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Youth Projects Officer - Entry Level

South West Connect
  • Entry Level | Graduate Role

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 www.swconnect.org.au 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. 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

We encourage applicants to apply for the Entry level | Graduate role, particularly 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 as this position 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. 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.
  • Our team is currently working from home during the evolving COVID-19 restrictions and will return to the Bossley Park Community Centre Office when the NSW Health & Government advises it is safe to do so.

Please apply as soon as possible by clicking Apply Now, we are actively interviewing suitable candidates via Zoom. This recruitment process will close when a suitable applicant is appointed.

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

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