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Youth Development Coach - Creating Features

Employer: Brotherhood of St Laurence
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Community Development, Social Work, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 16 January, 2019.
Applications close: 28 January, 2019. (Expired)

  • Full Time position, 38 hours p.w, 12 months max term
  • Salary in the range of $67,286.36 to $73,746.76 per a.a based on skills and experience plus super
  • Attractive salary packaging provisions are available

Summary of program and its objectives:

The Youth Department at the Brotherhood of St. Laurence has a focus on developing programs that ensure that young people have the opportunity to engage in education, training and employment. The Department focuses on young people aged 15 and over, who are disconnected from education or employment, to make the crucial step into the world of work.

Creating Futures

The Creating Futures for Youth program was established in 2015 with the support of Citi Foundation. It assists severely disadvantaged and disengaged young people aged between 16 and 24 years, who are not at school or undertaking any form of vocational learning and are unemployed. To assist these young people develop the skills necessary for them to gain employment, the program provides a very wide range of training and support. The program across Frankston Mannington-Peninsula will predominately focus on working with young people aged 22-24 so they can gain and maintain employment providing work/life skills

Main responsibilities of the role:

The role of the Youth Development Coach is to support the engagement and progress of young people in the Creating Futures for Youth program.

The role is responsible for:

  • Recruiting eligible young people (predominately aged 21 – 24) into the program
  • Working with young people aged between 16 and 24 across the Mornington Peninsula region who have been disengaged from education or employment
  • Undertake outreach and engagement activities to locate, engage and attract disengaged young people back into a learning environment through planning and coaching
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with community organisations and organisational stakeholders
  • Providing one-on-one support to participants through the means of addressing personal barriers to education and employment and linking them with support services as needed
  • Providing a high quality program which meets quality standards and achieve team and organisational related goals
  • Placing young people into employment and education to ensure they achieve outcomes
  • Delivering services across the Mornington Peninsula Region including Rosebud, Hastings and Mornington.

The role forms part of the Youth Transitions team and works with the team and other key stakeholders in the ongoing development and delivery of the Youth Transitions to Work programs including Transition to Work and Reconnect. The program will operate from Rosebud and Hastings Office, in conjunction with the Brotherhood’s base for Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula Co-location across these sites with other programs will enable natural synergies of benefit to young people in each program area by way of shared networks, community involvement, integrated support, and cross-referrals.

To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in youth work, social work, community development or relevant fields (Bachelor’s Degree preferred)
  • Proven experience working with vulnerable members of the community and engaging them in voluntary programs to achieve outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience of working with young people in an outcome focused environment
  • Experience in career planning and guidance
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills, and an ability to prioritise multiple demands and meet deadlines
  • Able to work autonomously in satellite sites with minimal supervision
  • 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
  • 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
  • Highly-developed administration and computer skills and competency in Microsoft Programs
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.

This is a full time position working 38 hours per week, 12 months maximum term.

Salary will be in the range of $67,286.36 to $73,746.76 per annum based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.

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.

A copy of the position description and screening questionnaire are attached below or can be downloaded at

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