Website Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation


About the Organisation

Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC), formerly Mt Theo Program, was started by Yuendumu Community in 1993 to address chronic petrol sniffing in Yuendumu. WYDAC achieved unprecedented community success in this initial struggle, which led to considerable growth in the scope of the services provided. WYDAC now provides a comprehensive range of programs that deliver diversion, development, treatment, and leadership services throughout the Warlpiri region.


WYDAC was created by, and for, Warlpiri people, and is governed by a Warlpiri Committee. WYDAC head office is located in Yuendumu Community, and the organisation has permanent staffing and operations at five different Warlpiri sites – Yuendumu, Willowra, Nyirrpi, Lajamanu remote communities and Mt Theo Outstation. The notable and sustainable success of the program has been firmly based on the support and strength of local Warlpiri youth and their communities, as well as the ongoing commitment of staff.

The program aims to promote positive and meaningful pathways for all young Warlpiri people and, in turn, their families and communities.

About the Opportunity

WYDAC now has multiple opportunities for full-time Youth Development Workers to join their community based teams in Yuendumu and Lajamanu, NT.


Reporting to the Outreach Coordinator, this unique opportunity will see you facilitating a program of activities responsive to the needs of the youth in that community.


The activities provide daily opportunities for engagement with healthy and positive diversionary and development activities, which in turn prevents the youth in the communities from ‘at-risk’ activity. Youth development activities build the resilience, confidence and skills of young Warlpiri men and women in a culturally appropriate manner, to assist them to develop to their full potential.

More specifically, some of your key duties will include:

  • Delivering a youth program with enthusiasm and dedication, with a strengths based and trauma informed approach to development and diversion;
  • Engaging with, and building, strong relationships with young people, especially those who present with more complex or challenging behaviours;
  • Supporting the expansion of development programs, including but not limited to activities relating to literacy and numeracy, sexual health education, healthy relationships, and informal training opportunities; and
  • Actively supporting young people into employment, and to develop skills that will assist them to thrive as young leaders and members of their community.

About the Benefits

This is a highly varied position in which you will experience real job satisfaction every day.

For your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration circa $62,000 (commensurate with experience and qualifications) plus super and salary sacrificing to significantly increase your take home pay!


In addition, you will benefit from fully furnished accommodation, free utilities, phone and internet allowances. You’ll also enjoy exciting training and development opportunities!


Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to truly make a difference – Apply Now!


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