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Refugee Youth Peer Mentoring Program Officer

Employer: Western Sydney MRC
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Community Development, Volunteer Management, Youth, Multiculturalism & Diversity
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 04 September, 2019.
Applications close: 25 September, 2019.

  • Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) is seeking to employ an RYPMP Project Officer.
  • This role will be at equivalent SCHCADS level 4.1, with salary sacrifice options available.
  • The position is part-time (21-28 hours per week).
  • The position is until June 2020.

The Refugee Youth Peer Mentoring Program (RYPMP) aims to support and build the capacity of young people from a refugee background to achieve their goals and shape their own futures. We have designed a flexible, mixed-mode mentoring program that strives to enhance the economic, social and civic participation of young people and enhance their personal well being and sense of self.

Find out more about our RYPMP program here.

The RYPMP Project Officer is responsible for the following:

  • Support and facilitate the recruitment and screening of mentors and mentees
  • Organise and deliver relevant training and orientation for all RYPMP mentors
  • Maintain the delivery of processes and guidelines to guide both mentors and mentees
  • With the Program Coordinator, maintain systems to closely monitor engagement between mentors and mentees
  • Ensure timely and accurate records and reporting of programs/projects

Selection Criteria


  • Relevant qualifications in community services or community development, minimum Certificate IV in Community Services or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and communicate with young people from diverse language, religious, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in project planning and coordination
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of child protection and relevant legislative requirements
  • Demonstrated experience in reporting and data collection
  • Understanding of WH&S considerations and procedures
  • Demonstrated computer skills


  • Bi-cultural and bi-lingual background
  • Experience with recruiting, training and supporting volunteers
  • Experience with Office365

Required to:

  • Possess the right to work in Australia
  • Compliance Checklist
    • Ability to work flexible hours
    • Have or able to obtain a current first aid certificate
    • Able to provide a clear Working with Children Check and Police Clearance (to be supplied before starting)

For further information or questions please email Rachel:

Applications close by: C.O.B. on 25th September 2019.

A copy of the Position description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

There are three ways to submit your application:

  1. Fill in the online form at the bottom of this page to submit your application cover letter and resume
  2. Email your resume and cover letter addressed to the Marketing, Fundraising and Community Manager, Rachel Haywood, using the subject line: Refugee Youth Peer Mentoring Program Officer application via EthicalJobs, or
  3. Mail you application to PO Box 435, Liverpool, NSW 2170

When lodging your application, make sure you submit the following information:

  1. Letter of application addressing the selection criteria, essential and desirable.
  2. Resume outlining your qualification and experience
  3. Name, position and phone number of at least 2 professional referees

It is your responsibility to ensure that the application gets to the centre on time. We will not take any responsibilities for technical difficulties or lost applications.

Applications close by C.O.B. on 25th September 2019.

Please make sure that the application is received by the Western Sydney MRC by the due date. Late applications may not be accepted.

Employment Procedure

At Western Sydney MRC, staff are employed under an Equal Employment

Opportunity policy. All applicants are assessed under the same criteria and via the same process.

  1. An employment subcommittee will convene and follow the following process:
  2. Cull the applications according to the identified selection criteria. Applicants will not be interviewed if they do not meet the essential criteria. Depending on the number and quality of applicants, the desirable criteria may be considered. In cases of an extremely large number of applicants meeting the desirable and essential criteria, the panel will select the applicant who meet the criteria best.
  3. Applicant selected will be interviewed. All selected applicants will be asked the same questions.
  4. Depending on the position, each candidate may be asked to participate in a short test assessing specific criteria (for example–a typing test, writing skills or computer skills).
  5. Referees of the best applicant/s will be contacted
  6. Employment panel will identify successful candidate and conditions of offer of employment (i.e. wages, probation period)
  7. Convener of the panel will make an offer of employment to the successful candidate, initially by phone and subsequently in writing
  8. Unsuccessful candidates will be informed in writing.
Supporting materials  PD RYPMP Project Officer Sept 2019.pdf