Employment Opportunity - Senior Youth Officer


Location: JD Hardie Youth Zone   Occupation: Youth/Services   Division: Community Services - Community Development

Senior Youth OfficerLevel 6- $89,284.97 p/a + $108,116.25 Port Hedland Allowance 

The Town

Port Hedland is a dynamic, diverse town in Western Australia’s beautiful North West that enjoys a relaxed lifestyle. We are proud of our stunning landscapes, Aboriginal heritage, vibrant multicultural community and our significant resources industry. At the Town of Port Hedland, let your career take-off as you tackle challenges unique to the region, collaborate with a range of people from all walks of life and become part of a vibrant team that is making real change in the Pilbara.


The Role

The Senior Youth Officer role is responsible for leading the strategic direction, stakeholder collaboration and program supervision of Youth Services within the Town of Port Hedland. The Town is looking for a passionate and enthusiastic member to lead and support the facilitation and development of programs, projects and services to support the youth in our community. From providing effective leadership and strategic direction of the teams, to liaising and networking with key stakeholders, this Senior Youth Officer is an integral part of our Community Development within the Town.  For more specifics on the role, please see the Position Description Link.


Work Related Requirements

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • Tertiary qualifications in community and youth development/ social work experience. OR Extensive experience in the community and youth development sector.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience coordination and supervising staff.
  • National Police Clearance
  • Current ‘C’ class drivers license
  • Rights to work in Australia


Employee Benefits

In addition to the salary our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include:

  • Housing Assistance
  • Six weeks annual leave
  • Wellness program (includes free gym membership, pool passes etc.)
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Paid parental leave


How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please forward your application documents to Human Resources, Attention “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” either by:

Post:   PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721

Hand:  Civic Centre, McGregor Street, Port Hedland WA 6721

Applicants are advised to write a cover letter of no more than two (2) pages outlining how your skills, capabilities and experience will contribute to their success in this position. Applicants who do not attach a cover letter may not be considered in the first round of shortlisting. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is received in full prior to the closing date and time.

Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar vacancies during the six month period following the conclusion of this recruitment process.

For further information about this position please contact the Human Resources team on 9158 9342 or hr@porthedland.wa.gov.au      

The Town reserves the right to commence shortlisting prior to the closing date.

Applications close Thursday 5th August 2021.

The Town of Port Hedland is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Attachments : - 20210305_PD Senior Youth Officer.pdf

Posted on Jul 22 by Town of Port Hedland

Advert closes on Thu, 5 Aug 2021 23:45:00

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