Activity Worker

Job Reference No:

Weave - Kool Kids

Reference No: Weave - Kool Kids

Weave Youth and Community Services

Applications Closing: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 12:00

The Kool Kids Activity Worker will work 3 to 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 Activities 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: 3 to 4 days per week (21 hours per week)

Grade: SCHCADS SACS Level 2 Paypoint 2.1 - 2.4 $29.31 - $32.14 per hour depending on qualifications and experience

Benefits: Leave loading @17.5% plus generous salary packaging 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 

  • A strong commitment to social justice

  • Knowledge of the community sector

  • A current full NSW driver’s license

Details
Category: Care & Support Work
Field: Family, Children and Youth
Employment basis: Part-time
Job Location: South East Sydney
About us

 

Kool Kids Activity Worker - Kool Kids Program, Malabar

  • 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?

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 the south ward of the Randwick Local Government Area and the Waterloo and Redfern areas.

 

Position details
Qualifications:

Relevant qualifications in Child Development, Youth Work, Project Work, Community Work, Social Work or other relevant disciplines

Essential Selection Criteria:

SELECTION CRITERIA:
Qualifications, experience and mandatory requirements

●  Minimum two years experience in a youth work, project work or similar role providing activities and support to children and young people with complex trauma histories and support needs.

●  Demonstrated experience in planning, developing and documenting programs and projects.

●  A natural ability to engage with children and young people - it is essential to have lots of energy.

●  Understanding and demonstrated experience of working within a trauma informed and healing centred, strength based, person centred, culturally appropriate framework.

●  Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal people and communities, and an understanding of the strengths of Aboriginal people and the impacts of intergenerational trauma on Aboriginal people residing in the La Perouse and Maroubra areas.

●  Understanding of the social justice issues facing children, young people and families residing in the La Perouse and Maroubra areas.

●  An ability to manage community dynamics.

●  NSW Working with Children Clearance and National Police Check.

●  Driver’s License.

Skills and attributes

●  Highly developed time management and organisational skills demonstrating attention to detail and the ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.

●  Ability to work independently and use initiative.

●  Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

●  Strong advocacy skills.

●  Demonstrated interpersonal and relationship building skills.

●  Ability to work as a team member and with a high degree of autonomy.

●  Strong computer and IT literacy skills.

●  Common sense an excellent sense of humour.

Desirable Selection Criteria:

Desirable

●  Casework experience.

●  Experience in running sport and recreation programs.

●  Experience in creative arts.

Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Regina Tonra
Contact Email: recruitment@weave.org.au
Contact Phone: 02 8974 1588
How to apply

 Applications can be emailed to recruitment@weave.org.au and will include:

  • An up to date Resume and,

  • A document specifically responding to each of the Selection Criteria (included in the Job Description document)
Date posted: 05 September 2019

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