Website Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC)

Youth Program Team Leader (Yuendumu)

About Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC)

Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC), was created by, and for, Warlpiri people. It provides a comprehensive range of programs that deliver diversion, development, treatment and leadership services throughout the Warlipiri region that are clearly designed to improve the safety and wellbeing of Warlpiri youth, their families and community, as well education, training and employment outcomes.

As an organisation that values the social, emotional, cultural and spiritual well-being of the community as much as the physical, WYDAC strives to support young Warlpiri people to achieve their full potential as human beings and to build strong futures for themselves, their families and their communities.

A Career Opportunity Like No Other

The Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC) now has a rewarding opportunity for a full-time Youth Program Team Leader to join their Yuendumu team.

Reporting to the Youth Program Coordinator, your primary role will be to lead the Yuendumu Youth Worker team, to provide a five day per week program of activities that effectively and appropriately fulfil the purpose of the youth program and promote positive and meaningful pathways for all young Warlpiri people, their families and communities.

 This will be achieved by:

  • Working closely with the Yuendumu Youth Development Team to facilitate a daily youth activities program (activities will involve, not exclusively, basketball, softball, disco, youth drop-in centre, educational activities, and cultural excursions);
  • Supporting the Yuendumu Youth Development Team to deliver youth program activities to a high and efficient standard;
  • Actively supporting Jaru workers in the pathways they choose ie. employment, parenthood, leadership, etc.;
  • Identifying and supporting appropriate pathways for Warlpiri young people to become youth workers; and
  • Ensuring regular contact is made with the Cultural Advisors around programming activities, ideas, and projects.

All activities have an overall objective to provide rehabilitation, youth diversionary activities and positive alternatives to prison or juvenile detention for young people at risk.

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Do you have what it takes?

WYDAC is looking for candidates with experience working with cross-cultural persons and a demonstrated understanding of youth-at-risk and remote community issues. Ideally, you will hold a Certificate IV in Youth Work and/or relevant tertiary qualifications, however these are not essential.

You will have excellent communication skills, the demonstrated ability to work in a team with resourcefulness, self-motivation and independent decision-making capabilities. A resilient operator, you will have good negotiation skills and be calm under pressure.

The role would best suit someone who is passionate about youth work and remote-area assistance, who would fully appreciate an opportunity to embrace another culture and learn while they teach!

Please note: To be considered you must have a current ‘Class C’ Open Driver’s License, and be willing to undergo a criminal history check and Working with Children clearance (Ochre Card) prior to commencement.

About the Benefits

This position isn’t for just anyone. It is in a remote location and can be challenging and as such requires a resourceful, flexible, driven, hard-working person to succeed. However – for the right person this is a rewarding, life-changing role that will allow you to become a part of a very special community.

 Each day you will truly make a difference in the lives of at-risk-youths living in the Yuendumu community. You will be joining a professional, multidisciplinary team and supportive team environment.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will receive a competitive salary circa $70,000 plus super and salary sacrificing options up to $15,900 annually to significantly increase your take home pay. In addition, you will also benefit from fully furnished accommodation, free utilities, phone and internet allowances, as well as exciting training and development opportunities.

Take on this rewarding position where the results of your work can be seen in a very real way. Don’t miss out – Apply Now!   Reference: 101520

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