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Team Leader Youth Projects

Melton City Council
  • Full Time Permanent Position
  • Salary Range $84,067 to $91,546 pa + 9.5% Super + RDO

About Melton City Council

The City of Melton is a place where everyone belongs. Our community is vibrant and diverse and one of the fastest developing in Australia. Our organisation strives to provide our community with state of the art, excellent amenity, health and wellbeing and to support our community to be a lifelong learning city. We invest in innovation and our people’s professional and personal development. We offer generous leave and flexibility that best suits your lifestyle and a collaborative and inclusive culture. You’ll be able to work close to home and have new cafes and shops opening every day amongst the heritage buildings and open green spaces of one of Melbourne’s fastest growing municipalities.

The Opportunity

As Team Leader of the Projects team in the Young Communities service unit, you will lead the team to design, deliver projects that meet with Council’s strategic plans, respond to the needs of young people within the community and meet all required obligations of external funding providers. You will implement systems that monitor, report and evaluate the efficacy of programs and ensure alignment to Council’s strategic direction.

Reporting to the Coordinator Young Communities, the role will report, monitor, evaluate and analyse performance of core programs and services making recommendations on future service provision in line with Councils strategic direction; whilst actively seek opportunities for additional funding to expand programs. The role will engage with young people across the municipality and other key stakeholders (agencies and community groups) to develop and implement improved services / programs to enhance participation of young people.

You will have strong people leadership skills and a demonstrated ability to take a lead role in providing advice and setting direction on a range of youth related issues, strategy and policy initiatives.

You will have well-developed written and verbal communication and presentation skills including the development of strategy, policy and procedures.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide active and effective leadership, support and supervision for the Projects team, managing resources to achieve targeted objectives with a focus on staff development.
  • Report, monitor, evaluate and analyse performance of core programs and services making recommendations on future service provisions in line with Councils strategic direction; actively seek opportunities for additional funding to expand programs.
  • Develop promotional strategies ensuring that programs, services and events are well publicised across the municipality and actively contribute toward the development of policy, procedures and strategies.
  • Monitor and report on the budget and assist with budget preparation.
  • Lead the Projects team to identify and actively seek opportunities for additional funding to expand programs for young people and their families.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Youth Work, Community Development and Welfare or a related discipline with relevant experience.
  • Relevant experience in working with young people and their families using a family focussed approach to case management.
  • Relevant experience in working with young people and their families within a broader community context, that is inclusive of all community members.
  • Experience working within funded programs.

Culture and Values

Our vision for our community is to be: “a thriving community where everyone belongs” and that means there’s a place here for you too. Our organisational values represent us as an established growth Council and the values are reflected in everything we do; our decision-making, our actions and our service provision to the community. Council has a diverse and vibrant organisation and we’d love to have you join us to help shape a city for the future.

We are Vibrant MELTON. Our values are:

  • Motivate
  • Empower
  • Lead
  • Trust
  • Open
  • Nurture


There are a number of great reasons why our people love working at Melton City Council:

  • 19 Day Month
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Extensive Career Development & Leadership Programs
  • 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carer Leave
  • Family Room available including Breastfeeding Facilities (Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace accredited)
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Social Club Activities
  • Subsidised Uniforms

To read more about our benefits visit https://meltoncity-staff-benefits.applynow.net.au/

How to Apply

For further information about the position, please contact Kristie Lawson, Coordinator Young Communities 0407 337 124.

To view Position Description and to apply, click Apply Now.

To be eligible for employment at Melton City Council you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or be legally entitled to work in Australia.

At Melton City Council we care for our people, we’re committed to the professional growth of our employees and support balance and flexibility. If you want to work with talented, passionate people and build a thriving and vibrant community, we encourage you to apply. We strongly encourage job applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

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