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Project Lead - Developing Independence

Employer: Brotherhood of St Laurence
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Education & Training, Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 11 January, 2019.
Applications close: 01 February, 2019. (Expired)

  • F/T position, 38 hours p.w, 12 months max term
  • Salary in the range of $68,797.82 to $74,844.21 p.a based on skills and experience plus super
  • Attractive salary packaging provisions are available

Summary of program and its objectives:

The Youth Transitions division is not a service delivery arm in the conventional sense. Rather, we function as an ‘incubator’ for the development of practice and service models that engage and sustain young people experiencing disadvantage in education, training and employment. We work with young people experiencing homelessness, young people who are in out of home care, young people who are newly arrived migrants, and young people who are unemployed.

Our non-competitive approach to service delivery and co-design enables us to work collaboratively across key sectors. We work with young people, community, business and all levels of government across Australia to develop, test, refine and consolidate effective and scalable models. This includes concerted effort to bring attention to the realities faced by young people experiencing disadvantage and to the urgent need for policy and practice reform. Our work is supported by the BSL’s Research and Policy Centre, which works ‘hand in glove’ with the Youth Transitions division on project development, implementation and evaluation.

Main responsibilities of the role:

To deliver the Certificate I in Developing Independence to young people living in Out of Home Care, Justice and Homelessness Services, to contribute to the development of training materials and resources and to provide training and support to staff involved in the co-delivery of the program.

The Project Lead (DI) will be tasked with the responsibility of both delivering the Certificate to a number of staff teams, as well as training and coaching other staff in the co-delivery aspects of the Certificate I. The Project Lead (DI) will contribute to the development of practice materials for young people participating in the Certificate 1 in Developing Independence pilot projects.

The Project Lead (DI) will lead the delivery of the certificate to young people as well as provide training, coaching and support to staff from these organisations in the implementation of the Certificate 1 in DI. This will include leading training for staff in aspects of the Certificate 1 in DI’s delivery to relevant stakeholders, in preparation for the state wide roll out of KEYS.

The Project Lead (DI) will lead training and coaching for staff in all aspects of the co-delivery elements of this Certificate, as well as the development of culturally appropriate tools and practice approaches for this cohort.

The Project Lead (DI) will have an extensive (non-service related) community network that will be able to support young people connect to opportunities related to their individual aspirations. For more information on the Advantaged Thinking approach see the Education First Youth Foyer Practice Framework:

To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:


  • Have access to an extensive/varied network, with the means to provide young people with a range of diversified opportunities that are directly associated to their individual aspirations.
  • A tertiary degree in youth work, social work, education or related areas
  • Experience in delivering training programs
  • Experience working with young people from Care, youth statutory or at-risk/service-connected settings,
  • Developed interpersonal and communication skills to liaise with a broad range of people at all levels and from diverse backgrounds,
  • An understanding of the factors influencing disadvantage and the service system supporting young people as well as demonstrated history in the areas of youth engagement, mentoring and/or advocacy
  • A commitment to working within an Advantaged Thinking framework


  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment

This is a full-time position working 38 hours per week, 12 months maximum term. Salary will be in the range of $68,797.82 to $74,844.21 per annum based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.

A copy of the position description and screening questionnaire can be downloaded at . For further information about the role phone Joe Howie on 0428 523 600.

As part of the Brotherhood’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment checks as required, applicants will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check and current professional registration.

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