Youth Project Officer

Job No: MEL558
Location: Melton

UTURN 193 Crime Prevention Project

Full Time Fixed Term Position until August 2023

Salary Range $71,280 to $82,080 per annum + 10.5% Super + RDO

 

About Melton City Council

The City of Melton is a community where everyone belongs. Ours is a vibrant and diverse municipality—one of the fastest developing in Australia. Our organisation strives to provide our community with state-of-the-art amenity and facilities, engaging health and wellbeing options, and support to become active members of our Lifelong Learning City.

We invest in innovation, offering professional and personal development, and generous leave and flexibility to staff, while also fostering a collaborative and inclusive culture. You’ll be able to work close to home in a dynamic setting featuring cafes and retail options set amongst heritage buildings and open green spaces.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Team Leader Youth Projects, you will be responsible for the delivery of the Crime Prevention Program, UTURN 193, funded by the Department of Justice and Community Safety. The Youth Projects Officer will contribute to crime prevention in the City of Melton, providing direct case management to young people through various intervention strategies to deter them from entering or remaining in the criminal justice system.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the delivery of the Crime Prevention Program UTURN 193 in accordance with the Department of Justice and Community Safety funding agreement.
  • Provide direct case management to young people through various intervention strategies to deter them from entering or remaining in the criminal justice system.
  • Determine appropriate interventions and supports for young people and their families and making referrals to internal and external stakeholders to address their areas of risk and need.
  • Develop and deliver programs including regular sporting and wilderness activities that enable at risk young people to increase skills, knowledge and decision-making.
  • Ensure compliance with Department of Health and Human Services Legislative and Funding Agreement Requirements including Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse as per the Child Safety Standards.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have the following: 

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Youth Work, Welfare, Community Development or a related discipline with some experience
  • Experience working within agreed service plans, strategies and evaluations and the development and facilitation of a wide range of programs and activities for participants.
  • Experience working with young people at risk within a case management framework.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, including experience in public speaking and report writing and liaising with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to work as part of an effective and productive team and to work independently as required as well as undertake ‘out of hours’ work (evening and weekend).
  • Current Working with Children’s Check and Current valid unrestricted Victorian driver’s licence.

Culture and Values

Our vision for our community is to be: "A vibrant, safe and liveable city accessible to all" and that means there’s a place here for you too. Our organisational values represent us as an established growth Council and the values are reflected in everything we do; our decision-making, our actions and our service provision to the community. Council has a diverse and vibrant organisation and we’d love to have you join us to help shape a city for the future.

We are Vibrant MELTON. Our values are:

  • Motivate
  • Empower
  • Lead
  • Trust
  • Open
  • Nurture 

Benefits

There are a number of great reasons why our people love working at Melton City Council: 

  • 19 Day Month
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Extensive Career Development & Leadership Programs
  • Family Room available including Breastfeeding Facilities (Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace accredited)
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Subsidised Uniforms

To read more about our benefits visit https://meltoncity-staff-benefits.applynow.net.au/

 

How To Apply

If you require further information about the position, please contact Jade Addicott, Youth Projects Team Leader on 0409 823 225.

To view the Position Description, click here.

Applications must include a Resume and address the Key Selection Criteria outlining your suitability to the role .

We encourage you to use the STAR approach when writing your responses to the selection criteria.

Situation (Task) – provide a brief outline of the situation or task?

Action – what did you do in response to the situation or task?

Result – what was the result of your action?

To address the Key Selection Criteria you will need to write short statements explaining how you meet the criteria, or how you demonstrate the capability. We encourage you to keep your responses concise. 

Applications submitted via email, after the closing date and/or that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Applicants will need to undertake pre-employment requirements, dependent on the position.

Successful applicants must comply with COVID-19 Public Health Orders applicable to Local Government employees and Council’s COVID-19 vaccination policy which require employees to provide documentary evidence of their vaccination status before attending the workplace.

 

Applications close 5.00pm Friday 30 September 2022

 

To be eligible for employment at Melton City Council you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or be legally entitled to work in Australia.

We strongly encourage job applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQA+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

Melton City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation and has Zero tolerance for child abuse. Melton City Council is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation where protecting children and preventing and responding to child abuse is at the centre of our everyday thinking and service delivery. Please note, we undertake several screening process to ensure this commitment is upheld, this includes ensuring the successful candidate to this position holds a valid employee working with children/vulnerable people check and satisfactory criminal history record check.

 

 

 

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Shaping a City for the future

It's never been a better time to make your home in Melton. Work with Melton City Council and you'll be able to work close to home, away from the traffic on a day-to-day basis but still within easy reach of the city for the big weekend events like the footy, the theatre, or just a night on the town.

You can have the lifestyle you always wanted in Melton with large green areas of open space, heritage listed architecture in our Town Centre, and more and more cafes, restaurants, schools and services moving in every day. It's a great place to live and an even better place to work.

Our vision for our community is to be: "A vibrant, safe and liveable city accessible to all" and that means there's a place here for you too. Our organisational values represent us as an established growth Council and the values are reflected in everything we do; our decision-making, our actions and our service provision to the community. Council has a diverse and vibrant organisation and we’d love to have you join us to help shape a city for the future.

Our future is going to be big and bright. We are set to become the fastest growing municipality in Melbourne so we're getting ahead of the game by advocating for the provision of state-of-the-art educational facilities, health infrastructure, public transport and roads. There are many exciting opportunities at the City of Melton and we'd love to welcome you to our team.

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