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Youth Worker - Wadeye

One Tree Community Services
  • Status: Full-time fixed-term until 31st December 2024
  • Salary: $90,257.18 (base salary inclusive of allowances/loadings) plus superannuation
  • Qualifications: Certificate/Diploma in Community Services, Youth Work, Social Work or relevant degree
  • Service name: Wadeye Kardu Darrikardu Numida Hostel
  • Location: Wadeye, Northern Territory 0822

One Tree is a national not for profit offering early childhood education, out of school hours care, community services, registered early childhood training, and professional support. Our remote services are in some of Australia’s most hard to reach, underserviced locations. It takes a special kind of person to work in these services, the kind of person who wants to make a difference.

Located in the small coastal community of Wadeye, the Kardu Darrikardu Numida Hostel is a 24/7 operating service. Living in Wadeye truly gives you the opportunity to experience and understand the benefit and challenges of living and working in remote Australia. Working alongside locally employed staff, you can learn from the local Aboriginal people. All while being supported by a small team, where your ideas and input can have genuine impact on the service and community.

The Youth Worker role is to supervise the physical, emotional and spiritual development of the students under their care, providing a link between the boarding school and the day school, maintaining contact with the parents and assisting in the planning and coordinating of various outside of school activities that promote wellbeing and safety.

Benefits on offer

  • Above award salary
  • Afternoon shift allowance
  • Free staff housing available
  • Weekend, sleepover and afternoon shift allowance
  • Quarterly flights to Darwin
  • 4 weeks leave, plus 2 weeks
  • Mobile + laptop provided
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • Length of service incentives
  • Online inductions and PD sessions
  • Uniforms provided

What you’ll do

  • Support young people to maintain strong connections to their culture, families and Elders
  • Maintain the care, safety and supervision of young people in a Boarding School Environment.
  • Build the self-esteem and self-confidence of young people
  • Empowering young people and supporting their social and emotional growth
  • Support school attendance
  • Develop programs for young people to be engaged in
  • Create learning opportunities for young people to develop new skills

Selection criteria

  • Min. 3 years' experience in adolescent residential care or related discipline
  • Demonstrate sound interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to establish a sound rapport with adolescents and demonstrate sound judgement
  • Ability to apply strength-based support to adolescents
  • Ability to engage, support and mentor adolescents from a therapeutic approach
  • Experience working with Indigenous people
  • Experience working in a remote Aboriginal community is desirable
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective administration, time management and organisation skills
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team


  • Be eligible to work in Australia and willing to move to Wadeye, NT
  • A clear NT Working with Children Check
  • National Police Clearance
  • Northern Land Council permit
  • First Aid & CPR certificates
  • A valid driver’s licence

What you need to do

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For more information or to request a copy of the position description, call or email us on (08) 6250 4103 or [email protected] using the subject line: Youth Worker - Wadeye enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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