Education Project Officer – Youth Program

Posted on Apr 6, 2018

Education Project Officer – Youth Program

People of Aboriginal descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

NPY Women’s Council now has an exciting opportunity for an Education Project Officer to lead a pilot project as part of our Youth Program. The Youth Program works with children and young people (aged 10-25) and their families living in the NPY region, and is integral to the work that we do.

The Education Project Officer will provide support for young people and their families to access and attend boarding schools across Australia through family orientated, client centred case management. Based in Alice Springs with regular travel to three remote Aboriginal communities (Pukatja, Amata and Docker River), you will coordinate and develop partnerships with relevant community schools, boarding schools, young people and their families.

The Education Project Officer will also conduct presentations in NPY communities to explain to Anangu families their boarding school options and develop resources to improve participants and their families’ ability to engage and sustain boarding school placements.

This is a pilot project with future funding dependent on the success of the program.  Therefore, the Project Officer will need to focus on evaluation, communication, partnerships and key outcomes that can easily be understood by a range of stakeholders.

You will have values that closely align with our guiding principles, be resilient, driven and are strong in relationship building. The ideal person will also be great with logistics and planning, so we’re looking for a balance of people and technical skills. In addition, you will have a relevant experience or qualifications in youth work, human services or a similar field.

Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council is a leading community service organisation that provides a range of programs to women, children and their families. Our work spans across 350,000 square kilometres of Central Australia and is critical to building and maintaining a better future for all Anangu communities within the region.

This is your opportunity to make a real impact alongside a dedicated, skilled and supportive group of people. The organisation is committed to working within the NPY lands for the benefit of Anangu people in the region and you will work in an environment and landscape unique to Australia.

A full position description can be found here: Education Project Officer Position Description

  • To apply, complete the application form below along with with submitting a comprehensive resume.
  • Closing Date: 9.00am, Monday 23 April
  • For initial enquiries please contact Nichole Kerslake (Youth Team Leader – Special Projects) on 08 8958 2345.

We are committed to building a respectful and inclusive workplace, appointing the best person for the role, supporting diversity. All information will be held in the strictest of confidence.

Application Form

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