Youth Worker

Job No: WFS47
Location: Rockhampton

Youth Worker

  • Full Time Ongoing (includes a 6 month probation period)
  • Immediate commencement available for the successful candidate

Rockhampton Flexible Learning Centre is a coeducational Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition. It has a clear commitment to social justice and stands in solidarity with disadvantaged people of all social, cultural and religious backgrounds with a particular sensitivity to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. The school provides holistic learning experiences that address the social needs of students, and promotes their emotional, cognitive, spiritual and academic development.

EREA provides a supportive, flexible working environment where we are committed to supporting the ongoing professional learning of all staff members including specific targeting programs as identified.  We endeavour to employ people that have the drive and motivation to work towards successful outcomes for our young people.

What is the role?

The role of the Youth Worker within our school is to support, design and develop engagement, wellbeing and social inclusion responses and program activities for the school that directly enhance the engagement of the young people that attend the school. All program activities complement the educational programs on offer and support the engagement of young peoples learning at the school. Some of these programs include outdoor adventure based learning, sports and self reflection workshops. 

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues for contemporary youth culture to be able to identify potential barriers impacting on young people and their families in the wider community
  • Ability to identify barriers to young people engaging in activities and adapt programs accordingly
  • Promote the values and principles of the school to ensure inclusion, empowerment and youth development when developing and implementing program activities
  • Commitment to work under the four principles of operation, Respect, Safe and Legal, Honesty and Participation to establish a “common ground” to resolve conflict, negotiate learning, recognise rights, where responsibilities and consequences are modelled and explored

About you:

  • Enthusiasm and excitement for working with disengaged youth
  • Minimal Certificate IV qualification desirably in a youth or human services sector and/or the ability to obtain one within the first 12 months of employment
  • Previous experience in a youth or human services sector
  • Applicants must hold or have the ability to attain a current Blue Card before commencement as per the No Card No Start Blue Card system legislation
  • Ability to work within the four principles of Honest, Participation, Respect and Safe and Legal
  • Proficient computer literacy including the ability to learn various computer software systems and ability to train and support other staff
  • Local travel is a requirement of this position therefore it is a requirement that the applicant hold a current 'C' drivers license

For full details of the position please refer to the Position Description by clicking here

Employee benefits include:

  • Small group sizes with a flexible approach to learning
  • Superannuation up to 12.75% employer contribution (if an employee co-contribution is made)
  • Salary Sacrificing options
  • Induction, Wellbeing and Professional Development Opportunities
  • Dedicated support to assist new youth workers

Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted as they are received

Our organisation supports the rights of children and young people and is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment directed at ensuring their safety and wellbeing. 

All applications for this position will be subjected to screening procedures as detailed in the Commission of Children and Young people and Childs Guardian legislation.  These checks are consistent with Edmund Rice Education Australia's commitment to child protection policies and procedures.



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Privacy Acknowledgment

“Wollemi Flexi Schools Network is part of Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA), which is an organization consisting of schools, entities and offices offering a Catholic education in the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice.” The network consists of four schools being Albert Park Flexible Learning School, Mount Isa Flexible Learning School, Rockhampton Flexible Learning School and Southport Flexible Learning School.

  1. Wollemi Flexi Schools Network school’s collects personal information, including sensitive information about job applicants. This includes information provided in your job application, in the course of conversation or as collected from third parties on your behalf, such as employment referees. The primary purpose of collecting this information is to enable the school to consider your application for employment with the school.
  2. Some of the information the school collects is to satisfy the school’s legal obligations, particularly to enable the school to discharge its duty of care to enrolled students.
  3. Laws governing or relating to the operation of a school require certain information to be collected and disclosed. These include relevant Education Acts and Public Health and Child Protection laws.
  4. In order to consider your application for employment and to facilitate and manage your employment relationship with the school, you consent to our collecting personal information about you from recruitment agencies, law enforcement agencies for criminal checks and working with children checks, educational institutions to verify your qualifications, and other individuals or businesses we contact for the purpose of reference-checking as agreed with you.
  5. The personal information that is collected about you will be stored securely in a recruitment record. If you are successful and become an employee then an employee record will be created and the personal information we have collected will be stored in this file. Employee records are exempt from the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) under the Privacy Act 1988.
  6. If you are not offered a position or if you decline an offer of a position at the school the information stored in your recruitment record will be stored for 12 months, unless you advise us to destroy the records at an earlier time. At this time, the school will take reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify the information as appropriate.
  7. The school may disclose personal and sensitive information for administrative, educational and support purposes (or may permit the information to be directly collected by third parties). This may include to: government departments; people providing administrative and financial services to the school; anyone you authorise the school to disclose information to; and anyone to whom the school is required or authorised to disclose the information to by law, including under child protection laws.
  8. Failure to provide the information to the school will affect the school’s ability to evaluate your application and may result in the recruitment process not proceeding.
  9. The school may also use cloud computing service providers to store personal information (which may include sensitive information) on their servers in the 'cloud'. These servers may be located in or outside Australia. This may mean that personal information may be stored or processed outside Australia.
  10. EREA’s Privacy Policy contains further information about its use of cloud and other third-party service providers.
  11. EREA’s Privacy Policy is accessible via the school website or from the school office. The Policy sets out how job applicants and employees may seek access to, and correction of their personal information which the school has collected and holds. However, access may be refused in certain circumstances such as where access would have an unreasonable impact on the privacy of others or may result in a breach of the School’s duty of care obligations. Any refusal will be notified in writing with reasons if appropriate.
  12. EREA’s Privacy Policy also sets out how job applicants and employees can make a complaint about a breach of the APPs and how the complaint will be handled.
  13. If you provide the school with the personal information of others, such as other employment referees, doctors or emergency contacts, we encourage you to inform them you are disclosing that information to the school and why, that they can request access to and correction of that information if they wish and to also refer them to EREA’s Privacy Policy for further detail about such requests and how the school otherwise handles personal information it collects and complaints it receives.

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Edmund Rice Education Australia

Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) is a child safe organisation committed to the protection of children and has a zero tolerance of abuse of children. Wollemi Flexible Schools Network (FSN) being a subsidiary of EREA is also committed to ensuring the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and young people therefore, all applicants will be subject to EREA and legislative screening procedures.

These checks are consistent with EREA’s commitment to child safeguarding policies and procedures. This includes complying with our Child Safeguarding policy and code of conduct.
Wollemi FSN is an equal opportunity employer that promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.