Senior Youth Worker

26/10/2018

Broome PCYC is looking for a dedicated and passionate Senior Youth Worker to join their team on a casual basis to help run the "Safe Space" program.

  • Iconic not-for-profit brand
  • Be part of changing the lives of WA youths
  • Hourly rate of up to $45.46 plus penalty rates (where appropriate)

Category

Community Services & Development

Sub Category

Youth Services

Location

Broome, WA

Work Type

Casual

The Federation of WA PCYC is looking for a dedicated and passionate Senior Youth Worker to join their team on a casual basis to help run the “Safe Space” program at Broome PCYC.


Who we are:

Established in 1941, WA PCYC engages Western Australian youth in activities and programs to create healthier, happier and safer communities. With over 50 PCYC Centres and Blue Light Units throughout the state, as well as one camp facility, PCYC is a leader in the communities it serves. By engaging youth, we change peoples’ lives and help build leaders. We are a dedicated team who value our people and the important roles they play. We also place high value on our brand, ensuring we build a positive and wide-ranging perception about our activities, programs and who we are.


Position Profile:

This position will involve helping to run the Safe Space Program at Broome PCYC. These programs are designed to provide a safe place for at risk youth to be, and to provide them with help and support to overcome some of the challenges they may face in their lives.
With guidance of the Centre Manager and the assistance of a Youth Worker, The Senior Youth Worker will be required to effectively coordinate and monitor the program. You will be required to assist at risk youth through engaging with and providing assertive and intensive support to the youth who may have mental health illnesses or issues. This position will require you to display a capacity to engage with and empower at risk youth. For this position, you will be required to be available evenings and occasional late nights from Thursday through to Saturday, up to 15 hours per week.


Roles and responsibilities:

  • Encourage and facilitate the engagement of participants on our programs and accessing them to other available community services
  • Build and establish a rapport with our participants and provide appropriate referral when needed
  • Assist in the monitoring and development of programs on an ongoing basis.
  • Develop and maintain an awareness of youth issues particularly as they relate to employment, education and training
  • Work collaboratively with agencies and community groups etc. to identify needs, source funding and create program as required.
   
 Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with and engaging at risk youth.
  • Certificate IV in Youth Work or Community Services and/or extensive work related experience
  • Ability to develop and facilitate social, recreation activity programs which proactively ‘engage’ young people
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A valid C Class Manual driving license (a LR license would be a definite advantage).
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate (a willingness to obtain)
  • Working with Children Check (ability to obtain)
  • National Police Clearance (ability to obtain)
   
Employee Benefits:

  • Hourly rate of up to $45.46 plus penalty rates (where appropriate)
  • Access to discounted Corporate Health Insurance
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Flexible leave arrangements
   
Apply:
If you are interested in this position please apply via the below application form.
For further information please contact the HR team at hr@wapcyc.com.au or (08) 9277 4388
 Applications Close COB 9 November 2018
We are not accepting agency applications at this time.
WA PCYC reserves the right to close applications early should a suitable candidate be found prior.

Email

hr@wapcyc.com.au


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