Vacancy Details

Youth Officer 

  • Your opportunity to make a difference  
  • Support the youth communities in Wodonga 
  • Full time, ongoing position 
  • Salary starting at $67,524.08 plus super 

 

Is this the opportunity you are looking for? Join Wodonga Council and make a difference and support the youth communities in Wodonga. 

 

The Role 

Joining the Community Development and Youth team as the Youth Officer you will provide quality services which reflect the priorities of the Youth Strategy, implement a range of programs and projects and engage with young people to achieve youth participation and community strengthening.   

About you 

To be successful in the role you will be a great team player who is quick to develop good relationships, is driven, hardworking, collaborative, solutions-oriented and passionate in delivering quality outcomes for our organisation. 

 

As the successful candidate, you will also be able to demonstrate the following key selection criteria. 

  1. Tertiary qualifications in youth services, or a related field, along with some relevant workplace experience.  
  2. Experience in engaging with young people. 
  3. Well-developed communication skills, with proven ability to effectively engage and develop relationships with key stakeholders and young people.  
  4. An understanding of project management principles with an ability to meet key business goals and priorities.  
  5. A motivated and proactive nature with the ability to set priorities, manage time and work effectively to achieve outcomes within set timeframes.  
  6. Demonstrated experience and understanding of organising and coordinating events. 

Working with Wodonga Council 

Wodonga is a vibrant and growing city ideally situated on the Murray River with surrounding hills, rich agricultural valleys, adjacent wineries and historic towns. Wodonga is one of the fastest-growing cities in Victoria and is undergoing major redevelopment in the city. Experience a sense of pride by joining an organisation that works directly with and for our local community. 

Locals enjoy short commute times, an extensive track and trail network in which to soak up the great outdoors and a lifestyle at the centre of a diverse region offering award-winning wineries, historic townships, snow and water play and much more. 

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including employee health and wellbeing programs, flexible work arrangements and career pathways and opportunities. 

The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff.  We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect. 

Wodonga Council strongly encourages applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from every culture, gender and sexuality identity; and, from every age and ethnic background. 

As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy the benefits of: 

  • flexible work arrangements; 
  • a healthy and safe environment; 
  • access to our fitness passport; and 
  • learning and development opportunities. 

Applications and Enquiries 
Click the Position Description to view more information about this position.  

Application method

Applicants will be required to attach a document addressing each of the key selection criteria (listed above), resume and a brief cover letter.    

Support on how to address selection criteria can be found here; applications not addressing selection criteria may not be considered. 

The successful applicant will be required to complete a pre-employment functional assessment, and provide a copy of a National Police Check, Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate and Victorian Working with Children Check prior to commencement.  

Applications close Sunday 5:00pm, November 28, 2021. 

 

Enquires: Manager Community Development and Wellbeing - Huw Brokensha | 02 6022 9315 | hbrokensha@wodonga.vic.gov.au