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Youth Development Officer

City of Greater Dandenong - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
$71,990 - $83,406 pa (plus super)

Temporary Full Time (maternity leave replacement, 38 hours per week until May 2022)

The City of Greater Dandenong is an organisation of exceptional character. We invest in the development of our people and the community and we strive to be a workplace that is respectful, engaged, accountable, creative and honest. We are a progressive organisation, in a city that is on the move and we offer a dynamic and rewarding work environment.

We offer exceptional working conditions and are focused on providing a workplace that values diverse contributions, cares for your health and wellbeing and fosters a positive work culture. We ensure all people have an equal opportunity for employment and advancement within our organisation.

We embrace our diverse community and work environment and encourage applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Youth and Family Services team as a Youth Development Officer.

In this position you will be proactive in engaging with young people and key community stakeholders to identify, develop and deliver initiatives that encourage young people’s active participation in civic life and promote their health and wellbeing.

You will be tertiary qualified in community development, youth, social work, or its equivalent and have demonstrated experience and understanding of working with young people and community stakeholders.

Key skills include:
Sound understanding of youth issues, including disengaged and vulnerable young people and multicultural communities
Sound understanding of youth participation and community development principles
Demonstrated experience in facilitation, project and program development and implementation: and event development and delivery.

Applicants must adequately meet the requirements of the role and fully address the selection criteria contained in the position description. To view a copy of this position description, please click on the link below.

Youth Development Officer - July 2020.pdf

You may be required to undertake practical testing, work preference profiling / psychometric testing, functional capacity assessment (physical) or aptitude testing.

The successful candidate will be asked to produce a clear Working with Children Check and will be asked to consent to a national police check (and where relevant an ‘international criminal history check’), subject to the operation of spent conviction laws. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Previous applicants who were unsuccessful for this position need not re-apply.

We offer a range of benefits for staff including a friendly team environment, salary sacrificed child care (where available), discounted gym membership and a vibrant social club.

Further information: Katharina Verscharen, 9793 2155
Applications close: 5pm, Friday, 7 May 2021

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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