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Youth Services Coordinator (Co...

Roper Gulf Regional Council (RGRC) provides a range of services over an area that spans 185,000 sq km (80% the size of Victoria) that covers the region east and southeast of Katherine, Northern Territory. The total estimated resident population of the region is 6,919.

The Council’s mission statement is: “Working as one towards a better future through effective use of all resources”. This serves to give strategic direction to Council’s service delivery and its partnerships with the NT and Australian Governments and other stakeholders.

About the Opportunity

Due to continued growth, Roper Gulf Regional Council (RGRC) now has two (2), newly created positions for Youth Services Coordinators to join their community based teams in remote NT. These roles are being offered on an initial full-time, 6-month fixed-term contract ending December 2017, however will be renewed subject to additional funding.

Operating under the Regional Manager of Community Safety and Coordinator of Night Patrol, you will be responsible for ensuring that high quality counselling services, case management and referrals are provided through the Youth Reconnect Program, a program of Roper Gulf Regional Council's Community Safety strategy.

To be considered, you must have tertiary qualifications and post-graduate experience in Counselling or Psychology and demonstrated competence in using a broad range of intervention techniques relevant to children, youth and families. You will have an understanding of human development theories, particularly child and adolescent development and knowledge of relevant legislation relating to children and families.

Candidates with an awareness of issues affecting Indigenous communities in remote locations will be best suited to these positions, equipping you with the ability to communicate and negotiate effectively with Indigenous people.

About the Benefits

This role provides the opportunity to define your career with a young Local Government within one of the most spectacular and iconic environments in Australia. If you’re looking for a change of pace, a change of lifestyle or a new adventure, this is the job for you!

You will be rewarded for your hard work and dedication with an attractive remuneration of $62,489 - $68,976, commensurate with experience, plus fully subsidised accommodation, making the transition as smooth as possible.

You'll be equipped with 'tools of the trade' to help you manage your role, which includes a phone and laptop to fulfil your work requirements. You’ll enjoy flexible working conditions, opportunities for personal development and 6 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading (pro-rata) ensuring you’ll make the most of your time in this corner of the NT.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, advance your career and enhance your cultural knowledge in a stunning outback location. Make a positive difference - Apply Now!

Please note: Applications close midnight AEST, Sunday 13th August.

To be considered, you must respond to the questions and selection criteria as outlined below, and attach a current resume when prompted during the application process.

Date Posted
Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Darwin, NT 0800
Job Type
Full Time, Permanent
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