Header

Tangentyere Council's logo
More from this Employer
Tangentyere Council's logo

Youth Connection and Transport Worker - Alice Springs

Tangentyere Council

ABOUT US

Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation (TCAC) is a community controlled Public Benevolent Institution delivering human services and social enterprise activities for the benefit of Aboriginal people from the Alice Springs Town Camps, Urban Alice Springs and Central Australia.

First incorporated in 1979, the organisation was finalist in the 2016 Reconciliation Australia, Indigenous Governance Awards and is one of the 10 largest Aboriginal Corporations in Australia.

The Council offers 6 Weeks Annual Leave and Attractive Remote Area Salary Packaging.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Youth and Community Safety Services (YCSS) Division brings together a range of programs that support Aboriginal children, youth and the community to improve safety, education, health and wellbeing outcomes. The Division includes Brown Street youth services, Town Camp youth services, Patrols and Looking After the Kids (LATK).

Brown Street and Town Camp youth services provide planned and intentional activities and supports for young people, which aim to build their social and emotional skills, support their development, provide a referral to other services and strengthen engagement by young people with education, training and employment. The range of supports provided by YCSS is known as the Youth Development Model (YDM).

The Youth Connection and Transport Worker (YCTW) will work with young people who may be at-risk or are becoming involved in anti-social activities due to being in Alice Springs and where there are appropriate alternative care arrangements in another community. The YCTW will work with the young person, their carers and other services to identify alternative care arrangements and support returning to country. This may include driving young people to remote communities. Young people will be identified in various ways, including referral from other services, active outreach as part of the YDM or engagement with Patrols and LATK.

As part of their work in YCSS, the YCTW will also provide support and transport for young people to maintain engagement in community activities, including sports and recreation, arts and culture, education and training.

The work hours for the role will generally be in the afternoon and evenings to reflect our clients’ needs.

Responsibilities

  • Provide quality outreach, engagement, and support to young people temporarily in Alice Springs.
  • Work with young people, their carers and other services to identify alternative care arrangements where their presence in Alice Springs poses a risk to the young person.
  • Arrange or provide transport for young people to return to country.
  • Support young visitors to Alice Springs to remain connected to school and positive social activities whilst in Alice Springs.
  • Provide transport for young people who work with YCSS to engage in activities that support their development, education, health, and wellbeing.
  • Comply with reporting requirements (internal, external & mandated).
  • Assist with achieving quality management objectives across the organisation.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications and Selection Criteria

Required

  • A demonstrated ability to develop rapport with young people and family members.
  • A sound understanding of risk assessment and safety planning.
  • Sound communication skills and ability to work with key stakeholders (internal and external).
  • A flexible, adaptive and accommodating work style to allow this program to evolve and flex in response to community need
  • Ability to conduct after-hours outreach at least twice a week and more if required.
  • Current NT Drivers Licence, Ochre Card, Satisfactory Police Check and proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19.

Desired

  • An understanding of Aboriginal culture and a broad range of contemporary issues affecting Central Australian Aboriginal people.
  • An understanding of the impact of trauma, abuse, neglect, AOD usage, DV and family violence and associated risks for children and young people.
  • An understanding of child development, trauma-informed and strengths-based practice.
  • Extensive experience driving on unsealed roads.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for a position at Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation please click "Apply Now" to complete the application.

Candidates must submit a Cover Letter, a document that addresses the Selection Criteria, and a Curriculum Vitae with nominated referees, to be considered for the position.

This position requires a satisfactory Police Check, Ochre Card, and proof of full vaccination against COVID19. Please provide a copy with your application.

A suitable candidate may be appointed prior to closing date.

A position description is attached.

How to apply

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.

Email me more jobs like this.

Daily