Kiama Municipal Council – Vacancies

SENTRAL Youth Services Coordinator

Permanent full time

About the Role

Council is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Youth Services Coordinator to join the team at SENTRAL Youth Centre on a permanent full-time basis. In this role you will be responsible for the management of the Centre as well as identifying and assessing recreational, vocational, educational, health and social needs of young people in the Kiama Local Government area, and to develop and deliver programs that address these needs.

This position is classified at a Grade 13 of Council’s salary structure, with a commencing weekly salary from $1,348.60 (Step 1) to $1,439.00 (Step 4) and progression to 1,602.60 (Step 9) is subject to competence and performance. These rates do not include superannuation. Conditions of employment are in accordance with Council protocols and the Local Government (State) Award 2017.

For job specific enquiries please contact Council’s Manager Community and Cultural Development, Nick Guggisberg on 0412 924 091. Please note that Interviews will take place on Thursday 24th January 2019.

About Council

Kiama Municipal Council operates across a range of industry sectors. In addition to the traditional functions that are carried out by Councils, Kiama Council is a significant provider of aged care services both within the Municipality and the Illawarra region. Tourism is the major industry in the Local Government Area and Council is a significant provider and supporter of local tourism. Council operates the largest conference and function centre within the Municipality; The Pavilion Kiama along with the highly prized five holiday parks that comprise the Kiama Coast Holiday Parks.

About the Area

Working and living on the South Coast comes with many perks. In the Kiama Local Government Area you can relax at our local cafes, restaurants or wineries, experience nature at the Minnamurra Rainforest, stroll along our scenic coastal walk or view our two famous Blowholes.

Kiama Council is an equal opportunity employer, all applicants will be assessed on merit, and their ability to perform the role advertised. We are committed to living our values and doing things the ‘RIITE Way’ – with Respect, Innovation, Integrity, Teamwork and Excellence

Santa Fest Carols

 Sunday 9 December 2018
Lang Park, Wollongong
From 4pm and carols from 6pm

The Disability Trust and the Salvos Wollongong have partnered to bring you a family friendly event, Santa Fest Carols in Wollongong which will feature a wide range of performers and a full carol concert, television star Prinnie Stevens, food trucks, coffee and rides. The evening will conclude with a light show and fireworks display. Santa Claus will also be there for photos or have fridge magnet photos made for you while you wait!

All proceeds will be shared equally between The Disability Trust services for local children and the Salvos First Floor program which supports local families. Click here for more information.

Supported Decision Making and Risk Enablement within the Aged Care and Disability Sectors

The NSW Public Guardian is holding a number of free workshops in 2019 to improve and increase supported decision making and risk enablement. The workshops are tailored to both front line and management staff across the Aged Care and Disability sectors, with content highly relevant to the incoming Aged Care Standards and NDIS.

The workshops aim to:

  • Build the ability of people with disability to make their own decisions
  • Apply effective steps for providing support for decision making
  • Debate dilemmas and tensions, as well as strategies to address these
  • Discuss upcoming law reform in the Guardianship sector

 The NSW Public Guardian has developed the content in partnership with the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre, Sydney University and La Trobe University, and demand for workshop delivery across the state is high. Click here to register your interest in attending the workshops as locations and placements will be allocated in the new year.

Dementia Friends

A Dementia Friend is someone who wants to make a positive difference to the lives of people living with dementia through increased awareness and support. 

It is someone who understands that small acts can make a big difference to help support people with dementia to remain included, accepted and connected with their community.

To complete the learning module and earn a Dementia Friend certificate and badge click here.


Supporting body confidence & healthy relationships with food and exercise in young people

Need support and resources to nurture body confidence in the young people you work with? 

The Butterfly Foundation, Australia’s largest not-for-profit supporting those affected by eating disorders and body image concerns is currently gauging levels of interest in a prevention focused professional development workshop in Shellharbour in 2019 .

What’s on offer?
Body Esteem Educator Training (4hrs)

  • Suitable for teachers, youth and community professionals working with young people aged 8 to 18
  • Prevention focused addressing risk and protective factors underpinning the development of negative body image, disordered eating and eating disorders
  • Packed with latest research and evidence based approaches to prevention and activities and resources to support body esteem.
  • Includes essential information on early intervention and referral for young people at risk.

$170pp & includes a copy of Free To BE – a body esteem education resource (8 to 18yrs)

The Butterfly Foundation supports Australians in the prevention & treatment of eating disorders & body image issues.

‘Day in Your Life’ – an exhibition

Young LGBTIQ people (and supporters) living in the Illawarra Shoalhaven have recently documented a typical day in their lives – culminating in a photographic and video exhibition to take place at: 

Red Point, 100 Wentworth Street Port Kembla.

Their works show what is great (or not so great) about living LGBTIQ in our region.

You are invited to our exhibition on:

Saturday 15 December from 11.00AM – 1.00PM (Gallery is open all weekend 10.00AM –4.00PM)

Entry is free and light refreshments will be provided.

Illawarra Interagency Christmas Event


Shellharbour Civic Centre
76 Cygnet Ave, Shellharbour City Centre

Thursday 20 December 2018
12.00pm – 2.30pm

Lets have lunch together and wrap up the year with a positive and motivating conversation about this great sector with EMILY MESSIEH


Emily is a renowned community connector in our region and Asset Based Community Development advocate and leader.

She has facilitated multiple community projects, conversations and was recognised as the Local Woman of the Year for NSW in 2016. Emily delivers training and workshops on the how-tos of community development, transformation, leadership and gender equality.

We will reflect on what has worked well in 2018, what our goals and dreams are for 2019, and how we can develop to be resilient leaders in our community.

Subsidised cost of only $15 for a delicious grazing lunch and special guest speaker

Don’t miss this opportunity, numbers are limited