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Aboriginal Youth Worker & Workshop Facilitator

Advertiser: Ted Noffs Foundation3.3 out of 53.3 overall rating (10 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
21 Aug 2019
Sydney, Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development, Indigenous & Multicultural Services

"Our Mission is to help disadvantaged young Australian become advantaged. Together, we can continue to make a difference for the next generation of young Australians"

Type: Full Time

Location: Penrith NSW

Remuneration: Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Award 2010 (Level 3) + full salary packaging options available.

Founded in 1970, Ted Noffs Foundation is a nationwide organisation, which offers young people the support and opportunities to reach their full potential. 

The successful candidate will provide cultural workshops in local schools. Workshops are designed to:

  • Engage with students and improve identification and connection with Aboriginal culture
  • Increase school retention, attendance and improve peer relationships
  • Provide early intervention mental health and suicide prevention program
  • Engage with families of young people involved in workshops

The Deadly Dreaming program delivers a series of school-based workshops aimed at bolstering the art and cultural aspects of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community with the view of addressing youth disengagement. The workshops achieve this by supporting participants to develop and maintain connection with culture, appreciate heritage and reconnect with Elders within the community.

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Develop and maintain varied and viable programs of music, dance, creative arts, cultural and recreational activity for young people.
  • Involve young people in NAIDOC Week celebrations.
  • Ensure that the program is delivered to the highest standards in accordance with agreed program plans in compliance with the requirements of the funding agreements.
  • Demonstrate initiative, creativity and practical life skills to organise positive group programs for young people.
  • Acquire local knowledge and develop meaningful dialogue with young people.
  • Look for opportunities to form further community partnerships and programs.
  • Maintain records on service delivery.

Essential Selection Criteria:

  • Qualifications in working with young people.
  • Aboriginality and recognition within the Aboriginal Community.
  • Ability to connect and engage with young people.
  • Experience in developing and delivering workshops, using cultural and artistic expression, preferably in school settings.
  • Commitment to the principles of harm minimisation and to the aims of the Ted Noffs Foundation.
  • Successful candidates MUST have a current and valid NSW Working With Children Check prior to commencing employment.
  • Current driver's licence and a good driving record.

Ted Noffs Foundation considers that being an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

How to Apply: 

Submit your application via SEEK (Resume and Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria). Applications must be submitted by 15 September 2019. Rolling interviews may be performed so applicants are encouraged to apply at the earliest point.

Please note only successful applicants will be contacted. For further information, contact us at

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have experience working with young people with complex needs?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?

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