Youth Worker

  • Canberra
  • Youth Worker
  • Galilee School

About Communities@Work 
Communities@Work is a social enterprise, providing quality children's services that in turn serves the greater Canberra community.  Our surplus for purpose philosophy enables us to provide valuable community support services to seniors, people with a disability and the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our community. 

About Galilee School 
Communities@Work, Galilee School is a registered, independent secondary school designed specifically for disengaged and vulnerable young people in years 7-10 in the ACT and surrounding areas for whom the mainstream schooling environment has struggled to deliver positive learning outcomes. Galilee School offers a supportive and flexible learning program that aims to meet the individual needs of students.

About the role
Galilee School is a trauma informed environment and as such, this position is required to support and regulate young people from complex and diverse backgrounds both in and out of class times. This role has a strong focus on supporting students to maintain engagement in their day to day studies and activities in conjunction with their Individual Learning Plan and Positive Behaviour Support Plan. 

*subject to the school successfully satisfying ACT registration requirements, receiving ACT Education Minister approvals, and successful funding applications. These have yet to be finalised.


  • Act as a representative for the organisation at all times by adhering to the vision, mission and philosophy of the organisation.
  • Assist the Head of Student Support to coordinate and where relevant participate in case conferences and meetings with students, families and other agencies.
  • Provide individualised support to young people attending Galilee School in alignment with the Student Support Framework
  • Actively participate as a member of the team and contribute to the effective development and implementation of programs and activities for the students
  • Guide and participate in the process for the development of student's Positive Behaviour
  • Support Plans as well as assisting with the implementation, monitoring and review processes
  • Build and sustains positive relationships with team members and clients 

Skills and Experience 

  • A passion and drive and demonstrated experience in working with vulnerable,"at risk" and disadvantaged youth
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in conflict resolution and an ability to build influential and supportive relationships with young people and their families
  • Relevant qualification and experience in Youth Work
  • An understanding of the role of a young person's Individual Learning Plan and how this is best supported by the role of the Youth Worker
  • Possess high level organisational, planning
  • 'Working Vulnerable People' registration, or ability to obtain 

Working for Communities@Work
There are many benefits to working at Communities@Work, not least of which the incredible difference is we make in the lives of people in our community. We offer our employees a range of generous employee benefits, such as leave concessions, child care discounts, healthy activity reimbursements and salary packaging. We also work with you to support your career development.

Financial benefits of working for a not-for-profit  
As a not-for-profit charity, the taxation laws provide tax concessions for Communities@Work employees, meaning that a part of your wage can be paid tax free. Further to this, employees are able to package dine in meals & accommodation. These benefits increase the take home pay for many of our employees by many thousands of dollars per year. If you'd like to find out more, visit Advantage Salary Packaging's (our salary packaging provider) website which provides an overview.
How to Apply
Click APPLY or contact Michelle Napier, Manager, Recruitment on 6293 6545 for a confidential discussion.
Communities@Work encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, mature- aged workers, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for its roles.

Closing date for applications: 18/12/2020

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