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Youth & Community Development Officer

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Job Ref:  3305
Employer:  Mackay Regional Council
Job Type:  Full Time
Mackay QLD 4740, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  65937.00 - 85449.00

Youth & Community Development

Mackay Regional Council is looking for an experienced and passionate Youth Community Development Officer to join the Community Lifestyle team based at Mirani.

In this position, you will be required to identify the needs of young people and community members, particularly those living in the Pioneer Valley and assist them to develop, implement and evaluate appropriate strategies to meet their needs.

To be successful in this role, you will have: 

  • Tertiary qualification in Community Development or Social Sciences or other appropriate discipline
  • Knowledge of statutes and legislation pertaining to young people.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in addition to conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated skills and abilities to work with at risk young people particularly those between 12 and 21 who are at risk of disengagement.
  • Working with Children Blue Card 

To apply, you will need to submit a resume, cover letter + a full statement addressing the selection criteria (from the job description attached to the vacancy on Council’s website)

* Please note: Applications submitted without addressing the selection criteria may not be considered

Salary & Benefits Package: 

  • Annual salary range from $65,937 - $85,449 (dependent on experience and qualifications of the successful applicant)
  • Weekly locality allowance
  • Choice of 4 or 5 weeks’ annual leave with 17.5% leave loading 
  • Any 5 out of 7 roster which may include a 9 day fortnight
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Active social clubs

Closing date: 27 September 2018 

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, where all applicants are treated with fairness and respect and have equal access to all opportunities available. At Mackay Regional Council, diversity is about creating a respectful and inclusive workplace that recognises the unique contributions and perspectives of our employees, working together to deliver extraordinary results. 

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