Our Staff

Executive Officer

The Executive Officer is primarily responsible for the strategic development and operational management of the Auburn Youth Centre (AYC). This role is the main operational representative of the organisation and reports directly to the elected Board of Directors. The Executive officer is here to support all staff and to oversee programs and services delivered by the centre.

Please feel free to email Dean at dean@ayc.org.au or call us on 02 9646 2122 with any other queries relating to the programs or the services provided.

Youth Worker

The role of the Youth Worker is to provide individual and group-based community support specifically to ‘vulnerable’ groups of young people, including those from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD); Refugee/Migrant) and in Out-of-Home-Care (OoHC) backgrounds.

The youth worker will assist young people to engage with and access services at Auburn Youth Centre and other appropriate services by providing assertive community outreach across the Auburn LGA. These services include education, employment, health and, life skills and giving opportunities to build social networks. Existing programs include a Boys day program, Work development orders, Links to learning, School holiday program and Case work.

This is a free service and anyone can make a referral to the Youth Worker. Please feel free to email at admin@ayc.org.au or call us on 02 9646 2122 with any other queries relating to the referral process or the services provided.

Adolescent And Family Counsellor

AYC also has a full time counsellor who is available by appointment. This is a free service and anyone can make a referral to the AYC Counsellor.

The counsellor works face to face with clients, using a client centred and culturally appropriate approach with a wide range of interventions and therapies that is suitable to each individual and their background. Counselling is provided to young people aged 12-24 and/ or their parents who are living in the Auburn and surrounding areas.

AYC also provide psycho-educational interactive workshops to the students which can help raise awareness, self-improvement and strengthen community responsibility. A number of programs have been successfully delivered to schools in the Western Sydney Area which include conflict resolution, stress management, self-esteem and anger management however we can also tailor a workshop to the requirements of your students. AYC uses several presentation styles to actively involve young people, including youth-led small group activities; peer-to-peer learning and art, music and drama workshops. We can also provide support services for families in how to best engage with their adolescent children. Continuous support is always offered

You can download our referral form here or alternatively, the referral can be emailed to helena@ayc.org.au. Please feel free to email or call us on 02 9749 2321 with any other queries relating to the referral process or the services provided.

Youth Community Development Officer

The goal of the Youth Community Development Officer is to provide relevant and effective programs and events for young people aged 12-24 including creative arts, sport and recreation, life skills and employment. These programs and events aim to address current needs as well as empowerment to build a stronger community for young people and their families.

YCDO also gives youth the opportunity to strengthen and showcase their talents and skills to the broader community through participation in planning events, music, dance and art performances and exhibitions and sporting competitions.

YCDO has a strong parent and family element that provides programs and events for families of young people aged 12-24. The aim of these programs and events are to address the current needs of families, provide relevant information regarding their youths and provide encouragement to positively contribute to the community.

Programs and events include:

  • Driving lessons
  • Football (soccer), basketball and other sports
  • Dance and music workshops and events
  • Creative art workshops and exhibitions
  • School holiday programs
  • Festivals and performance opportunities
  • Family day events
  • Information sessions
  • Parent support workshops

Please feel free to email at dean@ayc.org.au or call us on 02 9646 2122 with any other queries relating to the referral process or the services provided.

Sport and Recreation Officer

The Sport and Recreation Officer aims to promote harmony and social cohesion among young people in the community through engagement in sport and recreational activities. Sport and Recreation is a very important aspect in the life of many young people. It is a common ground where young people from all walks of life can come together and work at achieving a common goal. This program aims to promote talent and hard work in young people. A large part of this role is outreach to the local community to engage young people in sport and recreation activities such as soccer, basketball, cricket, and other recreational activities.

Please feel free to email Gokhan at gokhan@ayc.org.au or call us on 02 9646 2122 with any other queries relating to the programs or the services provided