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SEWB Youth Outreach Worker

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Position Type
Full Time
Application Closing Date
$69,601 - $74,905 per annum (HPCS 2.1 to 2.4)

This position is identified for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8 (1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and section 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT).


Established in 1991, Danila Dilba Health Service (DDHS) is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation committed to providing culturally appropriate, comprehensive primary health care services and community development within the Biluru (Aboriginal) community of the Yilli Rreung (Greater Darwin) Region in the Northern Territory.

We work to address the social determinants of health including the broader issues that affect our people’s health, through evidence-based research and public advocacy. We also work to empower individuals, families, and communities to optimise their health.


The SEWB Youth Worker will work with community to provide culturally safe and positive interventions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth to establish pathways to education, employment, and social community engagement. The SEWB Youth Worker will work collaboratively with local schools and other youth providers for the purpose of engaging youth in mental health and social and emotional wellbeing awareness programs including group work, resilience building and counselling. The SEWB youth worker will also seek to strengthen family connections within the community.


  • Apply effective communication techniques to build and maintain relationships with clients and colleagues, including those from diverse cultural backgrounds and linguistic needs, based on respect and trust.
  • Perform work within a legislative and ethical framework to ensure the provision of high-quality service delivery which supports the rights and interest of clients.
  • Undertake a range of administrative activities in line with the Funding Agreement and legislative requirements.
  • Maintain high quality case notes and documentation of outcome indicators.
  • Create a safe learning environment that fosters participation and implement strategies to meet the requirements of clients with complex needs.
  • Support ongoing development and delivery of evidence based SEWB/MH strategies and practice through the facilitation of group work, and one on one mentoring support.
  • Establish and maintain beneficial working relationships with other services, agencies groups and families’ processes.
  • Assist with the identification of community trends and service gaps and contribute to the development of the service to meet the changing needs of the community.
  • Act only in ways that advance DDHS objectives, values, and reputation and with honesty, integrity, and good faith.



  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to effectively engage and to provide support services to young people.
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history; and an understanding of social, health and wellbeing issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.
  • Demonstrated ability working autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues, standards, and trends in the delivery of mental health and social and emotional wellbeing services to Aboriginal people.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with clients, family members, carers, and other professionals from diverse cultures.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare case notes and documentation of a high standard.
  • Proficiency in and commitment to the use of electronic information systems for the maintenance of clinical and service delivery records.
  • Current or previous experience working within the youth sector.


  • Knowledge of the relevant legislation guiding clinical practice for this position.
  • Qualification or working towards a qualification in Youth Work or equivalent Community Services.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service or Similar complex environment such as service industry or public administration.

Donna Heller (Senior Manager – SEWB) 08 8942 5400

We ask that you supply the following documentation in your application to assist the hiring managers with their decision making.   

  • Police check or willingness to obtain one
  • Current Working with Children Clearance (Ochre Card) or the ability and willingness to obtain one
  • Current CPR certificate or the preparedness to gain one within 6 months of commencement. 
  • Full vaccination against Covid-19 or evidence of exemption as listed on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)
  • Current drivers’ licence
  • Work right documents (Australian passport/birth certificate OR international passport with visa).
  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • 5 days paid leave during end-of-year shut down (additional to annual leave)
  • Salary packaging up to $15,990 per annum

Select “Apply now” and you will be directed to the full position description.


Danila Dilba Health Service is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised we will conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

To work with DDHS you must hold, or be willing to obtain, a current police check, a valid NT working with children's card, a current CPR certificate and full vaccination against COVID-19, or an exemption as listed on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

Only those with full working rights will be considered for this position.


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