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Position: KYC Aboriginal Youth Mentoring Project Officer

Hours: 30.4 hours per weeks (4 days)

Remuneration: $64,022 per annum (pro-rata) classified under the SCHADS Award at Employment Level 4 (YACVic pays above award rates)

Status: Fixed term contract until 30th November 2017 *likely to be extended, subject to funding arrangements*

Location: Melbourne CBD

About the Koorie Youth Council (KYC) 

The Koorie Youth Council is the representative body for Aboriginal young people in Victoria. Established as the Victorian Indigenous Youth Advisory Council in 2003, the KYC provides a voice to government and the wider community of the views, concerns, ideas and aspirations of Aboriginal young people.

The KYC is auspiced by the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria.

About the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACVic)

The Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) is the peak body and leading policy advocate on young people's issues in Victoria. YACVic’s vision is that young Victorians have their rights upheld and are valued as active participants in their communities.

About the role

Koorie Youth Council (KYC) has partnered with YACVic and Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to support Aboriginal young people through a new Aboriginal youth mentoring program. The program will provide local mentoring opportunities for Aboriginal young people to develop their skills and their connections to their culture and communities, enhancing their life skills and connecting them to education, training and employment.

The Aboriginal Youth Mentoring Project Officer will provide training, resources and outreach support around high-quality youth mentoring to Aboriginal controlled community organisations (ACCOs) that are selected to deliver the program.

Major Duties:

  • Provide advice and support on program design and implementation.
  • Engage and collaborate with young people and community stakeholders to inform and support improved youth engagement & mentoring processes and practices
  • Collaborate with the YACVic to ensure the program is appropriate and engaging for Aboriginal young people.
  • Conduct consultations with young Aboriginal people to inform mentoring program designs.
  • Provide support to ACCOs with the recruitment of mentees and mentors, drawing upon the Youth Mentoring Hub and aligned to Australian National Mentoring benchmarks.
  • Work in partnership with YACVic to advise and ensure training & resources provided by YACVic are culturally appropriate.
  • Participate in and contribute to the evaluation of the program.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and participate as a member of the staff team.
  • Carry out any other duties assigned to you, having regard to your skills, training and experience.

Key Selection Criteria

  1. A strong understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal community and the issues important to community, particularly as they relate to young people.
  2. Demonstrated ability to work with young people within a youth participation framework.
  3. Demonstrated skills in planning, presenting and facilitating groups, forums or workshops.
  4. A willingness and capacity to frequently travel around across the state to engage with communities and deliver programs.
  5. Excellent ability to engage and build a strong rapport and partnerships with key community stakeholders.
  6. Demonstrated understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children and young people from diverse backgrounds and commitment to the Code of Ethical Practice for the Victorian Youth Sector.

*Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this role*

Reporting & Accountability

The KYC Aboriginal Youth Mentoring Project Officer reports and is accountable to the KYC Deputy Manager.  

Employment Conditions

As KYC is auspiced by YACVic, the employee will be a staff member of KYC and employed by YACVic. YACVic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this position.

YACVic promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children and young people, including those with a disability, those who are Aboriginal or those from refugee or migrant backgrounds.

Application Process

Applications should be emailed to Nikayla Bamblett, KYC Deputy Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with  ‘KYC Aboriginal Youth Mentoring Project Officer’ in the subject line and must include:

  • A brief cover letter including where you saw the job advertised
  • Your resume
  • Your answers to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the PD.
  • Contact details for a minimum of two referees, including your last line manager (we will not contact referees without your permission).

Applications close 5pm Friday 28 April 2017. Interviews are likely to take place on Wednesday 3 May 2017.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Nikayla Bamblett, KYC Deputy Manager on (03) 9267 3710 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KYC acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.

YACVic has a number of partner agencies. For more information click on the logos below.

  • ViCSRC-logo-small-for-web
  • KYC-logo small-for-web
  • Youth Workers' Association logo
  • YRIPP logo
  • HEYGrants logo 1