Youth Support Worker – Illawarra

Youth Support Worker

We are seeking a dedicated and motivated Youth Support Worker!

This position aims to support the development and delivery of programs that support young people from non-English speaking backgrounds.

This is an opportunity to make a difference to youth with assistance and support to address barriers young people may experience due to language or cultural differences. The key elements of the role include working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities within a targeted early intervention and evidence informed framework.

What’s on Offer:

  • Part-time role available – 35 hours a week
  • Maximise your take home pay with Tax Free Salary Packaging 
  • Flexible work arrangements to best match your work/life balance
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Be part of an award-winning team (2021 Excellence in Workplace Culture, Illawarra Business Award)
  • SCHADS Level 3
  • Contract to December 2023

The position is primarily responsible for:

  • developing, planning and implementing a program of training, community-based activities, projects and events that develop young peoples’ skills.
  • working effectively with stakeholders, partners and collaborators to develop and deliver project outcomes.
  • undertaking consultations with stakeholders to inform program development and delivery.
  • organising events, information sessions and seminars in line with work plan.
  • successfully promoting programs and activities.
  • ensuring effective working relationships are maintained with a range of services who are working towards similar goals.
  • complying with the reporting requirements of government and funding organisation
  • representing MCCI at meetings, networks etc. that can further the aims of the program.
  • supporting the community-based activities of MCCI, which may include from time to time attending community events and/or supporting MCCI members.

About MCCI:

MCCI is an award-winning not-for-profit community organisation providing a range of programs and services to people from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds and promoting the values of multiculturalism in the community.

About you:

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • awareness of the migration and refugee journey and its impact on settlement and youth development.
  • ability to respond to the changing needs of young people in the region.
  • experience working with young people from CALD backgrounds.
  • experience with developing, planning and implementing programs utilising a strengths and outcome base framework / approach.
  • minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • experience in managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Next steps
For more information about the role, please download the position description below.

All applications must include a resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria. Please apply via SEEK or email applications to 

Applications will be assessed as they are received.