Youth Development /Jaru Pirrjirdi Coordinator

  • Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC)
  • Yuendumu NT
  • Annual Salary: $80,668 + 17.5% Leave Loading
  • Annual Leave: 7 weeks
  • Accommodation: Provided at $25 per week rent, includes utilities, phone and internet
  • Vehicle: Provided for work purposes only
  • Additional Leave: 1 Rostered day off every 2 months
  • Extras: Salary Sacrifice is available up to $15000 per annum. An airfare allowance is provided after each 12 months of service.



Primary Purpose Of The Position

The primary role of the Youth/Jaru Pirrjirdi Coordinator is to coordinate the Jaru Pirrjirdi Youth Leadership and Development Program and to work closely with young people in Yuendumu. The overall objective is to strengthen young people to resist substance abuse and anti-social behaviour and provide opportunities for their personal and professional development.

The Coordinator manages the Youth Program staff and the Jaru Pirrjirdi Youth Team, to deliver 5 days of program activities per week, and to facilitate educational/training opportunities and projects in partnership with other community organisations and service providers.

Reporting Relationships

The Jaru Pirrjirdi Coordinator will be responsible to the Youth Development Manager and the WYDAC Board. An important component of this role will involve capturing data across all funded programs in order to develop detailed and accurate reports as outlined in each funding agreement.

Primary Duties

The following areas are critical to the role and constitute the primary duties required to be successful in fulfilling the duties associated with this position and other duties as directed.

• Coordination of all Jaru Pirrjirdi Youth Program activities
– Youth Diversion (inc. Youth Program, Culture and Projects)
– Youth Development (inc. Jaru trainees, Education and Training, Life Pathways)
• Staff recruitment, line management, supervision, mentoring, training and performance management
• High level liaison and cooperation with other Departments to ensure continuity of service provision
• Manage youth program resources and infrastructure including vehicles
• Coordination of program data entry by all staff in Youth Program database
• Delivery of detailed reports to management as required
• Represent WYDAC and Jaru Pirrjirdi at meetings, conferences and workshops as necessary
• Adherence to all Work Health and Safety Standards, in line with WYDAC policies and legislation
• Create and maintain relationships/partnerships with key stakeholders to increase education, training, health, and cultural and career opportunities for young people.
• Develop appropriate rosters, timetables, reporting templates.
• Liaise closely with the Jaru Pirrjirdi Cultural Advisor for program direction and cultural development of staff
• Engage with and create close relationships with “at risk” young people and encourage their participation in youth/Jaru activities.
• Develop new education/training and career pathway programs for Jaru trainees (youth leaders)
• Collaborate by sharing information, ideas, resources, and undertaking joint initiatives with the Mt Theo Program
• Be part of a team of people who care for each other and the program and who have strong cross-cultural relationships of mutual support for one another.

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