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Youth Development Officer - Remote South Australia


Employer: NPY Women's Council
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Community Development, Indigenous, Youth, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional SA

Job posted on: 19 March, 2019.
Applications close: 01 April, 2019. (Expired)

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Council was founded and is still led, governed and directed by women from the NPY region. It was created to give a voice to women across 26 desert communities in the cross-border regions of Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Today, we continue to provide progressive, innovative and evidence based work in service delivery, advocacy and support.

The Youth Program works with children and young people (aged 10-25) and their families living in the NPY region, and is integral to the work that we do. Our model is based on four key components that include Case Management, Leadership and Education, Youth Diversion and Recreation and Advocacy.

As a Youth Development Officer, you will work with Anangu people to develop, facilitate and deliver a creative, educational and supportive youth program. Along with coordinating activities for children and youth; you will provide aspirational case management, support youths who are at risk and inspire children who are doing well.

We are looking for people who have previous Youth Work experience, if this experience has been gained working remotely then it will be highly regarded. You will be passionate about this type of work with a willingness and capacity to learn the skill sets you don’t know. In this role, you’ll need to have high energy and be committed to working alongside Anangu.

In addition, you will have values that closely align with our guiding principles, be resilient, driven and are strong in relationship building. The positions are based in remote communities in South Australia; returning to Alice Springs every six to eight weeks for supervision, case reviews, personal tasks and health and wellbeing.

This is a unique chance to work for an organisation that takes a grassroots approach to community development. You will live, work and build lasting relationships within a local community and get to experience an amazing landscape and part of the world. This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn about yourself, Anangu culture and grow professionally at the same time.

You will work within a supportive, trauma informed framework and we provide a comprehensive orientation program. You will receive best practice clinical supervision and professional development that includes vicarious trauma, case management and four-wheel drive training. We also provide critical incident de-briefing and a range of counselling services to support you.

In addition to this we offer a generous remuneration package. You will receive an above award salary, additional superannuation, salary packaging benefits, 32 days of annual leave, 15 days of personal leave (to care for you and your family) and a retention bonus. We also provide NPYWC accommodation and use of a company vehicle.

A full Position Description is attached below.

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