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Youth & Communities Coordinator

Closing date: 
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 08:00

Salary Level 5  - $67,077 per annum plus 9.5% superannuation plus 17.5% pro rata Annual Leave Loading

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position is based in Ti Tree and operating under the direction of the Area Coordinator, and in accordance with Regional Council corporate plans and policies and relevant legislation. The Y&C Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of the Y&C team and service delivery, including Youth, Sport & Recreation (YSR) activities and Community Safety Patrols. The role includes supervising, mentoring and providing support to Community Sport and Recreation Officer’s (CSRO’s), Community Safety Patrol Officers, volunteers within the Central Desert Regional Council.

The ideal candidate will have:


  • An awareness of issues affecting Aboriginal people in remote locations and ability to operate effectively in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in Youth, Sport and Recreation (YSR) or Night Patrol, displaying knowledge of inclusiveness and sustainability.
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of community services, with a focus on remote communities.
  • Well developed oral and written communication skills including the ability to;
  • Consult and negotiate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal people,
  • Use computer programs to produce clear and sound based reports in a timely manner,
  • Liaise effectively with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Competent decision making skills and an analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Sound knowledge of and empathy for Equal Employment Opportunity principles and Workplace Health and Safety requirements.


  • Tertiary qualifications and/or relevant experience.
  • Possession of Certificate IV in Youth Work or Sport and Recreation will be an advantage
  • Possession of Certificate or experience in Night Patrol, Criminal Justice, Mediation or Community Safety Patrols will be an advantage.

 Contact Person: Jacob Khumalo - Youth and Communities Manager on 08 8958 9526

To apply for this position please download the Position Description and Information Package and address the selection criteria in writing.  Applicants also need to submit an application for advert form.  Applications should be emailed to

Ti Tree