- Job posted on: 3rd Oct 2018
- Applications close:
Melbourne Aboriginal Youth Sport and Recreation (MAYSAR) is a well-regarded and well-recognised community centre in Fitzroy. For over 30 years MAYSAR (formerly known as the Fitzroy Stars Aboriginal Community Youth Club Gymnasium) has offered a community gym, youth services, health promotion, housed physical education and sporting groups, provided community support and a public meeting place.
MAYSAR has been funded to deliver a range of programs to community members with a particular emphasis on support to Aboriginal youth in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. The Program Officer will coordinate a series of Culture, Arts, Recreation, Music and Sports (CARMS) programs to include Men, Women, Youth and Children in community based activities.
Whitelion is a non-profit organisation that supports disadvantaged young people. Whitelion’s mission is to build meaningful relationships and create opportunities that enable highly vulnerable and high risk young people to reconnect with society and reach their full potential. Whitelion provides youth focused, culturally and gender specific programs including mentoring, employment, role modelling and specialist outreach. Whitelion is a growing non-profit community organisation that supports and empowers young people to reach their potential.
The CARMS program will provide mentoring with group activities for Aboriginal community members in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. MAYSAR and Whitelion are seeking an experienced, qualified and motivated worker to join our team.
This varied, hands-on role would suit a person with an understanding of Victoria’s Aboriginal community, Youth Justice and Child Protection systems, experience in supporting volunteers, and a demonstrated commitment to working with disadvantaged young people. Relevant experience/qualifications in Social Work, Youth Work or similar fields is required. This position includes out of hours, occasional weekend work and possible attendance at camps.