- Job posted on: 20th Jun 2019
- Applications close:
The Koorie Youth Council (KYC) is the representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in Victoria. Guided by an Executive of 15 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and our state-wide members, KYC values the diversity and strength of young people as decision-makers. KYC advocates to government and community to advance the rights and representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. By hosting events like the annual Koorie Youth Summit, KYC brings Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people together to amplify their voices for social change.
KYC is under auspice of the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria.
The Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) is the peak body and leading policy advocate on young people’s issues in Victoria. YACVic’s vision is that young Victorians have their rights upheld and are valued as active participants in their communities. YACVic is an independent, not-for-profit, member-driven organisation that represents young people (aged 12–25 years) and the sector that works with them.
KYC has partnered with YACVic and the Victorian Government’s Office for Youth in the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) to support Aboriginal young people through a new Aboriginal youth mentoring program. The program provides local mentoring opportunities for Aboriginal young people to develop their skills and their connections to their culture and communities, enhancing their life skills and connecting them to education, training and employment. The Marram Nganyin Youth Mentoring Project Officer will provide and support training opportunities, resources and outreach support around high-quality youth mentoring to Aboriginal community-controlled organisations (ACCOs) that deliver the program. This role plays a key role in supporting the organisations, ensuring young people are engaging in the programs and helping shape and inform the design and delivery of programs.
We are looking for someone who is flexible, motivated and willing to play an active part in a collaborative and close-knit team. To be eligible to apply for this position you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
*Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this role*
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YACVic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People with disabilities, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply for this position.
YACVic promotes the safety, well-being and inclusion of all children and young people, including those with a disability, those who are Aboriginal or those from refugee or migrant backgrounds. We take child protection very seriously. All employees are subject to screening and assessment against child safety standards, including rigorous background, identity and reference checks. The successful applicant will require a current Working with Children Check and Police Check (costs reimbursed) and must agree to adhere to our child safe policy and code of conduct.