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Youth Development Officer


Reference: 4823456

The City of Canning has an exciting opportunity for a passionate Youth Development Officer to join us on a permanent, full time basis.

The role reports to the Leader Youth Development and Programming, and will work with the Youth team to support and facilitate the development and delivery of youth programs and initiatives that will provide opportunities for learning, development, support and significant positive change in young people within the City. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to bring their innovation, creativity and collaboration to the role through the design and development of programs and partnerships that address local youth needs in line with the City's Learning City Strategy and Strategic Community Plan.

  • 19 Day Month
  • Gym membership
  • $72,202 to $75,271 per annum + 10.5% super

Applicants will have tertiary qualifications in youth, community development or a similar area, combined with a minimum of 2 years' experience in a youth development/engagement or similar role, as well as a current C class driver's licence, Working with Children's Check and satisfactory National Police Clearance. The right applicant for the role will specifically have experience in engaging with youth focused service providers and stakeholders, as well as experience working with young people from diverse and complex backgrounds, with knowledge of youth issues and best practice youth work and youth development principles. They will have strong research, planning and project management experience and demonstrated ability to develop, deliver and evaluate initiatives, with excellent organisational skills to keep on top of multiple projects. The successful applicant will enjoy working in a collaborative team setting, have an excellent work ethic and strong focus on empowering young people within the community.

Canning welcomes you to apply:

Please visit our website where you can access the position description and apply for the position.

To submit an application, you will need to provide two attachments only - 1) your resume and 2) a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria listed in the position description.

For a confidential enquiry please contact Ashleigh Battye on 08 9231 0626. Reference 11-1920

Applications close 5.00pm Monday, 2 September 2019

The City of Canning is a "Welcoming and Thriving" place to live and work. We believe that engaging people with diverse backgrounds will assist in delivering superior services to our community and are committed to the principles of equal opportunity for all.

Applications Close: 02 Sep 2019