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Youth Engagement Worker

Ted Noffs Foundation
  • Type: Part Time (minimum of 25 hours per fortnight)
  • Location: Southport QLD
  • Remuneration: Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Award 2010 (Level 3) + full salary packaging options available

Founded in 1970, the Ted Noffs Foundation offers young people the support and opportunities to reach their full potential.

Noffs is seeking a Youth Engagement Worker to deliver regular creative arts workshops. The role has a strong focus on quality engagement via creative arts, music, dance, spoken word, rap, performance and events for young people between the ages of 12 and 25 to address their substance use and associated problems. These programs aim to use creative arts as a vehicle to empower young people and increase their motivation to reduce their substance use and antisocial behaviour.

This role is based out of the Street University at Southport, an innovative youth-driven space that engages at-risk young people through a range of educational, recreational, cultural and art-based programs. Street University focuses on assisting marginalised young people who do not traditionally engage with mainstream services.

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Promote meaningful engagement by young people in programs.
  • Acquire local knowledge and develop meaningful dialogue with young people.
  • Develop and maintain varied and viable program of sports, creative arts and recreational activity for young people.
  • Work with young people to ensure their ideas contribute fully to the planning and delivery of sessions, projects and activities.
  • Look for opportunities to form and leverage community partnerships and programs.
  • Maintain accurate records and prepare high quality reports.
  • Manage the smooth day-to-day operations of the centre.
  • Attend and actively participate in relevant meetings.

Essential Selection Criteria:

  • Experience in working with young people, preferably those with alcohol and other drug-related difficulties.
  • Experience in a community development setting.
  • Initiative, creativity and practical life skills to organise positive group programs and other activities for young people.
  • Ability to develop, maintain and build positive relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Proven organisational skills and the ability to multi-task with attention to detail, accuracy and deadlines.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and Client Management Systems.
  • Commitment to the principles of harm minimisation and to the aims of the Ted Noffs Foundation.
  • Must hold and maintain a cleared QLD Blue Card and a current Driver License (provisional license minimum).

Ted Noffs Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

Please note only successful applicants will be contacted. For further information, contact us at jobs@noffs.org.au using the subject line: Youth Engagement Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Please note that rolling interviews will be performed. Applicants are encouraged to apply at the earliest point.

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