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Support Worker - Youth Enrichment Program

The Parks Community Network Inc
  • This position is part time minimum 24 hours per fortnight, fixed term until 18th of December, 2022

The Parks Community Network provides a range of programs and services for our local community. We are looking for a motivated support worker to assist with the Youth Enrichment Program.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • To assist the Youth Enrichment Program (YEP) Coordinator in the design, implementation and evaluation of the programs
  • To co-facilitate or facilitate with the Youth Enrichment Program (YEP) Coordinator a supportive, safe, informal group learning environment (includes setting boundaries, ensuring compliance, negotiating, using sensitivity and promoting positive attitudes)
  • Actively engage the young people in the planned learning experiences like excursions, skills workshops, discussions etc
  • Provide individual and group support to the participants
  • To operate as a team together with the Youth Enrichment Program Coordinator on issues affecting the Youth Enrichment Program and participants. (Share responsibility for the activities/program with Youth Enrichment Program Coordinator)
  • To be responsible for implementing some components of the Youth Enrichment Program
  • To be responsible for day-to-day operation of the Youth Enrichment Program (YEP) activities as negotiated (such as shopping, putting together resources, picking up and/or dropping participants etc)
  • To undertake appropriate referral to local services for participants where necessary
  • To work as part of the team at The Parks Community Network
  • To assume duties as Acting Youth Enrichment Program Coordinator in his/her absence
  • To assist in meeting requirements of funding bodies and preparation of submissions as required
  • To do other related duties as required

To be a successful applicant you will have:

Key Selection Criteria

  • Ability to work with school students outside the school system
  • Knowledge of education and employment services for young people
  • Creative and innovative ideas for working with young people at risk
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to show initiative
  • Good communication skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Experience in working with young people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds and other disadvantaged groups
  • Sound administrative skills
  • Sound computer skills

For further information please ring The Parks Community Network Inc on 02 9609 7400.

A full position description is attached below.

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