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Coordinator Youth Development - Lajamanu

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COVID-19 ADVICE

The NT Chief Health Officer’s Covid-19 Directions (No.55) 2021 (“the Directions”) made under the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 apply to workers with this employer. Applicants will be requested to evidence their current COVID-19 vaccination status.

This position is based at Lajamanu, a community located approximately 560 kms south west of Katherine, on the northern edge of the Tanami Desert.

About WYDAC

Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC) has dedicated itself to developing the strength, health, confidence and leadership of Warlpiri youth since 1993. The program aims to promote positive and meaningful future pathways for all young Warlpiri people. The notable, and sustainable, success of the program has been firmly based on the strength of Warlpiri youth, families and their communities, as well as the ongoing commitment of staff. The program was created by, and for, Warlpiri people, and is governed by a Warlpiri Committee. The WYDAC head office is in Yuendumu Community, however WYDAC is comprised of a variety of programs operating at five different Warlpiri sites – Yuendumu, Willowra, Nyirripi, Lajamanu and Mt Theo Outstation. WYDAC also have an office located in Alice Springs. There are over 70 staff across the entire organisation with more than half of these being Warlpiri people.

Primary Purpose Of The Position

This position is responsible for coordinating two specific programs:

  • Jaru Pirrjirdi Youth Leadership and Development Program

The overall objective of this role is to build the capacity and resilience of young people, so they resist substance abuse and anti-social behaviour and to provide opportunities for their personal and professional development. The Coordinator manages the Youth Program staff and the Jaru Pirrjirdi Youth Team, overseeing the delivery of 5 days of program activities per week (after school hours and on weekends and holidays),

  • Stronger Communities for Children (SCfC) Program

The Stronger Communities for Children (SCfC) initiative is a place-based community development program which aims to give Aboriginal children and young people the best possible start in life so that they grow up strong, healthy and confident. The overall objective of this role is to build the capacity of the community and empower community decision making through the local leadership group known as Jaru Jinta which decides what education and training projects should be developed to achieve program outcomes.

Reporting Relationships

The Coordinator Lajamanu Youth Services will report to the Manager Youth Development.

Primary Duties

The following areas are critical to the role and constitute the primary duties required to be successful in fulfilling the duties associated with this position and other duties as directed.

  • Coordination of all Jaru Pirrjirdi Youth Program activities:
    • Youth Diversion (inc. Youth Program, Culture and Projects)
    • Youth Development (inc. Jaru trainees, Education and Training, Life Pathways)
  • Coordination of the Stronger Communities for Children Program
  • Staff recruitment, line management, supervision, mentoring, training and performance management
  • High level liaison and cooperation with other Departments to ensure continuity of service provision
  • Manage youth program resources and infrastructure including vehicles
  • Coordination of program data entry by all staff in Youth Program database
  • Delivery of detailed reports to management as required
  • Represent WYDAC and Jaru Pirrjirdi at meetings, conferences and workshops as necessary
  • Adherence to all Work Health and Safety Standards, in line with WYDAC policies and legislation
  • Create and maintain relationships/partnerships with key stakeholders to increase education, training, health, and cultural and career opportunities for young people and community members
  • Develop appropriate rosters, timetables, reporting templates
  • Liaise closely with the Jaru Pirrjirdi Cultural Advisor for program direction and cultural development of staff
  • Engage with and create close relationships with “at risk” young people and encourage their participation in youth/Jaru activities
  • Develop new education/training and career pathway programs for Jaru trainees (youth leaders)
  • Collaborate by sharing information, ideas, resources, and undertaking joint initiatives with the Mt Theo Program
  • Be part of a team of people who care for each other and the program and who have strong cross-cultural relationships of mutual support for one another
  • Undertake any other duties as required

Conditions

  • Annual Salary: $90,000 - $100,000 + 17.5% Leave Loading
  • Annual Leave: 7 weeks
  • Accommodation: Provided at $25 per week rent, includes utilities, phone and internet- - - Vehicle: Provided for work purposes only
  • Additional Leave: 1 Rostered day off each month
  • Extras: Salary Sacrifice is available up to $15000 per annum. An airfare allowance of $1200 is provided after each 12 months of service.
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