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Youth Support Officer

Posted: May 06, 2024

About us:
PCYC is the leading WA youth organisation. We work with the WA Police Force, Community and Government Agencies to ensure that young people across WA reach their potential. This all happens from our 16 centres located from Albany in the South, to Kununurra in the North-West. Our safeSPACE program is the heart of our organisation.

safeSPACE is PCYCs early intervention program, aimed at supporting frontline policing priorities and preventing young people from becoming involved in the youth justice system and improving outcomes for those who do. safeSPACE delivers an integrated service offering, both universal and targeted programs to best support young people aged 10-18.

An exciting new opportunity has arisen to support the safeSPACE program at our Collie centre as a Youth Support Officer (YSO).
Position Overview:
The YSO will support the delivery of strong youth work support for at risk and vulnerable people referred into PCYC programs, whilst working to the corporate goal of improving communities through effective youth development.
The YSO will support PCYC staff to facilitate all aspects associated with service delivery, this includes supporting the planning, delivery and facilitating, monitoring and evaluation of programs and activities all within a safe and welcoming environment to ensure young people receive opportunities to reach their full potential.

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 industry award rates - WA PCYC is committed to supporting the community and that includes you!
  • Access to exclusive discounts and vouchers- this includes leading retailers such as Woolworths, Amazon, Hoyts and more
  • Flexible work and leave arrangements - 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
About you:
  • Ability to communicate effectively with young people from diverse backgrounds, including their families.
  • Ability to work with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander young people and have a good understanding of the issues facing First Nations people
  • Passionate about re-engaging young people through building positive professional relationships and utilising a strengths based, person centred, trauma aware, solutions focussed approach
  • Ability to work with young people experiencing a wide range of issues including but not limited to AOD, behavioural, mental health and assist in identifying appropriate referral pathways.
  • An understanding of youth work code of ethics
  • Possess or willing to obtain National Police Clearance, Working with Children and drivers licence
How to Apply:
At PCYC, we embrace diversity and inclusivity throughout our organization. We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse community groups, cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, people with disabilities, and individuals of all ages (Under section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984).
If you are interested in this position please click "Apply" below.
For additional information, please reach out to our dedicated People and Safety team at

Don't delay, as applications close on 29 March 2024
Please note that we are not accepting agency applications at this time. PCYC reserves the right to close applications early if a suitable candidate is found prior.
WA PCYC reserves the right to close applications early should a suitable candidate be found prior.
  • Collie, WA
  • Casual
  • Community Services & Development
  • Youth Services

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