WHY WORK FOR WAYS ?
A chance to work for a highly respected organisation with a history of more than 40 years working with the community and providing quality and innovative programs and services that really make a difference in young people and their families lives.
Receive an opportunity to work alongside a dedicated, experienced, innovative and professional team who bring genuine passion and commitment to their work.
Competitive pay and employment conditions including: paid study leave, access to internal and external clinical supervision and a strong commitment to staff professional development.
When applying please consider the following:
- Read the job description and selection criteria carefully
- Provide an up to date resume
- Ensure that you specifically address each of the selection criteria, paying attention to the “essential criteria”
- Provide us with at least two referees including your current or most recent supervisor or line manager
- Ensure you submit your application by the due date
A WAYS SAFE SUMMER
The WAYS Safe Summer Peer Educator position is a paid opportunity to educate young people about mental health, sexual health, and alcohol and other drug harm minimisation.
To apply, download an application form here and email the completed application form to [email protected]. Applications close 5pm, Thursday 27 October for the 2022/2023 Summer Program.
VOLUNTEER WITH WAYS
Volunteers provide an invaluable contribution to young people, the local community, and the WAYS family. Our volunteers’ efforts, time, knowledge, experience and expertise and most of all their generosity, help to support our young people in making life affirming decisions.
Passionate about helping young people and your local community?
HOW DO I APPLY?
Over 18 years old:
For more information or to arrange to meet with our Volunteer Coordinator please call WAYS Bondi Junction on P: (02) 9388 9455 or E: [email protected]
As a youth and family service it is a legal requirement that all staff and volunteers have a Working with Children Clearance, this is free for volunteers. For information on how to obtain this please check their website:
Under 18 years old:
For more information or to arrange to meet with our Youth Space Team please call WAYS Bondi Beach on P: (02) 9365 2500 or E:
VOLUNTEERING OPTIONS AT WAYS
WAYS holds multiple music & other events throughout the year for local youth and their families to enjoy. Some annual events that WAYS holds or is involved with are: Bondi BLITZ, Blymp, Splash & Dash plus many more.
Our Homework Help is a program in Bondi Beach is for children and young people age 9-16 years old. The program assists young people with out of school hours study and homework by facilitating access to tutors and WAYS resources and services.
Check out the following volunteer testimonials
Robertson Cerqueira, Homework Help Tutor
“I volunteer at WAYS because I have always been welcomed there with open arms. There is a lot of love there and genuine caring staff. I used to go there as a young boy and WAYS helped me a great deal and in many WAYS they saved my life so it is only right that I give back in whichever way I can.”
How have you impacted WAYS?
“I think I made a big impact while I was there. The kids opened up to me and loved to learn about the world as well as school work.I received a certificate of appreciation for the influence I had on some kids that had showed improvement at school and at home. I am very proud and pleased that I somewhat managed to reach out to a few kids like how the staff did with me as a troubled kid.I am very grateful for the experience but this is not the end for me. I will continue whenever I can because there are always new kids arriving that may need help.”
Jason Contos, Music Teacher, Events, & Management Committee
“I volunteer at WAYS because I loved using the facilities when I was in high school, and just out of high school. My friends and I especially enjoyed access to the music equipment. Once I turned 26, volunteering was my way of “giving back” to the community and I really enjoy it.”
How have you impacted WAYS?
“I like to think I have taught the kids a few things on the guitar, helped with their school work, and offered a positive role model of a young person like themselves who grew up and turned out OK!”
Ella Scott Music Teacher, Homework Tutor & Duke of Edinburgh
“I am volunteering at WAYS as part of my Duke of Edinburgh’s award. I chose WAYS homework help because I felt that this would be an interesting and engaging way for me to contribute to my local community. I have always enjoyed helping people with their school work and I get great satisfaction and happiness from watching them grow and improve.”
How have you impacted WAYS?
“I believe the impact I have had on WAYS was to help them provide services to more students. With more tutors available, more primary school students have attended and the service provided by WAYS has been improved.”
WAYS STUDENT PLACEMENTS
WAYS Youth & Family is committed to the development of a skilled and highly professional not for profit sector that is able to apply best practice to effectively meet the needs of communities now and into the future. WAYS considers secondary teaching, social work and youth work placements.
WAYS takes students on placement to guide and mentor them and give them practical experience of putting the theory into practice. We want to ensure they have the best chance of being the next cohort of committed and effective youth and community services workers.
To streamline the process of matching the right students with the right placement opportunities and to ensure high quality, worthwhile placements, WAYS has developed partnerships with USYD, UNSW and ACAP.
Please note that we do not tend to take enquiries or requests from students from the above institutions who are studying secondary teaching, social work, youth work, community work AOD etc. They should approach their field placement coordinator if they are seeking a placement.
We are unable to consider placements from individual students or students from other educational institutions as we do not have the resources or capacity to do so.