Vacancy Details

Wollongong is a vibrant, diverse city, situated on one of Australia's most picturesque coastlines. Regarded as Australia's most liveable regional city, Wollongong offers a relaxed, coastal lifestyle with all the benefits of a major city.

Wollongong City Council is committed to the principles of employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in both traditional and non-traditional roles.

Youth Development Worker
Permanent Part Time - 20 hours per week
Salary from $48.18 per hour plus superannuation
(Depending upon qualifications and experience)
Recruitment No 20088 

Are you an experienced and enthusiastic Youth Development Worker?
 Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of young people?

The Role

We are looking for an experienced Youth Development Worker to join the team at Wollongong Youth Services. As part of a passionate and professional team you will utilise your skills in community development to provide positive outcomes for young people.

This position is permanent part time, working 20 hours per week. This role includes shift work and regular ordinary hours on a Saturday.

The successful applicant will have a passion for youth-focused community development and direct service provision and will be skilled at connecting young people with services, support and opportunities. You will use your well-developed skills to support young people living in the Wollongong Local Government Area to have a voice, to be heard, seen, valued and to belong. Your experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of programs for young people will help you succeed in this role. 

Under Part 2, Section 6 of the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012, this position has been designated as requiring a  NSW Working With Children Check.  If successful for an interview, you will be required to present your Paid NSW Working With Children Check application/clearance reference number.

Benefits of working at Council

  • We have a culture based on values of Integrity, Respect, Sustainability, One Team and Courage
  • We support and encourage study and career development
  • We foster personal and professional growth
  • We understand the importance of work/life balance and offer flexible work arrangements
  • We recognise and reward performance and embrace change
  • We are committed to providing a safe working environment for all
  • We provide many mental, physical and social wellbeing programs to support our staff to be the best that they can be

How to Apply

Wollongong City Council uses a merit based recruitment process. It is essential to respond to each of the selection criteria, writing at least one to two paragraphs using specific and actual examples of how you have demonstrated the particular skill, qualification or experience. Provide relevant examples from your work, study or community roles. Be clear and to the point. Please use actual examples of what you have done, how well you did it, what you achieved, and how it relates to the requirements of the job. Applications that do not answer all the criteria will not be considered. Your CV alone will not be enough information for your application to be assessed. Please note that hardcopy, faxed and emailed applications will not be accepted.

Selection Criteria

  1. A relevant recognised degree qualification relevant to the role.
  2. Current Class C driver’s licence.
  3. Current NSW Working With Children Check.
  4. Demonstrated experience applying the principles and practices of community development, community engagement with a strong focus on customer/community service.
  5. Extensive knowledge of the youth services sector and experience delivering strategies and initiatives to support social inclusion and program objectives.
  6. Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to develop and deliver multiple activities and projects on-time and on-target.
  7. Demonstrated ability to contribute to a team based culture and to work in a constructive and flexible manner in order to meet business goals and objectives.
  8. Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to resolve conflict, write reports and influence others.
  9. Demonstrated understanding of WHS principles, including the ability to implement and monitor WHS systems, relevant to the role.

Desirable Selection Criteria


  1. Current First Aid Certificate.(HLTAID003) - and willingness to obtain prior to commencment.

For further information regarding this position contact Katie Kapp Youth Services Coordinator on (02) 4227 7120

Any questions regarding submitting the application online please contact the Recruitment team on (02) 4227 7065.

Applications close 12 midday Monday 3 August 2020.

Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future opportunities in the team, which may include part time, temporary and or relief roles.

Applicants are required to undergo a rigorous employment screening process which will include Reference, Identity and Medical History Checks, and may also include a Criminal History and Working with Children Check. Employment is subject to clearance of all these checks.