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Senior Youth Development Officer

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Job Ref:  10631
Employer:  Central Highlands Regional Council
Job Type:  Full Time
Emerald QLD 4720, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  QLGIA (A) Level 4.1 = $72,414.58 p.a plus super

Senior Youth Development Officer

The Senior Youth Development Officer is responsible to lead, deliver and report on the progress of activities, programs and events to the Central Highlands youth related strategic documents. This position will work as part of the Community Development unit to successfully deliver council’s community planning, development and engagement activities.

Key Responsibilities for the role include:

  1. Service Delivery: Lead the successful delivery of council’s community planning, development and engagement activities consistent with Central Highlands 2022 Community Plan, Corporate Plan, Operational Plan, Community Development Framework, Community Engagement Framework and Policy, Youth Strategy and other strategic documents and as required by relevant legislation. and as required by relevant legislation.
  2. Community Development: Undertake community needs assessments and deliver on council’s youth development programs, initiatives and events to fulfil the goals of the Youth Strategy.
  3. Community Planning: Coordinate relevant engagement and reporting on regional and place-based planning to ensure youth priorities continue to be captured.
  4. Community Engagement: Undertake community engagement and communications planning, activities and planning for council led youth focused projects and public campaigns.
  5. Advocacy: Advocate on behalf of young people to other levels of Government, organisations and institutions about the needs of the community, funding requirements and other social impacts using an evidence-based approach.


To be considered for this position your application must demonstrate your skills and experience in the following mandatory requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in community development, community engagement and/or related disciplines
  • Demonstrated experience leading a team to achieve goals
  • Demonstrated experienced in engaging and partnering with the community to design and deliver youth development programs and initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience with organising, promoting and conducting community events, functions and meetings
  • Experience with community organisations and grant and report writing
  • High level of critical thinking, problem solving and project management
  • High level communication skills to build and foster relationships with youth, their families, internal and external stakeholders and other organisations
  • Queensland Working with Children Blue Card
  • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional driver’s licence.

As part of the interview process you are required to undertake relevant pre-employment checks. The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

  • Right to Work in Australia
  • Working with Children check (Blue Card)
  • Medical Assessment including Drug & Alcohol testing.

Central Highlands Regional Council will arrange these checks for the preferred candidate following interview.

Benefits of working for Council include:

  • 12% superannuation
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • salary sacrificing available
  • Roster day off per month

For further information about the role please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION or contact Lynda Connell, Supervisor Community Development on 1300 242 686.

Applications close: 12 Noon, Monday 13 August 2018

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