Youth and Community Assistant Position

This is a 12-month position that is offered to a new young person each year.

The City of Kalamunda has a dedicated Youth & Community Assistant (YCA) who works within the Community Development team to encourage, support and interact with young people within the local government area by creating and hosting a variety of activities and events with the Youth Team.

You will work primarily with the Youth Team under guidance from the Youth and Community Development Officer (YCDO), together forming the Youth Team. The YCDO will provide mentorship and assistance helping you make the most out of this experience.

This is a great opportunity to learn new skills, gain professional experience and interact with community and business stakeholders. It is a great position to build skills and prepare for the workforce, while actively making a difference in your community. 

Some of the YCA's main tasks will include:

  • General office administration tasks including answering emails and phone calls, liaising with other staff, community and service providers
  • Designing promotion and engagement materials using Canva 
  • Coordinating and supporting the City's youth advisory and leadership committee Youth Action Kalamunda
  • Project planning and facilitation of youth programs and events
  • School engagement

Applications for the 2024 position can be made via SEEK.

For any further queries about the role, please contact Sam Cranswick on (08) 9257 9867. You can also contact People Services on (08) 9257 9967 for information about employment conditions and the application process.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 24 November 2023.

For further information or to answer any of your questions, please contact the current Youth & Community Assistant via email at or by telephone on (08) 9257 9867.

Want some extra incentive on why you should join the team?

Hear from past YCAs:

"The YCA position was my debut into the workforce, and I can't imagine a better team to have guided me through this milestone. The position has provided me with numerous opportunities to develop both personally and professionally. Besides from the fun and welcoming work atmosphere, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the flexibility and versatility of the role.”
- Chamoda I. 2021

"The YCA position is an amazing opportunity to get some experience within the local government. The 15 hours a week gave me the perfect balance between full time study and work, allowing me to gain valuable skills to take with me in the future. I highly recommend this opportunity for any high school graduate!"
- Malindi S. 2020

"The YCA position has helped me develop many skills vital to the workplace. I was able to continue full time study at university and have a steady income to help support myself. I have had so much fun being a part of the community development team."
- Caitlin S. 2019

"I can’t recommend the YCA position enough! It gives you experience working with an amazing team to provide the community with great programs and events. The flexibility of the role also allowed me to continue my university studies."
– Bella D. 2018

Youth and Community Assistants at Youth Week WA 2019: the Jump, Climb, Create Festival
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