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Youth Worker position for Primary School after school program



Youth Worker for Primary School after school program (6+)

2 hr per week

$36.43 per hour

Norlane, VIC 3214

About us

Norlane Community Centre offers opportunities for local people to connect, learn and contribute in their community through various programs and activities run in the centre.

Our centre is a child safe organisation which also values equal opportunity, diversity and social inclusion. We welcome people of all backgrounds and communities to apply for this position, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all ages, genders, religion, ethnicities, sexual orientation and ability.

Our vision

A community where everyone has the opportunity to be engaged, accepted and actively involved and their contributions valued.

Our mission

The Norlane Community Centre is a leader in empowering our community to build its capacity.

The Role

We currently have an opening for a qualified Youth Worker to join our team to deliver our new after school program. The group will follow a self-determination model, with activities chosen by the children from many options such as arts and crafts, sports, games, dramas, music, cooking and other fun activities for primary school aged children (6+).

The program will run Friday afternoons between 4 and 5:30pm, and the activities will decided on by the participants.

This role will suit someone who is caring, patient and enjoys working with children, using a Person-Centred Practice approach to empower our young people.
The ideal candidate will have 2 years of experience or connections within the 3214 community, and know their way around local supports.

About you
You will be compassionate, respectful and empathetic towards the children’s needs at all times, and need to demonstrate their dedication to child safety and wellbeing, observe compliance to the Centre’s policies and procedures, as well as the national child protection legislation.

Skills and knowledge:

  • Experience in individual support, group facilitation, child protection procedures.
  • Experience in facilitating capacity building workshops in a group setting.
  • Ability to apply a harm reduction approach in assessing the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged families where there are concerns for safety and wellbeing of young people
  • A clear understanding of the issues confronting vulnerable young people and their impact on families and the community
  • Ability to apply Trauma Informed Care principles
  • Demonstrated capacity to respect and work effectively with young people of diverse cultural backgrounds including culturally sensitive practice
  • Strong administrative skills and understanding of the importance of Evidence Based Quality Practice
  • Excellent communication and empathy skills, demonstrating confidence in engaging young people and making meaningful connections.
  • Understanding of basic computing concepts
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the mandatory child protection reporting procedures and values that underpin a child safe organisation
  • Have an understanding of adolescent development


  • A degree in Youth Work, or equivalent experience in Youth Work
  • Working With Children’s Check
  • Police check
  • First Aid certification including CPR, and a willingness to obtain further training in asthma and anaphylaxis if required

How to apply

Please send in your application including all relevant documents to [email protected]