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Youth Project Worker, AADANT

The Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies Northern Territory (AADANT) Incorporated is the peak body for Alcohol and Other Drugs treatment services in the Northern Territory.

The position

To develop and implement the project and recruit young people and AOD and mental health sector representatives to design and deliver a 1-day youth forum for young people in Alice Springs and Darwin. The aim of the forums is to identify and discuss the issues impacting on young people in relation to alcohol and other drugs, coexisting mental health, housing, education and any other areas of concern .The position will engage with young people throughout the design, facilitation and the evaluation of the forums and provide written reports and evaluation to AADANT and the NT Department of Health.  The position will use youth participation and engagement throughout the project.

The youth project worker is reponsible for the coordination of youth forums. Developing and implementing creative and innovative youth led forums / projects that identify the needs of young people experiencing alcohol and drug, co-existing mental health and other challenges across the Northern Territory. This is a part time contract to June 2020.

Selection Criteria


  • Interpersonal skills and experience in project work, groupwork and event coordination with young people.
  • Qualifications in Youth Work, Social Work, Public Health or other relevant disciplines.
  • Understanding of issues impacting on young people with alcohol and drug and coexisting mental health issues.
  • Understanding of social justice issues.
  • Understanding of challenges facing young people, especially Aboriginal young people.
  • An extensive understanding of alcohol and drug and mental health issues.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating events such as forums and reference groups.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to present to a range of audiences.
  • Well developed coordination skills that demonstrate your ability to build strong networks and relationships across a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience providing a high-level documentation and reporting.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality and related processes
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work unsupervised as well part of a small team
  • High level computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to pass a criminal history check and obtain a Working with Children Card
  • Valid NT Vehicle license (manual)


  • Experience in cross cultural awareness and communication
  • Knowledge of the Territory’s AOD services, networks and mental health systems

Term of Employment

Contract commencing September 2019 to June 30, 2020. This contract may be extended dependent on future funding.

20-22 hours per week.

Hours and days of work may be negotiated, and number of hours increased if funding becomes available.


If you would like to apply for this position please address the selection criteria above in your cover letter and attach a resume with three references. Please email your resume and cover letter to If you would like more information on this position, please call 08 8943 0608.

Please view the full position description here.