Youth Worker

  • Canberra
  • Youth Worker
  • Galilee School

About Communities@Work 
Communities@Work is Canberra's largest not-for-profit community organisation, working with our community to build a resilient, sustainable, and socially inclusive community. With over 40 years' experience in the ACT and Capital Region, we provide a wide range of high-quality early education and care services and community services that supports positive educational outcomes, assists in alleviating hardship, enhances quality of life and leads to positive social change.

Communities@Work's Galilee School is a registered, independent school, designed specifically for disengaged, vulnerable young people in Years 7-12 for whom the mainstream schooling environment has struggled to deliver positive outcomes. Working with the school means becoming a part of our social impact. It means helping our young people navigate complex challenges, and building them a better future. It means supporting them in their education, learning and skill-building, and supporting the school in offering an alternative model of education.

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. 


  • 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 


  • Be a part of our social impact, working for a community organisation that makes a real difference in the lives of people in our community
  • Inclusive and friendly workplace
  • Salary Packaging, meal and entertainment cards
  • Employee child care discounts
  • Healthy lifestyle programs and healthy activity reimbursement
  • Professional development opportunities with our training organisation (RTO), including access to study leave (if applicable)

How to Apply
Click APPLY or contact the People, Culture & Wellness team 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: 26/03/2021

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