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Youth Development Officer

Youth Development Officer   Temporary, Full time Salary range $63,216 -$72,164 pro rata per annum plus 9.5% superannuation   An exciting opportunity is available for an energetic and creative person to join the Youth Development team to assist engagement of young people in a range of City of Ballarat’s youth activities and programs, as well as developing new projects through a positive youth development model in the future.   Key Selection Criteria Certificate IV in Youth Work, Community Development, Social Work, or experience in the Youth Development and Events Management sector. An understanding of the Child Safety Standards, principles and awareness to the social and legislative responsibilities. Well-developed written and verbal skills, including program planning, evaluation, budgeting, and report writing. Recent experience working with young people on community development projects.  Ability to co-ordinate and facilitate youth events, groups, training and programs within deadlines and support young people to participate in this process.  Ability to work effectively with team members and other stakeholders, including developing and facilitating networks of both young people and agency representatives An understanding of the role of Local Government in the provision of services to young people as well as knowledge of youth issues and the range of services available to young people Ability to work flexible work hours, including some weekend and night work Knowledge and understanding of health and safety issues relevant to work activities and work area   The closing date for this position is Monday 25 September 2017 at 9 a.m.   For further information on this position contact Craig Donaldson, Youth and Diversity Coordinator on (03)5320 5645. 
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The City of Ballarat has a zero tolerance for child abuse and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including Aboriginal children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and children with disability.

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