Casual Youth Worker | Kiama Council

Join our dedicated and enthusiastic team who are committed to creating a Municipality that has a healthy, vibrant, beautiful environment and harmonious connected and resilient community. We are focused on, not only achieving our organisational goals but assisting staff to realise their professional and personal goals.

The role:

You will be required to supervise SENTRAL drop-in services and assist in coordinating activities involving young people, primarily on a Saturday. In this role you will also assist in developing programs that support the social, emotional, recreational, educational and personal development needs of young people in the Kiama Local Government area.

We offer:

  • Casual employment
  • Hourly rate from $35.48 to $38.06 (depending on qualifications, skills and experience) plus applicable weekend penalty rates
  • plus 9.5% superannuation

For further information about this position, click here for a copy of the position description.

Contact: Melissa Andrews – SENTRAL Youth Services Coordinator on 0491 153 834

Closing Date: Monday 10 June at 11.30 pm

For more information on how to apply, view our Information for Applicants Guide.

Position Vacant |Kiama Council

Health Promotion Officer (ENV1011)

  •  Do you want to give back to the local community?
  • Are you looking for a sea change to the beautiful South Coast?
  • Or something a little closer to home?
  • Whatever your reasons, Kiama Council has your next career opportunity…

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.

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 Role
Council is currently seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Health Promotion Officer to join the team for 4 days (28 hours) per week on a permanent, part time basis.

The key objectives of the role are:

  • To respond to population health and wellbeing issues, and facilitate the provision of programs that will lead to the enhancement of the health, and wellbeing of the community.
  • To plan, co-ordinate and implement existing and/or new innovative sustainability and population health community projects.
  • To coordinate, oversee and implement the 2011-2017 Kiama Health Plan and subsequent Plans.

For further information on the duties, tasks and selection criteria for this position, please view the position description available on Council’s website,

This position is classified at Grade 13 of Council’s salary structure, with a commencing weekly salary from $1,052.56 (Step 1) to $1,123.12 (Step 4) and progression to $1,250.80 (Step 9) is subject to competence and performance. These rates do not include superannuation and are based on working 28 hours per week. Conditions of employment are in accordance with Council protocols and the Local Government (State) Award 2017.

For enquiries please contact Council’s Human Resources Section on (02) 4232 0592.

Applications close on Monday 2 April 2018.

We actively encourage applications from people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background.

Applications Close: 02 Apr 2018

RIP | Nigel Dick, Founding Patron of Odyssey House Victoria

28870767_10160317873945195_7746820287262726956_nNigel Dick, Founding Patron of Odyssey House Victoria passed away peacefully yesterday morning.

In 1978, on discovering that one of his sons was addicted to heroin, Nigel visited Odyssey House in New South Wales with a view to opening a similar organisation in Victoria.

With the tenacity of someone who worked at the highest levels of the Australian television industry, Nigel formed an Odyssey for Victoria Committee and attracted the support of some of the state’s and nation’s eminent business, community, sporting and entertainment leaders.

In 1979, the committee approached the Victorian Premier, Rupert (Dick) Hamer who provided financial support from which the disused seminary at Lower Plenty was purchased and so Odyssey House Victoria’s Therapeutic Community was formed.

Nigel stepped down from the Odyssey House board in 2014 having given 35 years of service to the organisation that he loved so much. Odyssey House would not be what it is today without the foresight and tenacity of Nigel. Our thoughts are with his wife, Bev, and his children Deb, Garry and Richard at this time. RIP Nigel.

Position Vacant

Senior Policy Officer – Ageing and Disability

Temporary contract – up to 18 months

The Senior Policy Officer Ageing and Disability is responsible for representing the views of our members in order to achieve outcomes for Local Government. Working closely with staff within Local Government, NSW Family and Community Services and the Australian Department of Health and Ageing, the position will research, develop and implement policies and strategies in consultation with stakeholders in the best interests of LGNSW and its members.  The position will provide advice, information, capacity building and other support to councils on emerging and on-going Ageing and Disability policy issues and develop LGNSW’s position on these issues.

Selection Criteria

The position requires the following knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Detailed knowledge of ageing and disability policies and planning, and the provision of related facilities, services and activities as they relate to Local Government and the ability to apply that knowledge to day to day situations.
  • Degree in relevant discipline or equivalent experience and demonstrated knowledge of the relevant legislation and government policies in specialist subject area.
  • Excellent demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, including report and agenda writing and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated time management ability with experience in priority setting and delivering projects on time to agreed quality standards, with minimal supervision.
  • Sound negotiation skills, and demonstrated ability to exercise judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to build and maintain effective relationships with a broad range of stakeholders at all levels.
  • General knowledge of council practices and policies.

A position description is attached

Duration and hours per week

This is a temporary contract position commencing ASAP. The position is available as a full time position (35 hours per week, or 37.5 hours per week with monthly RDO).

This position is available as a secondment opportunity from a council or other government body.


Salary per year is $101,860 exclusive of superannuation and $111,537 including superannuation.

For information email Margaret Kay or phone 02 9242 4082.

How to apply

Email applications addressing the criteria set out above to  by Sunday 5 February 2017.