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Youth Participation Coordinator

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service
  • Salary Offering $83,840.56 (FTE) plus superannuation
  • Office Location 184 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Vic, 3065
  • This role is a part time fixed term role for 24 months

Please note, this is an Aboriginal and Torres Islander identified position. Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the special measures provision of S12(1) of the Equal Opportunity Act (VIC).

About the Koorie Youth Council (KYC)

The Koorie Youth Council (KYC) is the representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in Victoria. Guided by an Executive of 15 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and our state-wide members, KYC values the diversity and strength of young people as decision-makers. KYC advocates to government and community to advance the rights and representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. By hosting events like the annual Koorie Youth Summit, KYC brings Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people together to amplify their voices for social change.

KYC’s vision is Koorie Youth collectively creating our futures so that all young people feel safe, seen and heard.

Additional Benefits:

  • 17.5% Leave Loading
  • 5 extra days leave on top of 20 days annual leave
  • Only required to work 35 hours per week, any extra hours worked will be calculated as your Time In Lieu (TOIL) – which you may use as additional leave hours
  • Access to company vehicles for any work-related trips
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900+ per FBT available via Maxxia


The Youth Participation Coordinator is a key role within KYC. The role is responsible for developing and leading all Aboriginal youth participation and development initiatives within KYC. Ensuring KYC’s commitment to youth participation is enacted upon throughout the organisation, the sector and wider community.

Key responsibilities

  • Actively promote the implementation of Wayipunga through embedding its practice and principles through internal projects and initiatives and advocating for them through sector development.
  • Coordinate the ongoing development, implementation and maintenance of the Wayipunga resource and framework.
  • Coordinate and work collaboratively with the wider KYC team to embed KYC’s youth participation work into its projects, events and programs, including review and monitoring processes and structures.
  • Coordinate and consult cooperatively with other Aboriginal community and youth sector agencies. Support these agencies to embed best practices youth participation frameworks in their everyday work.
  • Convene and coordinate Koorie Youth Participation Network (KYPN) meetings, and develop it into a community of practice, supporting cohesive advocacy and related outcomes for young people.
  • Develop training and presentations for organisations and community groups on Koorie Youth participation practices. Manage the advertising, bookings and delivery of these trainings and presentations.
  • Promote KYPN and KYC activities to young people, students, youth workers and organisations by delivering workshops and presentations, and participating in meetings and community groups as appropriate.
  • Assist in the coordination and delivery of the annual Koorie Youth Summit.
  • Participates in ongoing training and staff development and acts and remains professional at all times, upholding KYC and VALS’ values.
  • As directed, undertake other duties as directed which are incidental and peripheral to the main tasks, provided that such duties are reasonably within the employee’s skills, competence and training.

Key Selection Criteria

  1. A strong understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal community, with a demonstrated knowledge of community strengths and challenges, particularly those that relate to young people.
  2. Demonstrated experience in leading networks and projects in the youth and/or community sector.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of working within a youth participation framework.
  4. Demonstrated skills in planning, presenting, and facilitating groups, forums or workshops.
  5. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective professional relationships and networks.
  6. Excellent ability to engage and build a strong rapport and partnerships with key stakeholders.
  7. A willingness and capacity to frequently travel around the state to engage with communities and deliver programs.
  8. Demonstrated understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children and young people from diverse backgrounds, and commitment to the Code of Ethical Practice for the Victorian Youth Sector and the Child Safe Standards.
  9. Compliance with all VALS values, code of conduct, policies and procedures and relevant government legislation and standards where relevant.
  10. Tertiary qualifications in youth work, community development, social science or similar or equivalent work experience.

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