Weave Woolloomooloo Youth Engagement Worker

  • Work with a dynamic, well-respected NGO with over 46 years experience providing place-based support alongside communities
  • Contribute to long-lasting change for clients and the community
  • Join a diverse and passionate team in a flexible and supportive organisation
  • Salary + super + leave loading + generous salary packaging options available. Weave pays above the SCHADS Award hourly rate.
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

The position is a 12 month fixed term part time (4 days per week – Tuesday – Friday/28 hours per week).

About Weave Woolloomooloo

Weave Woolloomooloo (WW) is a vibrant youth centre located on Gadigal Land in the heart of Woolloomooloo. It is a welcoming and safe space for young community members and young families from the area and surrounding suburbs. WW provides case management for young people aged 12 to 24 and young families with children in their care aged under 12, with priority given to people living in Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross and Darlinghurst. WW also offers creative and innovative youth-led projects, events and groups that meet the needs of young people and build the capacity and cohesion of the community. 

About Weave Youth & Community Services

Located in Inner Sydney (on unceded Gadigal and Bidjigal Land), Weave Youth & Community Services (Weave) is a place-based community organisation that has been delivering a range of community programs and services developed with and for the community for over 45 years. Weave’s purpose is to empower people to change their lives, and healing is at the centre of our work. Weave supports children, young people, women and families who are impacted by systemic disadvantage and intergenerational trauma. Around 70% of all those we support across Weave are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. We strive to be a high quality, effective community led organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity and richness of the community we serve and we seek to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the organisation. Weave is committed to walking alongside Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in their ongoing fight for justice and self-determination, and all our work across the organisation is guided by our Aboriginal Healing Framework, developed by our Aboriginal staff group and endorsed by the Weave Board, leadership and management teams. Our Board is exceptional, with strong Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander representation and a Community and Culture Committee that considers, advises and guides the organisation on important issues relevant to culture and community.

About the role

The Youth Engagement Worker in consultation with the Manager and the local community, is responsible for developing and implementing creative and innovative youth led projects, events and groups that meet the needs of young people and build the capacity and cohesion of the Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross, Darlinghurst community and surrounding areas. This role is key in developing and facilitating a strong focus on youth participation. 

SCHADS Award Level 4 Paypoint 1-4 depending on qualifications and experience. Weave pays above the SCHADS Award hourly rate. The current Weave hourly rates for Level 4  Paypoint 1 – 4 are $42.63 – $45.87.

Salary + super + leave loading + generous salary packaging.

To be considered for this role you will need:

  1. Tertiary qualifications in Community Development, Social Work or equivalent sector or other relevant experience.
  2. Excellent engagement skills and a genuine interest in young people, their stories and wellbeing with demonstrated skills in facilitating projects, events and groups.
  3. Understanding of trauma-informed, strengths-based and person-centred practices with a commitment to social justice.
  4. A good understanding of mental health and alcohol and other drug issues
  5. Proficient and adaptable oral and written communication skills, and the ability to present program information to a range of audiences.
  6. Diplomacy skills and ability to navigate complex community dynamics with strong relationship management skills that showcase the ability to build strong networks and relationships – both internally and externally
  7. Understanding of the systemic disadvantage faced by Aboriginal people.
  8. Common sense and an excellent sense of humour
  9. Current NSW Class C driver’s license
  10. Current Police Check and NSW Working With Children Check Clearance

Desired criteria:

  1. Knowledge of the Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross, Darlinghurst area and the complex issues faced by these communities

For further information regarding the role, please refer to the Position Description.

How to Apply

  • Read the Position Description available on our website
  • Send us your up to date resume and a document responding to each of the selection criteria (listed in the Position Description), and outlining how you meet them.*
  • Please send these documents to Patricia Vasquez, HR Manager via email: recruitment@weave.org.au

* In order for us to properly assess your application, we require both your resume and the document addressing each of the selection criteria. 

Only successful applicants will be contacted and rolling interviews may be performed. 

Applications close on Friday 9 June 2023 @ 5pm. Please call Kat on 0410 177 718 or Patricia on​ 0404 559 096 if you would like further information. 

View the Position Description