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POSITION VACANT: Youth Activities Coordinator (South Australia)

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Reclink Australia, with support from funding partners Alexandrina Council and Milang and District Community Association, invites applications for a suitably qualified Youth Activities Coordinator to coordinate youth sport, recreation and social activities primarily in Milang.

This role is available 1 day per week until 31 October 2023, with potential for extension and/or growth.

The role will be supervised and supported by Reclink Australia’s State Manager SA with support from local partners.

For more information please read the Position Description below.

If you have any further questions please contact Andy Asser, Reclink State Manager SA on 0408 808 533.

To apply please submit your CV and Cover Letter responding to the Qualifications and Experience section of the Position Description to by 5pm Friday 2 December.

Position Title: Youth Activities Coordinator


Accountable to: State Manager SA


Reports to: State Manager SA


Working Hours: 7.5 per week

Organisational Context


Established in 1990, Reclink Australia is a national not for profit organisation delivering over 100,000 sport, recreation and arts participation opportunities annually to people experiencing disadvantage Australia-wide in partnership with over 450 community organisations. We target some of the community’s most vulnerable and isolated people, including people experiencing significant mental health challenges, disability, homelessness, substance abuse, culturally and linguistic diverse communities, correctional services, and economic hardship. In SA we have 110 member agencies covering suburban and regional networks.


In addition to receiving funding from Local, State/Territory and Federal Governments Reclink Australia funding sources include corporate sponsorship, fundraising events, and donor support such as Sidney Myer Family Trust. Reclink Australia also conducts several major public events including the Reclink Australia Community Cups held in Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra and Brisbane.


Position Overview


Reporting to the State Manager SA the Youth Activities Coordinator is responsible for planning, coordinating, and delivering activities for youth, children and young adults in Milang in collaboration with the Youth Activities Working Group – a group local stakeholders involving Milang and District Community Association, Alexandrina Council and local community members. This role is part of a broader vision to build social connection and foster personal growth, development, and leadership among young people in Milang and surrounds. The Youth Activities Coordinator will have access to several community and recreation venues in Milang to run activities, including a dedicated Youth Space on the shores of Lake Alexandrina, along with volunteer support to deliver activities. As there are few coordinated activities available for young people in Milang, the Youth Activities Coordinator will have scope to be creative and responsive to local young people’s needs and interests. With support from the State Manager and partners, the Youth Activities Coordinator will identify community strengths and engage community support to enhance the delivery of the project, foster community ownership and embed the project in the community. As this position has been made possible through various funding avenues, the Youth Activities Coordinator will play a key role in collecting attendance and evaluation data for reporting to funders and informing future funding applications.


Key Result Areas and Responsibilities


Key Result Area

Key Responsibilities


Program and Service Delivery

      Work closely with the State Manager and with support from the Youth Activities Working Group to plan, coordinate and deliver inclusive programs and events in the designated area.

       Utilise a community development approach throughout program and service delivery.

       Complete safety risk assessments and incident reports in line with health and safety policy and procedures.


Data, Reporting and Evaluation

      Accurately and efficiently enter program data into systems.

      Provide data and administrative support for monthly reports on the status, participation, and outcomes of programs in the designated areas.

      Prepare six-monthly Progress and Final Report for funders


Membership and Volunteers

      Screen, register in the volunteer management system/platform and supervise all volunteers within the designated areas.

      To recruit prospective member agencies and volunteers through networks, the corporate sector, education institutions and local community.


External Relations

      Support the State Manager in maintaining effective working relationships, referrals and networks with partners and stakeholders such as existing community agencies, mental health, and alcohol and drug service case managers, community police, LGA’s and other relevant recreation providers in the designated areas.

      Attend regular meetings with the Youth Activities Working Group.


Promotion, events and fundraising

      Support the State Manager to provide stakeholders with ready access to program promotional materials.

      As required assist in promoting and building the profile of programs to stakeholders and networks in the designated area.



      Comply with financial, cash handling and information technology policies, procedures and systems.

      Assist the State Manager to adhere to the program budget for the designated area.


People and Culture

      Attend supervision with the State Manager

      Assist the State Manager to ensure People and Culture policies and procedures are adhered to personally and by students and volunteers.


Health and Safety

      Assist the State Manager to ensure health and safety policies and procedures are adhered to personally, by students and volunteers.


Child Safety

      Assist the State Manager to ensure all staff in the designated areas have completed child safe training and adhere to child safe standards.


Other Duties

      Perform other duties as lawfully and reasonably directed.

Prerequisites, other position details and requirements


Qualifications & Experience

      A qualification from a recognised TAFE, College or University in Community Services, Sport and Recreation, or a similar discipline.

      Demonstrated experience in direct program delivery in sport and recreation, community development or a similar area.

      Awareness of the issues faced by marginalised target groups.

      Commitment to working respectfully with individuals and groups from culturally diverse backgrounds.

      Experience working effectively within community networks.

      Demonstrated ability to, with minimal supervision, work constructively and harmoniously in a team.

     Sound time management and organisational skills.      Effective verbal and written communication skills.

       Demonstrated commitment to the safety of children, young people, and adults.

      Experience working with children, youth, and young adults desirable.

Mandatory requirements

      Current National Police Check.

      Current DCSI Working with Children & Vulnerable Persons Check.

       Current International Police Check (where the Position Holder has lived overseas for more than 12 months).

      Current Driver’s Licence.       Fully Vaccinated.

      Right to Work in Australia.

Position/s reporting to this Position



      Is required to closely comply with established policies and systems.         Freedom to act is within defined established practices.

       Problems can usually be solved by reference to procedures, documented methods and instructions.

Conditions of Employment

      Salary: SCHCADS Level 3.

      Superannuation as per statutory requirement.

      Salary packaging as it applies within the not-for-profit sector.

      7.5 hours per week standard week -with additional hours as required. 4 weeks pro rata annual leave.

Work Location

      Work From home – option.

      Travel to other locations as required. (Own vehicle required)

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