Youth Worker - CALD Programs, Brisbane
Save the Children International (Save the Children)
Location: Brisbane (Australia), West End (Canada)
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On a daily basis, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) young people are faced with decisions that will impact their future. At Save the Children, our youth programs create a culturally safe space for young people to have fun, build positive relationships, engage with the community and acquire helpful life skills. We need you to help us support young people from CALD backgrounds and encourage them to take the steps to become the best they can be.

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 live a life free from violence. We’ve been working with families and communities in Queensland as a trusted support for children for nearly 70 years. More information on our work in Queensland is available here.

Where you come in:

In this part-time, fixed term position (3 days a week for 12 months, with potential for extension), based in Brisbane, you’ll deliver group activities and individual support to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse young people promoting safety, protection, wellbeing and positive youth development. Working alongside our Save the Children Family Support Workers, you’ll help capture the voices of young people and engage them in activities designed to encourage pro-social behaviour and cultural strengths. You’ll be part of our Youth team and report to our Youth Programs Team Leader.

You will make an impact by:

  • Supporting the planning and implementation of engaging activities
  • Building lasting relationships with young people from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Implementing behavioural management strategies
  • Creating a welcoming and safe environment to encourage active participation and program growth
  • Collecting and recording information for the purpose of accountability, evaluation and reporting

Does this sound like you?

Your empathy, creativity and motivation to see young people grow help you to implement a varied program of engaging activities. Your cultural sensitivity, understanding and remarkable communication skills make you the ideal representative of Save the Children and see you nurture engagement from young people, their families and the wider community. You consider yourself a team player, have a ‘can-do’ attitude and demonstrate an infectious enthusiasm for your job.

This role requires:

  • A minimum of a Certificate IV in Youth Work (or a related field), or progress towards
  • Ability to work with young people, often with complex needs, in a safe and respectful way
  • Strong time management, organisational and record keeping skills
  • Knowledge of the issues facing young people in the community

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
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
  • Festive leave in addition to regular leave benefits

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 COB Monday 10th August 2020.

Position Description – Youth Worker, CALD S-IFS

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
West End, Queensland, 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.