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Engagement Worker / Youth Worker

Advertiser: Ted Noffs Foundation3.1 out of 53.1 overall rating (11 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
4 Oct 2019
Work Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family 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: Civic ACT

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

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

Noffs is seeking an Engagement Worker / Youth Worker who can deliver regular creative arts workshops. The role has a strong focus on quality engagement via creative arts, music, dance, spoken word, rap, performance and events for young people between the ages of 12-25 to address their substance use and associated problems. These programs aim to use creative arts as a vehicle to empower young people and increase their motivation to reduce their substance use and antisocial behaviour.

The Street University is an innovative youth driven space that engages at risk young people through a range of educational, recreational, cultural and art-based programs. Street University focuses on assisting marginalised young people who do not traditionally engage with mainstream services.

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Promote meaningful engagement by young people in programs.
  • Acquire local knowledge and develop meaningful dialogue with young people.
  • Develop and maintain varied and viable program of sports, creative arts and recreational activity for young people.
  • Work with young people to ensure their ideas contribute fully to the planning and delivery of sessions, projects and activities.
  • Evaluating and supervising Volunteers to run workshops.
  • Develop effective working partnerships with local and national statutory, commercial and voluntary organisations.
  • Look for opportunities to form further community partnerships and programs
  • Maintain accurate records and prepare high quality reports.
  • Manage the smooth day-to-day operations of the centre.
  • Attend and actively participate in relevant meetings.

Essential Selection Criteria:

  • Experience in working with young people, preferably those with alcohol and other drug related difficulties.
  • Experience in a community development setting.
  • Initiative, creativity and practical life skills to organise positive group programs and other activities for young people.
  • Ability to develop, maintain and build positive relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Proven organisational skills and the ability to multi-task with attention to detail, accuracy and deadlines.
  • Proficient in the use of client management systems.
  • Commitment to the principles of harm minimisation and to the aims of the Ted Noffs Foundation.
  • Successful candidates MUST have a current and valid ACT Working With Vulnerable People card prior to commencing employment.
  • Current driver's licence and a good driving record.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Good understanding of Logic Pro Recording Software.
  • Ability to set up equipment for recording sessions and concerts.

Ted Noffs Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

How to Apply:

Submit your application via SEEK (Resume and a Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria above) by 20 October 2019. 

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

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 Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • 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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