Youth Off The Streets is a high profile non-denominational community organisation set up by Father Chris Riley. We work with disadvantaged young people who may be homeless, drug dependent and/or recovering from abuse. We support these young people to overcome immense personal trauma and turn their lives around.

Our goal for our Aboriginal young people is to find healing through culture by providing programs and services that acknowledge traditional practices and lore, encourage and facilitate positive life choices and support culturally connected communities.

We are looking for an identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander leader who is skilled and motivated to lead the development and implementation of our Aboriginal Cultural Framework and embed a culturally safe work environment across the organisation.

You are passionate about making a difference and positively influencing outcomes for Aboriginal young people, their families and communities. You know the importance of strong partnerships and networks in developing effective support services and will use your own cultural experience and knowledge to foster respectful relationships with communities.

You can demonstrate how culturally designed programs and support help in reconnecting Aboriginal young people with education or training, obtain employment or reduce homelessness.

The role covers a broad range of requirements including:

  • Developing and embedding an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Framework.
  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders, including (but not limited to) Aboriginal community leaders, representatives of community groups and other relevant organisations.
  • Providing advice to Senior Leadership team to support decision making that addresses strategic and operational cultural readiness.
  • Lead the development of culturally appropriate programs and service design for young people.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the organisations’ Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
  • Assist with identification and preparation of proposals for grants and funding opportunities.


The essential criteria for this role are:


  • Degree / diploma qualification in a relevant discipline – i.e. Aboriginal studies, Welfare, Community services, Social Work or similar or equivalent business experience.



  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in similar role
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and delivery of culturally relevant frameworks that inform organisation policy and underpins cultural practice and supports outcomes for Aboriginal young people
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working within non-government or community based organisations
  • Demonstrated experience working with multiple business units
  • Sound understanding of good project management principles
  • High level of written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interpret contract requirements and relevant regulatory legislation


A valid and current NSW Working With Children Check, full Australian Working Rights and a Drivers Licence are essential for this position.


To apply, please click the ‘apply’ button or email your application direct to

Please ensure you submit a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (max two pages) with your application.

Only those selected for shortlisting may be contacted. Successful applicants will require a full probity check.

Recruiters need not make contact.

Advert close date: 21 December 2020


YOTS is committed to providing a safe environment where all children and young people are treated with respect and are protected from harm; we have zero tolerance for child abuse.

« View more volunteer opportunities

Help us grow

Be the first to know about upcoming opportunities, appeals and events.

Our Platinum Supporters