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Youth Development Worker

Mackay Regional Council - Mackay, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: Mackay Region Joblink


Mackay Regional Council has an opportunity for an experienced Youth Development Worker to join our team at the Sarina Youth Centre; on a permanent full-time basis.

The Role:

The Youth Development Officer works with the youth and community of the Sarina area to identify the needs of young people and develop, implement and evaluate appropriate strategies to meet those needs.  This position is based at the Sarina Youth Centre and is responsible for the coordination of the programming and service delivery from the centre.

Essential Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

  • Qualifications in Community Development, Social Work or Human Services or equivalent and/or relevant qualifications and experience.
  • Experience and proven ability working with vulnerable populations, preferably young people in need or at risk.
  • Current QLD “C” Class Drivers Licence
  • Ability to display discretion and integrity when dealing with confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Sound verbal communication, negotiation, conflict resolution, organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • Sound computer skills and the ability to use reporting systems relevant to the position.
  • Ability to work with the broader community, support of programs, planning and community consultation skills.
  • Awareness of community structures and systems that exist to support young people.

Blue Card - It is an essential requirement for this position to hold a Working with Children Blue Card.  Under Queensland legislation, you must hold the Blue Card prior to commencing employment – No Card, No Start policy.  If you currently do not hold a Blue Card, we recommend you commence the application process when you apply for the position. For more information please refer to the following website: https://www.qld.gov.au/law/laws-regulated-industries-and-accountability/queensland-laws-and-regulations/regulated-industries-and-licensing/blue-card/applications/apply


Salary & Benefits Package

  • Base annual salary range from $67,585 - $82,036 (the level offered will be determined on the successful candidates qualifications and experience)
  • Up to 18% superannuation (conditions apply)
  • Choice of 4 or 5 weeks’ annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • May be eligible for salary sacrificing options
  • Membership to lifestyle benefits program including corporate discounts
  • Study and assistance programs for career development
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee health and wellbeing initiatives


Are you ready to catapult your career?

For a Position Description and information on how to apply please visit https://vacancies.mackay.qld.gov.au/ER21_3_19_8_9825/VacancyList.aspx

For us to assess if you’re the one we are searching for, it is mandatory that you submit your resume, a cover letter and a full statement addressing the selection criteria. The selection criteria can be found on the Position Description, available to be downloaded from the vacancy on Council’s website. 

Applications Close:  8 April 2021

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, where all applicants are treated with fairness and respect and have equal access to all opportunities available. At Mackay Regional Council, diversity is about creating a respectful and inclusive workplace that recognises the unique contributions and perspectives of our employees, working together to deliver extraordinary results.