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Youth Services Practice Lead

Posted: November 03, 2023
PERTH, WA plus opportunities to travel to our regional locations.

If you’re looking to get your foot in the door towards a leadership role and ready to make a difference in the lives of young people in WA, our Head Office in Subiaco is looking for a Practice Lead to join our Youth Services team on a full-time basis!

PCYC is a leading youth organisation working with the WA Police Force and the community and young people to reach their potential. PCYC has a long-standing reputation as a safe space for children and young people. Where young people make meaningful connections with Youth Workers.
The Youth Practice Lead is a member of the Youth Services team, who provides practice support to youth services staff and volunteers under the guidance of the Manager, Youth Services. The Youth Practice Lead is responsible for overseeing the development, implementation and evaluation of a wide range of innovative and engaging programs and activities that align with the PCYC strategic directions and contractual requirements. The role would also involve travelling to some of beautiful regional locations including Kununurra, Broome and more!

This role is responsible for:

  • Providing team leadership, development support and coordination of consistent service delivery across the youth services portfolio;
  • Building capacity across the PCYC youth services portfolio to facilitate best practice support and outcomes for young people.
  • Providing practice guidance and support to youth staff working with young people, in line with best practice, across PCYC WA locations.
  • Ensuring that programs incorporate the principles of culturally and trauma aware practice
  • Coordination and provision of training
  • Implementing continuous improvement strategies and outcomes measurement developing safe and effective workplace practice
If you are ready to change the lives of young people in WA, join our team and make a difference.
Why join our team:
  • Values-driven organisation - be welcomed into a team with a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to be bold, big-hearted and successful
  • Competitive remuneration - WA PCYC is committed to supporting the community and that includes you!
  • Salary packaging - as a not-for-profit, enjoy access to salary packaging arrangements through Access Pay which means up to $18,550 of your salary tax-free! (meaning more take home income after tax)
  • Access to exclusive discounts and vouchers - this includes leading retailers such as Woolworths, Amazon, Hoyts and more
  • Flexible work and leave arrangements - here at WA PCYC, we understand the need for work-life balance and happy to discuss arrangements that would suit the needs of you and the team
  • Career development opportunities - we believe in our team and we continue to provide ongoing training and support to help you reach your goals
  • 'Onya' rewards - we reward staff with incentives such as a chance to win $200 voucher for receiving an 'Onya' from fellow colleagues
  • Employee Assistance Program - free, confidential and independent EAP, including free access to physical, mental and financial online support.
  • Free staff parking - come join us at our lovely Head Office conveniently located in Subiaco

About you:
  • A qualification in Youth/Community work or related area such as social work, psychology, behavioral science and/or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to integrate principles of research and governance in youth services utilising best practice
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing and evaluating youth programs
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, knowledge and skills
  • Specialised knowledge and experience of utilising strenghts-based, person-centered, trauma-aware, solutions-focused approaches
  • Well developed knowledge of social, cultural and economic issues affecting young people
  • Current knowledge and application of the relevant legislation, regulations and standards relating to youth services.
  • Ability to practice to the standards of WA Youth Work Code of Ethics
  • Ability to work in partnership with other agencies
  • Posses high level written and interpersonal skills and competent in using Microsoft packages and other computer programs.

How to Apply:
If this sounds like your next role, then please contact our HR team at Alternatively, submit your cover letter and CV by clicking ‘Apply’ below.
PCYC promotes a diverse and inclusive culture across the organisation. We welcome and strongly encourage applicants from diverse community groups, cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, disabilities or ages to apply.
PCYC is a child safe organisation. We have a zero tolerance for child abuse and we are committed to providing a child safe environment.
Applications close COB 3 December 2023.
WA PCYC reserves the right to close applications early should a suitable candidate be found prior.

  • Subiaco, WA
  • Full-time
  • Community Services & Development
  • Youth Services

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