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Youth Development Officer

Job no:973769
Work type:Temporary Full Time
Location:39a Clow Street Dandenong

$68,688 pa - $79,581 pa (plus super)

Temporary Full Time until September 2021


The City of Greater Dandenong is an organisation of exceptional character. We invest in the development of our people and the community and we strive to be a workplace that is respectful, engaged, accountable, creative and honest. We are a progressive organisation, in a city that is on the move and we offer a dynamic and rewarding work environment.


We offer exceptional working conditions and are focused on providing a workplace that values diverse contributions, cares for your health and wellbeing and fosters a positive work culture. We ensure all people have an equal opportunity for employment and advancement within our organisation.


We embrace our diverse community and work environment and encourage applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Youth and Family Services team as a Youth Development Officer.


In this position you will be proactive in engaging with young people and key community stakeholders to identify, develop and deliver initiatives that encourage young people’s active participation in civic life and promote their health and wellbeing.


You will be tertiary qualified in community development, youth, social work, or its equivalent and have demonstrated experience and understanding of working with young people and community stakeholders.


Key skills include:

  • Sound understanding of youth issues, including disengaged and vulnerable young people and multicultural communities
  • Sound understanding of youth participation and community development principles
  • Demonstrated experience in group facilitation, project development and implementation: and event development and delivery.


Applicants must adequately meet the requirements of the role and fully address the selection criteria contained in the position description. To view a copy of this position description, please click on the link below.


Download File Youth Development Officer - March 2015.pdf


The successful candidate will be asked to produce a clear Working with Children Check and will be asked to consent to a national police check (and where relevant an ‘international criminal history check’), subject to the operation of spent conviction laws. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

We offer a range of benefits for staff including a friendly team environment, salary sacrificed child care (where available), discounted gym membership and a vibrant social club.

Further information: Katharina Verscharen, 8571 1619
Applications close: 5pm, Tuesday, 23 April 2019