Positions Available:

Youth Worker – Redwood Community Centre

– Redwood Community Centre, Warbuton, VIC
– Part Time
– Applications Close: 12 May 2019

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia is seeking a Youth Worker for the Redwood Community Centre.  This is a unique opportunity to provide programs that foster resilience and positive long-term outcomes for young people from the Warburton community.

The youth worker will oversee a range of activities in the centre including:

  1. Research the needs of the local area in relation to programs and supports available to young people (ages 0-18) and families. In particular, identify gaps in programs and support available in the area.
  2. Report research findings to the manager and in consultation with the manager, respond to findings by creating a program/s to address the gaps identified.
  3. Introduce, promote and run the Happy Hands program- a fully supported art and creativity program for young children which promotes hands on learning.
  4. Understand the social and emotional needs of vulnerable young people (including Autism Spectrum Disorder and the impacts of trauma on cognitive and emotional development).
  5. Provide effective interaction with all participants of the program as well as their parents/carers.
  6. Advertise for and recruit suitable volunteers and mentors to support the running of the programs.
  7. Advertise/promote the programs to ensure adequate enrolments allow the programs to be self-sustaining.
  8. Demonstrate and provide training in a range of life skills, including basic Restorative Practices training and approaches to conflict resolution.
  9. Show a high level of organisational skills to keep records of attendance, incidents and other relevant data.
  10. Ensure all WHS and Child Protection guidelines are understood and adhered to by participants and volunteers.

 

Essential Selection Criteria

  1. Certificate qualification or experience in community/youth services education or similar discipline.
  2. Proven ability to facilitate and deliver programs and activities that foster youth resilience and community development that cater to young people and their families.
  3. Genuine interest in working with people of varying economic, social and educational status, while demonstrating cultural sensitivity.
  4. Able to obtain a clear Working with Children Check
  5. Proven to be self-motivated and to work autonomously.
  6. Demonstrated flexibility with a strong work ethic and positive attitude
  7. High level presentation and communication skills
  8. Sound basic computer skills
  9. Excellent time management/organisational skills
  10. Very good team-work, networking, liaison and negotiation skills
  11. Willingness to uphold Christian values, beliefs and attitudes
  12. Capacity to create a caring environment
  13. Capacity to work without supervision – a good self-starter
  14. Basic First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain one.

 

Desirable Selection Criteria

Ability to keep abreast of community needs

For additional information please contact:  Alison Young, ADRA Australia. Phone 02 9489 5488 or email alisonyoung@adra.org.au. Please click here for a job description.

Candidates should address the selection criteria in their application letter through examples of past experiences and qualifications. Forward your letter and resume by 12 May 2019 along with the names of three work related referees to: alisonyoung@adra.org.au

At the time of application the successful applicant will already have the legal right to live and work in Australia.

ADRA Australia is a child safe organisation and screens applicants for suitability to work with children, the successful applicant will be required to obtain a police check. Police checks must be conducted for each country in which the individual has lived for 12 months or longer over the last five years, and for the individual’s country of citizenship (including dual citizenship holders). Individuals need to provide their consent to a criminal record check and should be informed of the purpose for which the resulting police clearance certificate should be used. ADRA Australia recognises that in limited instances it may prove impossible to obtain a reliable criminal record check. A statutory declaration outlining efforts made to obtain a foreign police check, and disclosing any charges and spent convictions related to child exploitation, may be accepted in lieu.

ADRA Australia is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. 

A copy of relevant policies are available on request.

The appointing body reserves the right to fill this position at its discretion. 

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ADRA Australia is a child safe organisation and screens applicants for suitability to work with children, successful applicants will be required to obtain a police check. Police checks must be conducted for each country in which the individual has lived for 12 months or longer over the last five years, and for the individual’s country of citizenship (including dual citizenship holders). Individuals need to provide their consent to a criminal record check and should be informed of the purpose for which the resulting police clearance certificate should be used. ADRA Australia recognises that in limited instances it may prove impossible to obtain a reliable criminal record check. A statutory declaration outlining efforts made to obtain a foreign police check, and disclosing any charges and spent convictions related to child exploitation, may be accepted in lieu.

ADRA Australia is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. A copy of relevant policies are available on request. The appointing body reserves the right to fill positions at its discretion. Successful applicants will already have the legal right to live and work in Australia.