Youth Program – Support Worker

The Program

This Program is designed for young people who are secondary school age, and involves a great variety of hands-on work in crafts, woodwork, mechanics, building, engineering, outings and other areas. All activities are supervised by skilled team members and volunteers. Many young people that ‘graduate’ from this Program go on to apprenticeships or employment.

We focus on four key pillars to support young people in acquiring the tools and skills necessary to successfully navigate through life, the education system and beyond.

1. General life skills
2. Connectedness to community
3. Mentoring
4. Fun activities

The Position

Supervised and supported by Open House staff, volunteers may participate in a range of tasks including:

  • Mentoring young people
  • Conducting workshops and activities
  • Coordinating elements of program
  • Participating in activities and outings
  • Setting-up and packing-up

Your Attributes:

  • A desire to engage with young people and help them grow and develop holistically
  • Understanding, patience, and perseverance
  • Punctuality and consistency
  • Role-modelling positive values

Time Required

The shifts available are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9.30am to 2.30pm during school terms.


    • Current Working with Children Check
    • Current National Police Check
    • Two professional referees


Note: Open House will conduct the Police Check and assist applicants to obtain the Working with Children Check at no cost to the applicant.