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Youth Project Officer

Access Community Services Ltd - Kingston, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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Access Community Services Limited (ACSL) is Australia's leader and specialist in settlement, employment, training and youth and social enterprises for migrants, refugees and mainstream clients, in Queensland, particularly in the South East. As a community based, not for profit organization limited by guarantee, we boast over a 30 year history of serving our local community which was originally established in Logan in 1984. We are committed to fostering community development, youth, settlement and employment initiatives and to providing personal support programs to address the needs of disadvantaged youth and community groups including migrants, refugees, humanitarian entrants and visa holders.

Position Overview

The Youth Project Officer will be supporting the administration and facilitation of youth projects that align with youth leadership issues identified through the Multicultural Youth Queensland (MyQ) Council and mobilizing young people to engage, act and lead on these issues. This role will sit within the Community Development and Engagement team at Access who regularly work with active community members and Community Leaders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support administration of Multicultural Youth Queensland Council meetings and projects.
  • Communicate regularly with MyQ Council members.
  • Plan, develop and deliver projects in consultation with MyQ Council and team.
  • Work with the team on advocating on issues raised through MyQ Council by young people.
  • Build strong professional relationships with community members in order to provide information, advice, advocacy and support as required.
  • Performance objectives are based on the key accountabilities above and are aligned to organization and team objectives.
  • Individual performance measures and behavioral standards will be discussed and reviewed on a periodic basis in accordance with the Access Community Services Limited policies and procedures
  • Provide training and assistance to other members of the team in procedures to ensure optimal service standards are achieved.
  • Submit payroll information in line with deadlines to ensure all entitlements can be processed within identified timeframes team in procedures to ensure optimal service standards are achieved.
  • Produce regular social media content to increase visibility of MyQ Council
  • Collaborate with employer to effectively engage target cohorts.
  • Support communication between external stakeholders and community and participants including through social media.
  • Complete regular reports that will track the progress and challenges relating to engagement, community issues and update of the projects.

Selection Criteria

  • Knowledge and experience in working with CALD communities, in particular young people.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills to enable engagement with CALD families, communities and external stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in using current MS Office, database, social media and communication technologies.
  • Participation in Multicultural Youth Queensland Council.
  • Speak one or more of the languages commonly spoken within the LGA.
  • Experience in advocacy work on issues important to CALD communities and young people.
  • Tertiary qualification in Youth work, Social Work or related discipline.
  • Current Driver’s License.

About our Recruitment Process

At Access Community Services Ltd. we have a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organization where protecting children and preventing and responding to child abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of all employees, contractors and volunteers. All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.

We encourage candidates to provide a cover letter along with your resume, by submitting online. Should you be successful for the first round of shortlist, our Talent Acquisition Specialist will guide you through our process and next steps.

Access will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. If you require a reasonable adjustment, or want to update your preferred method of communication, please email hr@acsl.org.au.

Access Community Services Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourage people with disability, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, mature aged workers and people from culturally and & linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.

Kingston, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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