First listed on: 31 January 2020

Youth Participation & Advocacy Officer

Permanent Full Time
Band 6 ($85,936 to $93,108) plus 9.5% Super plus monthly ADO

CBD Fringe Location

About Us

Maribyrnong City Council is undergoing significant change in population growth, redevelopment, and a transitioning economy is leading to an influx of new residents, businesses and opportunities.

The Opportunity

Our Youth Services Department have an exciting opportunity for a suitably experienced and appropriately qualified Youth Participation and Advocacy Officer to join the team. Reporting to the Advocacy and Planning Stream Leader, you will work alongside young people in the City of Maribyrnong to raise voices, expand choices and create change in the municipality and beyond.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about developing links within the relevant systems across Government and the Youth Sector to build capacity for young people to participate in, connect with and contribute meaningfully to their community.

Key Responsibilities

As the Youth Participation and Advocacy Officer, you will work towards enabling and ensuring:

  • The engagement and inclusion of all young people;
  • The voice of young people to be heard;
  • The safety of young people;
  • Respect for young people's human dignity and worth;
  • Young people's connectedness to important people in their lives, such as family and community;
  • Positive health and wellbeing outcomes for young people, and;
  • Social justice for young people.

About You

To be considered for this role, you will have the following:

  • A tertiary qualification relevant to Youth Services;
  • Practical working knowledge and understanding of Youth Work informed by ethical, developmental, community and strength-based principles and practices;
  • Demonstrable experience working with a diverse range of young people, their families and communities, in a variety of roles and program settings;
  • Experience working with Services, Agencies, and community-based groups.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and compassionate team player, familiar with the principles of co-design and who is able to demonstrate initiative and leadership when working with young people. Your experience working with young people in the context of Youth Participation coupled with your consultative and engaging approach will be key to your success in this role. If this sounds like you, APPLY NOW!

For further details and a copy of the position description please visit us at:

We are a child-safe organisation and an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to child safety and supporting the best interests of children and young people in all our operations. Council encourages young people, people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Enquiries: Kate Mastroianni - Advocacy and Planning Stream Leader on 9091 4700.

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 5018375.

Applications close 16 February 2020 at 10pm.


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