Youth Engagement Worker

Employer: Ted Noffs Foundation

Region: Ipswich

Closing Date: 8 November 2020

Job Description:

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Type: Full Time

Location: Mobile across Ipswich, Logan, Southport, Bay Islands and Northern Gold Coast QLD

Remuneration: SCHADS Award 2010 Level 3 ($31.02 per hour) + full salary packaging options available

Founded in 1970, the Ted Noffs Foundation offers young people the support and opportunities to reach their full potential. Our Mission is to help disadvantaged young Australians become advantaged. Together, we can continue to make a difference for the next generation of young Australians.

Noffs is seeking a Youth Engagement Worker to deliver regular creative arts workshops with strong focus on quality engagement via 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.

This role will be required to drive manual vehicle and run workshops at community centres within Ipswich, Logan, Southport, Bay Islands and Northern Gold Coast, as well as at the Street Universities in Logan, Morayfield and Southport QLD.

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.
  • 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 QLD Blue Card prior to commencing employment.
  • Must hold a manual Driver Licence with 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:

Please submit your application to [email protected] using the subject line: Youth Engagement Worker QLD Application, which must include a Resume and a Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria. Applications must be received by 8 November 2020.

 

Please note only successful applicants will be contacted.

Location

Address: 206A Alison Road
Suburb: Randwick
Postcode: 2031

Contact

Name: Gerhananing Rosari