Youth Engagement Officer

Job No: CSC445
Location: Pakenham

  • Part Time (0.55 EFT 3 x 7 hour days per week)
  • Maximum Term Externally Funded Contract until December 2020
  • Band 5 ($33 to $41 per hour)

Cardinia Shire Council has an opportunity available for passionate and experienced Youth Engagement Officer to deliver a range of innovative, youth lead projects and programs under the Department of Health and Human Services – Office For Youth ‘Engage’ program.

Working under the direction of the Youth Services Coordinator, you will assist with the development and delivery of a range of programs to support the health, wellbeing and development of young people in the Cardinia Shire. Cardinia Youth Services' work is underpinned by the principle that young people are highly valued members of our community and they bring with them unique talents, skills, experience and ability.

Council’s youth team members work together to deliver programs and services that assist our diverse community of young people aged 12 to 25 years to grow and develop.  Council’s Youth Services supports long term outcomes for young people to: Be Safe, Be Healthy and Happy (physically and emotionally)  Be Connected (to their education/training/work. their communities/families and each other),  Realise their Potential (have the opportunities and support they need and want to be able to achieve and feel fulfilled) and Achieve Economic Wellbeing (to be able to have the things and the money that they need to live and have the support to achieve this).  

To be successful in this position you will have a tertiary qualification in youth work or a related field; demonstrated experience in engaging and working with young people; excellent communication and problem solving skills; and the ability to work in partnership effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.  

A current Police check and Working with Children check is mandatory for this position.

Cardinia offers an innovative health and wellbeing program, flexible working arrangements, and unique leadership development programs.

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Applications close Wednesday 24th January 2018 

To apply please complete the online application form below, you will be required to upload your resume, cover letter and responses to the key selection criteria.


Cardinia Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity and Child Safe employer who supports inclusiveness and diversity. We welcome applications from people from a diverse background, including but not limited to, those identifying as LGBTIQ, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people from cultural and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, and people with a disability.

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