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Youth Development Officer

Childcare & Youth Services

Position Description: • In conjunction with the Management Committee review the club strategic plan and objectives for current and future seasons; • Work in conjunction with staff and other officers at club and branch in the attainment of the objectives of recruitment, retention and recognition activities set forward by the strategic plan; • Report on a regular basis to the Management Committee on all matters impacting on club activities in relation to membership recruitment, retention and recognition; • Quarterly or where reasonably required, report to the branch membership committee (or such other branch committee as may be required); • Act as the chairperson of any boards or committees established to assist in the management of youth and membership matters within the club; • Attend regular meetings of any boards or committees that have been established within the club or branch to discuss current issues or matters relevant to the position; • Develop, conduct and co-ordinate youth, membership & leadership development activities on behalf of the club and in conjunction with the branch; • On an annual basis (or when required), critically analyse with the appropriate members, the current club programs and policies to improve the conduct of membership focused programs; • Foster recognition of the important role youth plays within surf life saving and the community generally; • Consult (where required) with the relevant club officers in the areas of lifesaving (including the Club Captain), sport competition, member welfare (including grievance officer, president) and junior activities; • Enhance membership recruitment, recognition and retention as the members progress through the various age levels and functions within the club; • Refer matters to the branch YMDO relevant to youth or membership. The Youth & Membership Development Officer (YMDO) will assist the Agnes Water Surf Club in meeting its objectives in the areas of youth and membership development, including recruitment, retention, recognition and welfare of members.

Position Location: Agnes Water

Required Skills / Experience: The member who holds this role, must have the ability to: • Be the Chair of a meeting; • Be well organised; • Work in a logical and timely manner; • Communicate effectively (and in particular be a good listener); • Quickly obtain a thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations and policies at all levels of the organisation associated with youth and membership development; and • Have a basic understanding of the policies and procedures relating to member grievances, safety and wellbeing.

Gained Skills / Experience: To hold this role the person must: • Be a financial member of a Surf Life Saving Club; • Be the holder of a current “Blue Card” or “Exemption Notice” issued by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (or it’s successor); • Have an interest in youth and membership activities/programs that focus on development, recruitment and retention; • Be a motivated, positive and enthusiastic individual; • Be able to allocate time to activities on an adhoc basis; and • Be easily contactable by various mediums (including by telephone and email).


Training Offered / Provided:

  • Induction
  • On The Job Training
  • Training Session

Specialised support available for volunteers:

  • With a Disability
  • With Special Needs
  • From a non-English-speaking background

Specical Requirements:

  • Working with Children Check (Blue Card)
  • National Police Check
  • Current Driver's License

Days & Times Available: To suit volunteer


Organisation Name: Agnes Water Surf Life Saving Club

Organisation Category: Sports, Recreation, Leisure

Purpose/Mission Statement: To prevent avoidable drownings by offering a safe area for the community and visitors to swim as well as educate and teach surf safe skills for children.

Services Provided: Beach patrol and surf safe education.


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