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SURRY HILLS 2010, NSW, Australia

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Residential Youth Worker


Job Description:

AHL is looking for Residential Youth workers who are highly motivated and passionate about delivering quality services to our residents in our Tennant Creek Hostel.


Our purpose is to provide safe, culturally appropriate and affordable accommodation for First Nations people who need to be away from home to access medical services, education and economic opportunities.


Across its network of hostels, dedicated Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL) staff provide accommodation and meals for residents in a supportive environment, assisted by local First Nations service providers and referral agencies.

AHL also supports the Australian Government’s efforts to improve economic outcomes for First Nations people. By purchasing goods and services from First Nations businesses at every opportunity, we help support a more inclusive economy. We are proud to be one of the largest employers of First Nations people in the Australian Public Service, First Nations employees make up approximately 50% of our workforce.


Our Secondary Education Hostels are dedicated to providing a Home Away from Home for Indigenous Australians (aged 12-18 years) attending partner schools (grades 7 - 12). Our commitment in our student hostels is to ensure that we provide a fair, honest and culturally respectful environment that values each student and their connection to country.


Residential Youth Workers are key in creating a home away from home environment for students. You will support the students during out of school hours, arrange and engage in creative, culturally rich programs and guide the students to build life-long skills and achieve their personal goals.


Salary and Benefits:

• Salary: $61,102 - $64,840 pa plus 15.4% superannuation

• Employment Type: Ongoing - Full Time (75 hours per fortnight) 

• Regular salary packaging options for vehicles, superannuation and laptops etc PLUS, ability to salary sacrifice $15,900 per Fringe Benefit Tax year for rent, mortgage or living expenses. This benefit reduces taxable income, increasing fortnightly take-home pay.

• Generous shift penalties apply for weekends and public holidays.

• Induction training, Corporate Induction; Job Specific Orientation, AHL Child Protection Framework Training, AHL Toolbox Talk Training.

• Meals while on duty.

• Paid Leave during School Holidays - 4 weeks Annual Leave (to be used in school holiday periods only) PLUS, 6-8 weeks paid Close Down leave during school holiday periods. Note: staff may be asked to work up to 2 weeks in total during the school holidays to undertake training, relief work, and hostel preparation for new term or hostel closedown

• District Allowance of $3,685 pa without dependants and $6497 with dependants


For further information about the position, roles and responsibilities and how to apply, please visit - www.ahl.gov.au/employment

Job Requirements:

AHL is looking for Residential Youth workers who are highly motivated and passionate about delivering quality services to our residents in our Hostel.


Other: Career Fair, Other, Work at Home

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Full time


Tennant Creek, NT, Australia


Residential Youth Worker






Salary: $61,102 - $64,840 pa plus 15.4% super per year