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Kool Kids Program, Malabar (4 Days per week)

  • Work with a dynamic and well-respected NGO with over 40 years experience working with the community
  • Do you want to work with children and young people?
  • Do you care about making a difference to the lives of the people you work with
  • Generous salary packaging options available

Please read on for details of this position with Weave’s Kool Kids Program:

The Weave Kool Kids Program requires a qualified, passionate and experienced children’s/youth worker to be part of the Kool Kids early intervention team. The Kool Kids team supports children and young people residing in South Eastern Sydney, Waterloo and Redfern areas.

The Kool Kids Youth and Community Worker will work 4 days per week running activities and programs for children aged 7 - 12 years, and transitional leadership programs for young people aged 12 to 18 years who are transitioning to and going through high school.

The Youth and Community Worker is part of a small team of committed, energetic and enthusiastic staff. The program focuses on providing strengths based, trauma informed group activities after school and throughout the school holiday period. This is a specialist child and youth program that aims to support the development of health and well-being, resilience and confidence in the children and young people we support.

Hours: 4 days per week (28 hours)

Grade: SCHCADS SACS Level 2 Paypoint 2.1 - 2.4: $30.21 - $32.96 per hour depending on qualifications and experience

Benefits: Leave loading @17.5% plus generous wage packaging/salary sacrifice available

The successful applicant will have:

  • Experience in planning, developing and facilitating programs for children and/or young people
  • Experience working with Aboriginal young people
  • Knowledge of the community sector
  • A current full NSW driver’s license

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply


Reference No. Kool Kids
Job Board
Job Category Care & Support Work
Job Field Family, Children and Youth
Employment Basis Part Time
Location South East Sydney

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  1. Qualifications in Youth Work, Community Services, Social Work or other relevant discipline and/or other equivalent professional experience

Essential Criteria

  1. Qualifications in Youth Work, Community Services, Social Work or other relevant discipline and/or other equivalent professional experience
  2. Minimum 12 months experience in children’s or youth work and or community work
  3. Understanding of Trauma Informed Approach
  4. Experience in planning, developing and documenting projects
  5. Understanding of the issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and particularly issues facing Aboriginal young people who live in the South Eastern Sydney and Waterloo/Redfern catchment areas
  6. Well-developed understanding of social justice issues and ability to respond creatively to issues arising in the community
  7. A good sense of humor
  8. Must be available to go on 3 day camps during school holiday
  9. Must have a current NSW Working With Children Check clearance for paid Employment
  10. National Police Check
  11. Must have a current Class C NSW drivers license and be willing to drive a 12 seater vehicle

Desirable Criteria

  • Casework experience
  • Experience in running sport and recreation programs
  • Experience in creative arts
  • First Aid Cert & CPR

How to Apply

For further information please see Job description and Selection Criteria attached. Applications can be emailed to and will include:

  • An up to date Resume and
  • A document specifically responding to each of the Selection Criteria

Please note only completed applications will be assessed.

Weave Youth and Community Services

Weave is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a way up and a way forward for children, young people, women, families and communities facing complex social situations. Our diverse range of programs have been designed to help tackle issues related to poverty, drugs, alcohol and mental health, homelessness, domestic violence, family breakdown and isolation.

Contact Patricia Vasquez
Phone number 93180539
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