Youth Development Officer
Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council was founded by and is led, governed and directed by women from the NPY region. It was created to give a voice to women across 26 desert communities in the cross-border regions of Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory. Today, we continue to provide progressive, innovative and evidence-based work in service delivery, advocacy and support.
NPY Women’s Council follows strong values and high principles that guide our work. We provide a comprehensive orientation program, best practice supervision, professional development that includes vicarious trauma training, 4WD training, first aid training and more, as well as free and confidential counselling services to support you.
We understand what it takes to live and work remotely, especially if you are relocating from interstate. That’s why we offer relocation assistance, pay for hotel quarantine fees and offer two weeks paid accommodation upon arriving in Alice Springs. We also have above award salaries with an additional $6,375 in salary packing benefits and a retention bonus of $1,056. Not to mention that by living and working in one of our remote communities, the Case Manager can save up to $25,000 a year on living expenses.
About The Team
The NPY Women’s Council (NPYWC) Youth Program works with children and young people aged 10-25 and their families. Our service model consists of the following: case management,leadership and education, youth diversion and recreation as well as advocacy and collaboration.
The main activities of the NPYWC Youth Program are to:
- Work with young people and their communities to provide enjoyable, educational recreation activities
- Provide case management support to young people and their families using a family orientated client centred framework
- Advocate for better resourcing and support where there are gaps in services and programs for young people, advocate for social change
- Develop specialised projects to meet the needs of young people across the NPY region
- Develop local staff to deliver the programs
About The Role
The Youth Development Officer will support the overall youth program in remote Aboriginal communities, with the assistance of the Anangu Support Workers.
Along with running activities for children and young people, the Youth Development Officer will provide case management, support young people who are at risk and inspire those who are doing well to achieve their goals.In addition, these activities will be monitored,evaluated and supported through a range of data
collection processes and action research framework to assess progress and inform change
As part of our service model, deliver four recreational / diversionary activities and one educational
session per week.
Deliver a School Holiday Program in your community throughout the year (not required for a period
of 2 weeks at Christmas and New Year).
Provide case management support for young people in the region as per the NPYWC guidelines and
Youth Program case management practices.
Provide a minimum of 1 case management interaction weekly per client.
Assist the Team Leader with organising 1 community action plan per year for your community.
Assist and work with communities to identify the needs of young people and develop plans and
strategies that address the recreational, social and emotional needs of young people on remote
Assist with the support and development of Anangu Support Workers by:
- Working together in a weekly planning meeting to plan activities for the week.
- Providing day to day on the job support to increase Anangu capacity and involvement in
delivering activities and case management.
Support the work of special project officers within the team to address social and emotional wellbeing of young people.
Provide the Youth Management team with feedback on the monitoring of services and programs,
and advocacy needs for young people.
Maintain partnerships and networks with services and programs (e.g. local school, clinic, police,
mental health services, and other services) and work together to address the needs of young
Support the empowerment of young people and their families to speak at forums, events or meetings
about issues that affect children and young people.
Maintain program equipment and program assets to an acceptable standard.
Prepare relevant reports; collect data for Communicare Database as required by the funding body
within the specified time frame, as per the Service Agreement(s).