Youth Worker - East Gippsland
Save the Children International (Save the Children)
Location: Australia
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At Save the Children Australia, we’ve been working with young people in communities across Victoria for nearly 70 years. In this casual role, you’ll be part of our dedicated program team to maximise the impact of our programs on the lives of children and young people in East Gippsland. You’ll foster lasting links with the community and encourage active engagement with the services we are proud to deliver.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and safe, living a life free from abuse and neglect. More information on our work in Victoria is available here.

Where you come in:

In this casual position, based in East Gippsland, you’ll work as part of the East Gippsland programs team to support activities such as the Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador program. You’ll also support the Children’s Wellbeing Initiative with the delivery of a range of community engagement activities to amplify the voices of children and young people in community.

You will make an impact by:

  • Engaging and building rapport with at-risk children and young people
  • Supporting the planning and implementation of activities
  • Promoting the access of young people to relevant programs in the area
  • Working effectively within a team, including staff and volunteers

If we could compose the perfect you…

… You’re an enthusiastic and committed person with demonstrated experience working with children and young people. Your highly developed cultural awareness and sensitivity, partnered with excellent communication skills, will enable you to build community networks and lasting relationships. You’re not afraid of a challenge and constantly seek to grow and develop.

This role requires:

  • Proven facilitation skills of group activities for children and young people
  • Demonstrated experience working in community development and/or youth work
  • Highly developed verbal and written skills, including strong cross-cultural communication skills
  • Strong time management and organisational skills
  • Diploma or tertiary qualifications in youth work, social work, social science, education, psychology, or relevant field

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Generous casual award rate salary

Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the ‘Apply’ section.

Applications close Monday 13th July 2020.

Position Description – Youth Worker, East Gippsland

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society – in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs – and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

Job Location
Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia

About Save the Children


Around the world, too many children start life at a disadvantage simply because of who they are and where they come from.

Millions of children are dying from preventable causes, face poverty, violence, disease and hunger. They are caught up in war zones and disasters they did nothing to create. And they are denied an education and other basic rights owed to them.

All children deserve better.

We champion the rights and interests of children worldwide, putting the most vulnerable children first.

With 25,000 dedicated staff across 120 countries, we respond to major emergencies, deliver innovative development programmes, and ensure children's voices are heard through our campaigning to build a better future for and with children.


Our ambition for 2030 is to create a world in which all children:

  • Survive: No child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday
  • Learn: All children learn from a quality basic education
  • Are Protected: Violence against children is no longer tolerated.

Our bold ambition builds on 100 years' experience of bringing communities, civil society, governments, businesses and donors together to achieve lasting change for children.

We believe this is the only way that we can inspire real progress and breakthroughs in the way the world treats children.


We are a global membership organisation, made up of Save the Children International and 29 national members.

We share one name, one strategy and one ambition for all children to survive, learn and be protected.