Youth Worker – Kardu Darrikardu Numida Hostel, Wadeye, NT

Opened 39 days ago
Closes 21 September 2023
Fixed-term, Full-time
Northern Territory, Regional Northern Territory
Community Services
$90,257.18 - $94,622.85 (base salary inclusive of allowances and leave loading plus superannuation)

Youth Worker (Full-time – fixed-term) opportunity
$90,257.18 – $94,622.85 (base salary inclusive of allowances and leave loading plus superannuation)

Wadeye, Northern Territory

One Tree is a national not for profit offering early childhood education, out of school hours care, community services, registered early childhood training, and professional support. Our remote services are in some of Australia’s most hard to reach, underserviced locations. It takes a special kind of person to work in these services, the kind of person who wants to make a difference.

Located in the small coastal community of Wadeye, the Kardu Darrikardu Numida Hostel is a 24/7 operating service.

Living in Wadeye truly gives you the opportunity to experience and understand the benefit and challenges of living and working in remote Australia. Working alongside locally employed staff, you can learn from the local Aboriginal people. All while being supported by a small team, where your ideas and input can have genuine impact on the service and community.

The Youth Worker role is to supervise the physical, emotional and spiritual development of the students under their care, providing a link between the boarding school and the day school, maintaining contact with the parents and assisting in the planning and coordinating of various outside of school activities that promote wellbeing and safety.

Benefits on offer

  • Above award salary
  • Relocation allowance
  • Housing available
  • Housing & utility allowance
  • Quarterly flights to Darwin
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • Length of service incentives
  • Salary packaging available
  • Online inductions and PD sessions
  • Uniforms provided

What you’ll do

  • Build the self-esteem and self-confidence of young people.
  • Support school attendance.
  • Encourage positive group atmospheres.
  • Create learning opportunities to develop new skills for young people.
  • Build the capacity of young people to consider risk, make reasoned decisions and take control.
  • Develop young people’s ability to manage personal and social relationships.
  • Develop a ‘world view’ which widens horizons and invites social commitment.

Selection criteria

  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level interpersonal skills.
  • Computer skills, use of Excel and Word.
  • Effective administration, time management and organisation skills.
  • Valid manual driver’s licence.
  • A current First Aid Certificate.
  • Experience in a youth worker or program management role.
  • The ability to establish a sound rapport with adolescents and demonstrate sound judgement.

Certifications and licences required

  • A clear NT Working with Children Check & National Police Clearance
  • Northern Land Council permit
  • First Aid & CPR certificates
  • A valid manual driver’s licence
  • Certificate/Diploma in Community Services, Youth Work or relevant degree

What you need to do

  • Update your resume
  • Write a cover letter addressing your suitability for the position
  • Join for a free resume template
  • Be eligible to work in Australia
  • Click on the “Apply” button

For more information or to request a copy of the position description, call or email us on (08) 6250 4103 or

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