Youth Development Officers – Remote South Australia

Applications close January 29, 2019

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. Our model is based on four key components that include Case Management, Leadership and Education, Youth Diversion and Recreation and Advocacy.

As a Youth Development Officer, you will work with Anangu people to develop, facilitate and deliver a creative, educational and supportive youth program. Along with coordinating activities for children and youth; you will provide aspirational case management, support youths who are at risk and inspire children who are doing well.

We are looking for people who have previous Youth Work experience, if this experience has been gained working remotely then it will be highly regarded. You will be passionate about this type of work with a willingness and capacity to learn the skill sets you don’t know. In this role, you’ll need to have high energy and be committed to working alongside Anangu.

In addition, you will have values that closely align with our guiding principles, be resilient, driven and are strong in relationship building. The positions are based in remote communities in South Australia; returning to Alice Springs every six to eight weeks for supervision, case reviews, personal tasks and health and wellbeing.

This is a unique chance to work for an organisation that takes a grassroots approach to community development. You will live, work and build lasting relationships within a local community and get to experience an amazing landscape and part of the world. This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn about yourself, Anangu culture and grow professionally at the same time.

You will work within a supportive, trauma informed framework and we provide a comprehensive orientation program. You will receive best practice clinical supervision and professional development that includes vicarious trauma, case management and four-wheel drive training. We also provide critical incident de-briefing and a range of counselling services to support you.

In addition to this we offer a generous remuneration package. You will receive an above award salary, additional superannuation, salary packaging benefits, 32 days of annual leave, 15 days of personal leave (to care for you and your family) and a retention bonus. We also provide NPYWC accommodation and use of a company vehicle.

To apply, or find out more information, please go to our website

Complete the online application form and submit a comprehensive cover letter and resume.

Closing Date: Tuesday 29th January 2019

A full position description can be found here:Youth Development Officer Position Description

For initial enquiries about the role, please contact, Rosanne Martenstyn, Team Leader, Youth Program on 08 8958 2371