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Youth Development Officer - Leadership & Participation

Hobsons Bay Youth Services

The Youth Development Officer - Leadership & Participation is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and activities across the municipality that encourage and increase young people’s participation in the community, with particular focus on civic participation, leadership skills development and opportunities for young people to have a voice and be heard.

You are:

  • Youth Work and AOD qualified and experienced working with young people using a strength-based framework
  • A self starter, motivated to create and implement our youth leadership and participation programs and services
  • Passionate, knowledgeable and experienced in creating opportunities for young people to have a voice, be heard and participate
  • Familiar with the YACVic Code of Ethical Practice, Child Safe Standards, and the role of youth services in a local government context

You can:

  • Step in to a newly developed role to increase empowerment and confidence in Hobsons Bay’s young people
  • Create, develop and co-design a range of programs that build young people's resilience, with a focus on civic participation, leadership skill development and youth voice
  • Manage a busy and exciting workload, running programs in an outreach/satellite capacity across the municipality
  • Work as part of a team of youth work professionals to engage young people and demonstrate outcomes through your efforts

This is a newly developed role and is an exciting and unique opportunity for the right person to bring their own ideas and flair to the position.

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A position description is attached.

We encourage candidates to review the PDs of the two Youth Development Officer roles currently advertised and align skills, experience and interests to the best fit.

For further information please contact Dalila Torres, Team Leader Youth Services on 1300 179 944.

Applications must include a cover letter outlining your suitability to the role and an updated resume.

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