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Graduate Youth Events & Projects Officer

South West Connect
  • Make a positive difference to the future of young people
  • Enjoy a varied role in a leading youth organisation
  • Salary Packaging benefits
  • Training and Development to fast track your success

This newly created role is an exciting and dynamic opportunity to join the Youth Collective Impact Team to support the delivery of engaging and impactful programs to inspire, develop and empower young people to achieve their potential.

SWC has been funded to deliver an array of impactful programs and this represents a unique career defining role for a 'switched on' candidate with a 'can do' attitude.

About Us

South West Connect is a not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering young people in South West Sydney to be resilient and resourceful individuals creating their own futures.

The Youth Collective Impact Team creates and delivers projects to inspire, develop and empower young people to achieve their potential. A great deal of background preparation involving a broad range of skillsets and stakeholders culminating in a wide range of events, workshops and programs involving 25 to 2,000 participants.

Visit our website to access details about past and current projects.

About You

You are an enthusiastic and diligent person with an interest in creating positive community change and looking to join a likeminded and efficient team who will help you to develop your skills and add value to the broad range of projects and initiatives at South West Connect.

Your positive attitude, flexible approach and willingness to learn, develop, achieve and contribute to the team will be highly regarded. We have strong processes and resources available to help you make a smooth transition to be a valuable member of our small but highly impactful team.

About the Role

The primary purpose of this role is to assist with the coordination and delivery, monitoring and evaluation of SWC run programs and activities for young people and their families. Activities include classroom based structured programs as well as external excursions and workshops for groups and large-scale events for thousands of people.

In this position you will develop your skills to allow you to proactively engage with young people and key community stakeholders to identify, develop and deliver initiatives that encourage young people’s active participation in education, careers and civic life and promote their health and wellbeing.

Experience and understanding of working with young people and community stakeholders would be an advantage, however, a positive attitude to develop, contribute and succeed will be a paramount factor.

Selected key skills include:

  • Demonstrated experience in program facilitation, development, implementation, and delivery (from classroom based to large scale events)
  • Understanding of youth issues, including disengaged, disadvantaged, and vulnerable young people within multicultural communities
  • Understanding of youth participation, engagement, and community development principles

This is an ideal role if you have recently completed a qualification in teaching/training, community/youth development, program delivery or events management or if you have worked in part time roles with transferable skills.

You will be guided and mentored by the Senior Projects Coordinator and managed by the Head of Strategic Development.

Additional Information / Requirements

  • This full time position is based at Bossley Park Community Centre. A requirement of this role is to travel to various locations including businesses and schools in the Fairfield and Liverpool LGA’s. Therefore, you must have access to an insured vehicle (kilometre allowance payable)
  • This role is 37.5 hour per week, 4 weeks Annual Leave per annum to be taken during the Christmas and New Year period
  • To be eligible for this role, you must have the right to live and work in Australia, complete a satisfactory Police Check and Working with Children Check along with a current Drivers Licence.
  • This role at SWC involves working on projects delivered on site at Aged Care Facilities. To protect their residents, they require all visitors to show proof of immunisation before entering their Aged Care Facility. SWC also interacts with thousands of students and teachers at Expos, Summits, workshops and excursions. To safely perform your role, you are required to have and provide proof of taking the Influenza and COVID-19 vaccines.

next steps:

If you have the relevant skills, experience and attributes to successfully execute the role, and if this aligns with your career aspirations, please submit a covering letter explaining how you match the requirements of this position and your resume.

Important Note: Please ensure you follow the recruitment process outlined on our website, otherwise your application may not be shortlisted.

a. Your (first) Name and Surname

b. Application Ref: SWCYCIT2021D

We look forward to receiving your application. Shortlisting and interviews will take place in early 2022.

Thank you for your interest and we wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

Please apply as soon as possible, we are actively interviewing suitable candidates via Zoom initially, followed by a final in person interview. This recruitment process will close when a suitable applicant is appointed.

A recruitment process information document and a position description are attached.

Please ensure you follow the process or your application may not be considered.

For additional information about the recruitment process, go to the SWC Careers website.

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