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Youth Program Coordinator - Safer Communities



The Edmund Rice Centre WA has a proud history and an ongoing commitment to assisting people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Established in 1998 to provide essential settlement services and community education activities in the northern suburbs of Perth, the Centre services have expanded widely throughout the metropolitan area with a particular emphasis on young people and youth leadership as a way of ensuring a positive future for all. The Edmund Rice Centre WA is recognised as one of Australia’s leading service providers by community groups, government and other agencies in the field.


The Coordinator works with the assistance of youth workers, volunteers, state sporting associations and other organisations to provide opportunities for:

  1. Greater access to and improved participation in sport and recreation activities by participants
  2. The development of leadership, coaching and management skills that can be applied in a range of pursuits
  3. Increased physical activity; personal and professional development
  4. The building of positive and harmonious relationships with Australian-born youth and adults;
  5. Increased access to local sporting, arts and leadership pathways;
  6. Mainstream local organisations, including local sporting clubs, to increase their membership by linking them with youth interested in ongoing participation.

Please refer to the attached position description for further information.

How to apply

To apply for this position please submit the following to this email address reception@ercwa.org.au, using the subject line: Youth Program Coordinator - Safer Communities application via EthicalJobs.

  • National Police clearance
  • Working with Children Check
  • A Degree, Diploma, Certificate or approved equivalent qualifications
  • Suitable qualifications Youth Work, Social Work, Community Services or other health related qualifications (i.e. Social Work, Youth Work, Family Studies, etc.) and/or relevant experience in the field
  • A current and comprehensive resume including 2 references.
  • A two-page cover letter outlining:
    • Why you are interested in the role
    • Relevant skills and experience in delivering community projects and working with diverse cultural groups, specifically youth from disadvantaged backgrounds.
    • How your work history and personal approach aligns with this role and ERCWA values.

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