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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 Nov 2019
Sydney, Parramatta & Western Suburbs
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 (Monday-Friday, 11am-7pm)

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.

Noffs is seeking an enthusiastic youth worker who can coordinate and run creative arts activities, including music production, dance, rap and graphic arts for young people.

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.

The Street University Youth Worker has a strong focus on quality engagement via delivering and coordinating creative arts activities, workshops and events. 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.

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 programs 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.
  • Develop effective working partnerships with local and national statutory, commercial and voluntary organisations.
  • Look for opportunities to form further community partnerships and programs
  • Assist in identifying and applying for funding streams.
  • 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:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications e.g. youth work, creative arts, psychology, counselling, social work.
  • Minimum 3 years of 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 youth and/or arts workshops and events.
  • 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 Microsoft Office and 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 NSW Working With Children Check prior to commencing employment.
  • Current driver's licence and a good driving record.

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 Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria). Applications must be submitted by 17 November 2019.

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 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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