Mt Theo Outstation Coordinator
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.
The primary role of the Mt Theo Outstation Coordinator is to coordinate the operations of the Mt Theo Outstation.
The overall objective is to support young people in recovering from substance misuse and anti-social behavior and provide opportunities for their personal and professional development whilst staying at Mt Theo Outstation. The Mt Theo Outstation Coordinator will supervise and case manage these clients, and report to Correctional Services and the Court where required.
The Mt Theo Outstation Coordinator will also supervise all Outstation staff, including the Outstation Coordination Team and Outstation Carers. The Coordinator should only play a supervisory role with the technical operations of the Outstation, which primarily fall under the remit of the Assistant Outstation Coordinator.
While focusing on individuals involved in the Program, this must be done in a community and family context and the Mt Theo Outstation Coordinator should also work in close liaison with other WYDAC departments.