Youth & Middle Years Coordinator - City of Stonnington - GovernmentCareer - Local

First listed on: 28 May 2021

Youth & Middle Years Coordinator


City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington. If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Council’s Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

We are building a safe and inclusive culture where our people are empowered to deliver their best work.  Embracing innovation and change, we continually deliver richer and higher quality services to a vibrant, diverse and iconic municipality. We are passionate and energetic, working as one team to build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. Progress is important to us, and we and make it a priority to invest in our people’s wellbeing, growth and development.

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Job Description

Our middle years and youth services programs are open to children and young people, aged 6 to 25 years, who live, work or visit Stonnington. Operating out of our two centres in Prahran (The Hub on the Horace Petty Estate and Grattan Gardens) the dedicated Middle Years and Youth Services Teams work collaboratively to deliver a range of support services, engagement and learning programs and social events.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Coordinator to join us at Stonnington and lead the delivery of this important service to the community. As the Coordinator you'll lead and inspire these dynamic and passionate teams to ensure the best possible outcomes for our community, working in a complex environment. 

In this position you’ll be responsible for coordinating the provision of services and programs, and developing strategic plans which will enrich the lives of young people, positively impact the community and provide a safer environment for young people within the municipality. You'll be working with young people across the municipality as well as a number of strategic partners to deliver responsive programs to meet their varied needs. 

Desired Skills and Experience

To succeed in this position you will need:

  • A tertiary qualification in Youth Services or a related field with proficient knowledge of child and adolescent developmental needs and substantial experience in the provision of case management and working middle years and youth services
  • Demonstrated experience in complex community liaison and empowerment 
  • Experience in the strategic planning, development and coordination of middle years and youth services and programs
  • Knowledge of budgeting and financial procedures, an understanding of State and Commonwealth policy and funding agreements for developing projects and submissions that secure resources from government and non-government agency bodies
  • Strong time management and organisation skills to juggle competing deadlines and demands of service delivery 
  • Effective methods for developing and leading others to create cohesive and engaged teams

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For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Dianne Panjari, Manager Community Services on 8290 1333.

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333. 

Submitting your application 

We are no longer using Position Descriptions or Key Selection Criteria. Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you can ‘deliver’ the aspects of the role and that you have what is needed to ‘thrive’. These are the top two sections in the Success Profile. You do not need to have a heading of each point or address each point individually. Recommended no more than 2 pages for your cover letter.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.