Youth & Community Engagement Officer - FT - Tamworth

Centacare New England North West
Tamworth & North West NSW
Community Services & Development
Community Development
Full time
Posted 4d ago

The Youth & Community Engagement Officer will creatively engage young people, family and friends, service providers and the general community in a flexible, youth focused and supportive way to promote and enhance recovery orientated services as part of headspace Tamworth’s vision to improve the mental and social wellbeing of young people.

Who We Are

Centacare NENW is a leading provider of social and community services across the New England North West area and the Social Services Agency of the Catholic Diocese of Armidale . 

The benefits of working for Centacare NENW

As an employee of Centacare NENW you will have the opportunity to work alongside a committed and professional team within a dynamic and supportive culture, other benefits offered include:

  • A vibrant, energetic and supportive team environment that strives to be professional, fun and family friendly
  • Extensive range of worksheets, educational tools and other internally developed resources
  • Individual and peer supervision to support your professional practice
  • Flexible working arrangements including an ADO [Allocated Day Off]
  • Opportunities to develop group programs and resources based on areas of personal interest
  • Diverse client load with support to increase areas of professional expertise
  • We have a burnout prevention caseload model, which emphasises staff's health and wellbeing
  • Generous Professional Development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program

Tax-free Salary Packaging Benefits

In addition to your remuneration, you have the option to enjoy generous tax- free salary packaging benefits which includes;

  • General Living Expenses up to $15,900
  • Entertainment Benefits up to $2,650
  • Car Leasing through Novated Leasing

About The Role 

Working as part of our team some key responsibilities include but is not limited to:

  • Use creative and assertive approaches to engage young people 12-25 with specific focus on those from indigenous, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI), Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds in addition to other youth target groups such as schools, TAFE and young adults employed and unemployed around their issues of concern within the Step Care model and promote a positive help seeking environment.

  • Take a pro-active role in developing relationships with schools, community service organisations and government sectors by facilitating local education, training and health promotion campaigns that assist young people to get help early.

  • Represent headspace Tamworth at local youth network meetings and other interagency meetings as required.

  • Advocate and positively promote headspace programs within the local community.

About Our Perfect Candidate

We want to work with people who like to make a difference in a community, are happy to introduce their new skills and ways of thinking as well as have fun in a friendly and professional environment.

Essential Criteria

  • Experience and/or ability to actively and assertively engage young people, 12-25, years from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Experience and /or ability to establish effective partnerships within a multidisciplinary team, young people, family and friends a range of service providers and organisations.
  • Experience and/or ability to use a range of mediums to connect with audiences such as PowerPoint/ social media and group work.
  • Demonstrated initiative, flare and a passion for empowering young people to lead fulfilling lives.
  • Strong experience and expertise with social media as a communication tool.
  • Knowledge of WH&S issues in delivering services in the community in particular confidentiality and security integrity and ability to transfer knowledge into practice.
  • Current NSW drivers licence and the ability to travel as part of the job if required.

Centacare NENW is an equal employment opportunity employer.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Persons and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Would you like to find out more or apply

To apply for this position please click on the below apply link.

Only applicants that submit the following will be considered:

  • A covering letter
  • A statement of claim addressing how you meet the above Essential Criteria and
  • Your resume

For more information or role related queries please contact Cooper Faint on

Closing date for applications:  4pm, Thursday, 16th December 2021

Centacare NENW is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and demonstrates a zero tolerance to abuse.

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