacy
  • Degree qualification in Youth Work, Community Development, Social Work or a related discipline and relevant experience in the generalist Youth Sector or lesser formal qualification and substantial relevant experience in the Youth Sector (essential requirement)
  • Available for work on weekends and after standard hours is essential
  • A positive, curious and flexible attitude


Be part of something more

Take a look at our job opportunities and you may be surprised at what you discover: a future-focused culture, a sense of purpose and possibility, and real opportunities to strengthen our diverse community. It all adds up to make Wyndham City a great place to belong.

Our people are our most valued asset. We are focused on building a culture that empowers every person to do their best work. Flexibility is built right into our DNA and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace that celebrates a diverse workforce. Ask us how this role can be worked.

So, are you ready to shape new possibilities?

What’s next?

If you think this role might be for you, we want to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and sending us a cover letter and your resume. We do not require any selection criteria to be addressed. Please address the below two Key Selection Criteria in your cover letter.

  • Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation, evaluation and reporting of programs and services.
  • Degree qualification in Youth Work, Community Development, Social Work or a related discipline and relevant experience in the generalist Youth Sector or lesser formal qualification and substantial relevant experience in the Youth Sector.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Adam Williams, Area Leader - Youth Support & Development on 9742 0936.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm Sunday, 18 April 2021.

Wyndham City Council is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating safe and inclusive environments where everyone can grow and succeed.

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