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Tirkandi Inaburra is a fantastic, unique, demanding and incredibly rewarding place to work, making a difference to young Aboriginal lives in the heart of the beautiful and remote Wiradjuri Country.

Youth worker opportunities

We’re always keen to hear from people who are interested in joining the Tirkandi Youth Worker team. The role of a youth worker at Tirkandi Inaburra is by far the most diverse and challenging, but it’s also the most satisfying – making the biggest positive impact on the lives of young Aboriginal males.

We look favorably on applicants who have experience working with high school-aged children (especially of Aboriginal heritage) or hold qualifications relevant to the role. However, neither are essential. More importantly, you’ll demonstrate a willingness to learn and undertake the level of formal study and training required. Please call our office direct on (02) 6954 4800 or email your resume, with a covering letter, to

Benefits and incentives

  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Relevant award allowances and entitlements
  • Annual developmental planning and monthly support sessions with your line manager
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Internally and externally delivered role-related training (including Youth Mental Health First Aid, Trauma Informed Practice etc.)
  • Interactive HR system providing a top-level employee assistance program
  • Counselling support for employees and their direct family
  • Shopping discounts and performance rewards
  • Secure on-site lockers

Training and development opportunities

Our management team conducts detailed training needs analysis to identify suitable training courses and create a tailored developmental supervision program for each of our team members. This includes regular trauma informed practice training, to ensure all staff are up to date with best practice and methods, as well as role-related training from Family and Community Services and the Department of Education.

We also encourage all staff to notify their line managers of any local training opportunities they wish to pursue, external to Tirkandi, as part of their ongoing development pathway.

University and TAFE student placements

We are always interested in supporting relevant student placements and can provide on-site accommodation. To enquire about placements at Tirkandi, please email

Current opportunities

To apply, please follow the application process outlined. If you wish to express your interest in joining our youth worker team, or working at Tirkandi in any other capacity, please email your resume with a covering letter to