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Program Development Officer - The Hub Northland

Darebin City Council
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants only
  • 1 Year Maximum Term, Part-Time 21 hours p/w (Parental Leave Cover)
  • The Hub, Preston, onsite parking, close to public transport, WFH

About Darebin City Council

Darebin is situated on the Traditional Owner lands of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people. It is home to many Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, and a large number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people work, live and play within the municipality. Our Vision is for a community that works together to advance community life. Council responds to the many needs of the Darebin community, notably First Nations residents and organisations.

About the Role

The Program Development Officer supports the health, wellbeing, education and employment of young people in the city of Darebin. The role will oversee and support the delivery of creative and technology based programs and services at The Hub at Northland, a vibrant and multi-purpose youth space that hosts a range of local support services and equipped with the latest games and technology.

The successful candidate will have the chance to work with a diverse group of young people and use technology and creative methods to design a program of their choosing.

  • Co-design creative and technology-based programs for school aged young people
  • Oversee and support the daily operation at The Hub at Northland
  • Provide one-to-one support to young people
  • Support a range of youth programs and initiatives across the service as required

Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated experience working with young people using a youth participation model
  • Ability to deal with a variety with complex issues and behaviours
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated team player who is approachable and adaptable


Council recognises, pays respect to and celebrates the long-standing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage within the Darebin community. Through its 2019 Statement of commitment to Traditional Owners and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Council has re-committed to building strong partnerships with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, recognising their values, living culture and practices, continuing spiritual connection to the land and waters and their right to self-determination.

As a progressive leader in Local Government, Darebin City Council is passionate about social inclusion, sustainability, engagement and service excellence. We are proud of the diversity of our workforce and recognise the strength this provides in meeting the needs of the community we serve. We are committed to upholding a positive and supportive work environment that values the contribution of all employees and treats all employees with dignity and respect.


We offer a range of benefits to our employees including opportunities for personal and professional development, flexible work practices, Employee Assistance Program, recognition and reward program - Appreciate Great and a variety of generous paid and unpaid leave options.

  • Connect with a strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and organisations
  • Practise, participate in and celebrate culture, knowing Council respects Aboriginal cultural rights
  • Learn and gain knowledge on the job, as part of endorsed work practices for First Nations staff

How to Apply

Please prepare your resume, and ensure it shows how you would be a great fit for the role. To submit your application click "Apply Now".

Contact the hiring manager, Patrick Buchanan, Team Leader Youth Programs on 0499 900 875 or Jimmy Kyle, our Aboriginal Employment and Programs Officer on 03 8470 8589 for a confidential discussion.

Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply for this position. This action constitutes a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

Darebin is committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, and thorough ‘Safety Screening’ processes apply.

To work at Darebin City Council, you will be required to supply proof of work rights, a Victorian Employee Working with Children Check and comply with Child Safety standards. All employees are required to undertake an Australian Criminal History Check and may be required to complete a Functional Health Assessment.

Council requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as outlined in the Staff Covid-19 Vaccination Policy.

A position description is attached.

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