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Youth Development Coach


Employer: Brotherhood of St Laurence
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: HR & Employment Services, Youth, Education & Training
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 19 January, 2017.
Applications close: 23 January, 2017.

  • Exciting new program
  • Focus on youth employment
  • Attractive salary packaging options

Summary of program and its objectives:

The Through School to Work transition area has a focus on developing programs that ensure that young people have the opportunity to engage in education, training and employment. The Youth Transitions department focusses on young people aged 15 and over, who are disconnected from education or employment, to make the crucial step into the world of work.

The Transition to Work (TTW) program provides young job seekers aged 15-21 with intensive one-on-one support to gain employment or to continue their education. Funded by the Australian Government, more information on this program may be accessed at https://www.employment.gov.au/transition-work.

Main responsibilities of the role:

The role of the Youth Development Coach is to support the engagement and progress of young people in the TTW program, during and post-program. This includes responsibility for the placement of participants into employment and education outcomes. The program will operate from our partner offices in Broadmeadows. Co-location with our partner will enable natural synergies of benefit to young people in the program by way of shared networks, community involvement, integrated support, and cross-referrals.

To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification and/or appropriate experience is essential – Cert. IV in Training and Assessment is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience of working in an outcomes-focussed environment
  • A depth of knowledge about the causes and consequences of youth unemployment and the kinds of strategies that are successful in helping young people follow pathways to work
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills to liaise and build relationships with a broad range of people at all levels and from diverse backgrounds. An ability to communicate effectively with people who have limited English skills is essential
  • Experience in career planning and guidance
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills, and an ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Highly-developed administration and computer skills and competency in Microsoft Programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective team member to achieve goals
  • Experience of working in innovative programs that focus on holistic outcomes
  • Experience in learning and community development, in particular for young people
  • Experience in managing people with complex needs
  • Understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.

This is a full time, permanent position at 38 hours per week. Salary will be between $62,843.73 to $67,994.85 per annum based on skills and experience. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available.

A copy of the position description can be downloaded below. For further information about the role, phone Geetha Chetty on 0421 464 475.

How to apply for this job

Applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire.

Email applications to: recruitment@bsl.org.au, using the subject line: Youth Development Coach application via EthicalJobs.

Applications close: Monday 23 January 2017 5pm.

Note: Applicants who do not complete the screening questionnaire will not be considered for shortlisting.

All applicants must be eligible to work in Australia for the duration of the appointment.

The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Supporting materials  20161117 YDC Broadmeadows PD1.pdf
 Screening Form (Address KSC) Template.docx