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Youth Development & Support Officer x3

Melton City Council
  • 2x Full Time Permanent Positions
  • 1x Full Time Fixed Term Position until July 2022
  • Salary Range $71,280 - $82,081 per annum + 10% Super + RDO

About Melton City Council

The City of Melton is a place where everyone belongs. Our community is vibrant and diverse and one of the fastest developing in Australia. Our organisation strives to provide our community with state of the art, excellent amenity, health and wellbeing and to support our community to be a lifelong learning city.

We invest in innovation and our people’s professional and personal development. We offer generous leave and flexibility that best suits your lifestyle and a collaborative and inclusive culture. You’ll be able to work close to home and have new cafes and shops opening every day amongst the heritage buildings and open green spaces of one of Melbourne’s fastest growing municipalities.

The Opportunity

As a Youth Development & Support Officer within the Young Communities services unit, you will be responsible for developing, delivering and evaluating a range of educational, recreational and youth consultation programs targeted at young people, in response to identified needs within the municipality.

Reporting to the Team Leader Development and Support, you will be responsible for the planning and provision of programs and events for young people ensuring that youth participation, involvement and consultation strategies feature strongly in program design and implementation.

You will have a passion for working and engaging with young people from diverse backgrounds and differing abilities and socioeconomic circumstances.

Key Responsibilities

  • Engage and work with young people that may require further short-term assistance and support.
  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate a range of youth programs, services and events that address the needs of young people within the municipality.
  • Provide information, resources, and where appropriate referral, to young people and their families to enable them to make informed decisions and make full use of resources and services available within the community.
  • Contribute toward the development of policy, procedures and strategies to ensure the needs of young people are reflected.
  • Develop promotional strategies ensuring that programs, services and events are well publicised across the municipality.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Youth Work, Community Development and Welfare or a related discipline with some experience.
  • Experience in working with young people and their families within a broader community context, that is inclusive of all community members.
  • A strong understanding of current issues in provision of services to young people is desirable.
  • Working with Children’s Check and Drivers Licence.

Culture and Values

Our vision for our community is to be: “a thriving community where everyone belongs” and that means there’s a place here for you too. Our organisational values represent us as an established growth Council and the values are reflected in everything we do; our decision-making, our actions and our service provision to the community. Council has a diverse and vibrant organisation and we’d love to have you join us to help shape a city for the future.

We are Vibrant MELTON. Our values are:

  • Motivate
  • Empower
  • Lead
  • Trust
  • Open
  • Nurture


There are a number of great reasons why our people love working at Melton City Council:

  • 19 Day Month
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Extensive Career Development & Leadership Programs
  • 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carer Leave
  • Family Room available including Breastfeeding Facilities (Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace accredited)
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Social Club Activities
  • Subsidised Uniforms

To read more about our benefits visit our website.

How to Apply

If you require further information about the position, please contact Nicole Martin, Team Leader Development & Support Young Communities on 9747 5321.

Apply by filling out the application and addressing the key selection criteria via the Apply Now button.

Applications must include a Resume and address the Key Selection Criteria outlining your suitability to the role .

We encourage you use the STAR approach when writing your responses to the selection criteria:

  • Situation (Task) – provide a brief outline of the situation or task?
  • Action – what did you do in response to the situation or task?
  • Result – what was the result of your action?

To address the key selection criteria you will need to write short statements explaining how you meet the criteria, or how you demonstrate the capability. We encourage you to keep your responses concise.

Applications submitted via email, after the closing date and/or that do not address the key selection criteria will not be considered.

All successful applicants will need to undertake pre-employment requirements, dependent on the position.

All applicants must be able to comply with any COVID-19 Public Health Orders applicable to Local Government employees and Council’s COVID-19 vaccination policy which require employees to provide documentary evidence of their vaccination status before attending the workplace.

A position description is attached.

To be eligible for employment at Melton City Council you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or be legally entitled to work in Australia.

At Melton City Council we care for our people, we’re committed to the professional growth of our employees and support balance and flexibility. If you want to work with talented, passionate people and build a thriving and vibrant community, we encourage you to apply. We strongly encourage job applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Melton City Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation.

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