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Youth Activities Officer - Alice Springs

Gap Youth and Community Centre Aboriginal Organisation
  • Hours: 76 hours per fortnight
  • Term: Full time to 30 June 2021
  • Location: Alice Springs
  • Award: Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Services Award 2010, Level 3 (pay point to be determined based upon qualifications and experience), plus leave loading, superannuation and salary sacrifice
  • Responsible to: Program Manager
  • Accountable to: Case Work Manager
  • Indigenous Identified position

ABOUT The Gap:

The Gap Youth and Community Centre Aboriginal Corporation, a not-for-profit community-based organisation, has been providing assistance and support to at-risk children, young people, their families and their communities in Alice Springs since 1977. As a multi-service organisation funded by Territory and Federal government, Gap provides a range of support programs and activities to assist and empower young people to make positive choices and decisions for their future.

For over 43 years, Gap has been providing support and assistance to children and young people based on individual need including assistance with educational engagement, housing and homelessness, vocational training, employment assistance, crime prevention & intervention, information, referral, advocacy, practical assistance, drop-in, and recreational activities.


To assist with the delivery of the Youth Diversion and the Reconnect program through provision of activities designed to improve the level of engagement with family, education, and the community in a culturally appropriate way. The primary purpose of the position is to engage with and support young people who are engaged in formal youth diversion, experiencing or at risk of homelessness and at risk of entering formal youth justice system.

Main Duties:

  • Assist with the activities of the Gap Youth and Community Centre Reconnect program and Youth Diversion program to facilitate the delivery of services to the client group.
  • Engage with young people by participating in a variety of activities including sport and recreational, group work and educational activities that are both safe and culturally appropriate.
  • To be a positive role model and have genuine interest in assisting young people to build life skills and access information and services as required.
  • Assist young people fulfil requirements of their youth diversion including providing supervision of young people completing community service hours.
  • Build rapport with young people that is appropriate and reflects the values set out in the Code of Conduct.
  • To be a contributing member of the Gap Youth and Community Centre team by working effectively with other staff members to maintain a happy and balanced work environment
  • Complete tasks as set by the YD coordinator or CEO

The Gap Youth and Community Centre Aboriginal Corporation considers that being Aboriginal is a genuine occupational requirement as outlined in the State or Territory legislation and permitted as a ‘under special measure’ under section 8 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and by articles 1(4) and 2(2) of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

The position will remain open until a suitable applicant is appointed.

Employment with Gap is conditional on the employee providing NT Working with Children Check (Ochre Card), Satisfactory Criminal History Check. Persons considered for a position with Gap may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical examination and drug screen to determine fitness to perform nominated duties.

A position description is attached.

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