Youth Worker – Part Time

TitleYouth Worker
AwardSCHADS 2.1
LocationShellharbour City

Corporation Overview

Gawura Aboriginal Corporation is a newly established Aboriginal Community Controlled, not-for-profit, charitable organisation, formally known as Illawarra Koori Men’s Support Group (IKMSG)

We are dedicated to supporting our Elders, families, the vulnerable, and our young people with social and emotional wellbeing and cultural education & judicial programs. All whilst providing culturally safe space for our Aboriginal community members to attend within the Illawarra Region.

Gawura Aboriginal Corporation Board, Management and all staff are dedicated & committed to supporting the Illawarra Aboriginal people and families, to ensure better opportunities and outcomes.

Purpose of Role

To provide positive affirmation through targeted cultural activities, provide key social support via internal staff and external local services. Provide guidance to our local youth. Assist in the delivery of targeted youth support and contribute to youth program planning. Create positive outcomes socially and economically for our community’s youth.

Key Accountabilities

  • Deliver program activities as outlined in youth program plans.
  • Provide support to our networks and stakeholders regarding positive youth initiatives.
  • Build and foster relationships with targeted youth services to enhance services provided by Gawura Aboriginal Corporation.
  • Provide links to targeted youth services for referrals, advocacy, and support.
  • Identify needs within our youth services and work collaboratively to address them.
  • Adhere to all Gawura’s Policies and Procedures.
  • Complete all work in a culturally and diversity safe manner.
  • Undertake training as required.

Key Challenges

  • Establishing and building relationships with young people to foster personal development, social education, and cultural connection.
  • Working with in an organise subject to rapid growth.

Key Relationships


Team LeaderReceive and seek guidance, escalate issues, exchange information.Receive reporting outlines and deliver outcomes. Report any WHS issues.  
Youth WorkersBe part of a team, collaborate and work cohesively together.


Targeted Youth ServicesBuild and maintain relationships, send and receive referrals.
StakeholdersSupport and maintain rapport.

Role Dimensions            

Decision making

  • Set own priorities in line with the success of youth initiatives, and outcomes needing to be achieved.

Reporting Line

Team Leader

Direct Reports




Essential Requirements

  • Valid WWCC for paid employment.
  • Current criminal history check.
  • Relevant Certificate or Diploma in Youth Work or equivalent experience working with youth.
  • Experience working with local Aboriginal Community.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work well within a team.


  • Aboriginality
  • First Aid Certificate
  • MR/HR License

To apply please use link below and attach a maximum 2 page Cover Letter and Resume addressing the job description.

Applications close 5:00 pm, Sunday 14th January 2024.

Job Type: Part Time
Job Location: Shellharbour City

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