Outreach Coordintor – Yuendumu
The Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC) has a unique opportunity for an Outreach Coordinator to join the team within the Mt Theo Program - the nationally acclaimed community response to substance abuse and youth development. Splitting your time between Yuendumu and the outreach communities of Willlowra, Nyirrpi and Lajamanu, this is a full time position working 5 days per week, incorporating after hours and weekends as required.
Reporting to the Operations Manager, you’ll be responsible for the WYDAC Youth Programs in Willowra, Nyirrpi and Lajamanu including providing management, supervision and support to the 2 Youth Workers for each community. In addition, you will also be responsible for preparing funding submissions and high level reports for program funding bodies.
More specifically, some of your key duties will include:
- Managing, supporting and supervising Youth Workers in each community;
- Managing the Human Resources needs for all three communities;
- Working closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the program reflects local priorities;
- Presenting on the Outreach Program to funding bodies, key stakeholders and at WYDAC Committee meetings; and
- Spending at least 2 days and 1 night in each community every 4 weeks.
To be successful in this pivotal role, you will have extensive experience managing recreational programs for young people, preferably within cross-cultural communities and/or a remote context. Importantly, you must have experience writing funding submissions and the ability to generate high level reports for funding bodies.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required as you will be working within a team environment and will need to demonstrate your negotiation skills, resourcefulness and self-motivation on a regular basis. You’ll need to be confident making decisions independently and also need the ability to manage stressful situations as they arise.
You will also need excellent computer skills (Apple Mac) with a proven knowledge of spreadsheets and databases.
Although not essential, experience in leading teams and/or managing projects will be highly regarded, as will any relevant tertiary qualifications.
Suitable candidates will also possess a current C Class Open Driver’s Licence and must be willing to obtain a Police Check and currently hold, or be eligible to obtain an Ochre Card.
For more information and to apply, please follow the link below:
Youth Development Workers – Willowra
We are currently recruiting for two Youth Development Worker positions (male and female) for Willowra community.
- Join an organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life for youth living in the Willowra community and truly make a difference!
- Bring your creative flair in music, media, arts, dance and/or performance to this fantastic role!
- Competitive remuneration circa $47,000 to $55,000, plus salary sacrificing options!
- A great range of further benefits include fully furnished accommodation, free utilities, phone and internet allowances!
- Great training and development opportunities including media skills training!
About the opportunity
The Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC) has a unique opportunity for a Youth Development Worker to join the team within the Mt Theo Program - the nationally acclaimed community response to substance abuse and youth development. Based in Willowra, NT, this is a full time position working 5 days per week, incorporating some after hours and weekends as required.
Reporting to the Outreach Coordinator, the local Sub Committee and WYDAC Committee, you’ll be providing a program of diversionary youth and media activities responsive to the needs of the youth in the community. These programs provide a focus for building the resilience, confidence and skills, specifically of young Warlpiri women, to resist substance misuse and help them reach their full potential.
More specifically, some of your key duties will include:
- Working closely with the community stakeholders including elders, families and Yapa youth workers to plan and provide a weekly youth activity program, involving various activities including basketball, football, softball, discos, film nights, art & craft, music, multi-media and cultural excursions;
- Ensuring all necessary resources for activities are obtained and maintained;
- Organising sporting events and competitions in conjunction with other local communities;
- Engaging with local agencies to assist in the delivery of diversionary and developmental activities;
- Facilitating basic media activity that highlights the achievements of the program and organisation, as well as publicising weekly youth activities;
- Undertaking daily reporting, administration and quality management processes; and
- Monitoring ‘at risk’ youth for changes in behaviour that may indicate a problem, and make referrals as necessary.
If you’re looking for a position where you can truly make a difference in the community while experiencing the real Australian outback – this is the opportunity for you!
To be successful in this pivotal role, you will have relevant Youth Work qualifications and experience. A background working with young people and in the management of recreational programs is essential, as is proven experience in remote and/or cross-cultural communities, preferably in a remote context. Your demonstrated creativity skills in music, media, arts, dance and/or performance will be an advantage.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required as you will be working with a number of internal and external stakeholders within the organisation and community. Additionally, you’ll be able to work effectively in a team environment, and you’ll need to demonstrate your strong negotiation skills, resourcefulness and self-motivation on a regular basis. You’ll need to be confident making decisions independently and also be able to manage stressful situations as they arise.
You’ll have solid administrative experience along with excellent computer skills, with a proven knowledge of spreadsheets and databases.
Suitable candidates will also possess a current C Class Open Driver’s Licence and must be willing to obtain a Police Check and currently hold, or be eligible to obtain a Working with Children clearance (Ochre Card). A current senior First Aid certificate will be highly regarded.
About the benefits
In this highly varied role, you will experience real job satisfaction every day.
For your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with attractive remuneration circa $47,000 to $55,000 (commensurate with experience and qualifications) including salary packaging with salary sacrificing to significantly increase your take home pay!
In addition, you will also benefit from fully furnished accommodation, free utilities, phone and internet allowances as well as exciting training and development opportunities including training in media skills!
Please note: Applicants must be eligible to live and work in Australia, with no restrictions.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to truly make a difference – Apply Now!
We are always interested to hear from people interested in working for WYDAC. If you would like us to keep your details on file for consideration as further opportunities arise, please send us an email attaching your CV and a completed Expression of Interest form to admin [at] mttheo.org
Expression of interest form .DOC format
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