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Youth Worker - Get Set for Work


Employer: yourtown
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Youth, HR & Employment Services, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Brisbane & Gold Coast

Job posted on: 11 February, 2019.
Applications close: 24 February, 2019.

  • Be part of the solution, getting results
  • Values based Not For Profit organisation
  • Full Time fixed term position until 30 August 2019

At yourtown, we believe every young person has the right to a brighter future and aim to be part of the solution by delivering services that get results. Our services include Kids Helpline, training and employment services for young people, parent education and specialist accommodation for families. We are one of the largest not-for-profit providers of services for young people in Australia with sites across Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania. The community with yourtown’s Art Unions funds most of what we do. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

Based at Ipswich, the Youth Worker – Get Set for Work works within a strength based case management and life skills development framework to assist young people enter into employment, training or in some cases back into education. The Get Set for Work is a program centred on employment; participants in the program will be aged 15-19 years.

You will focus on participant recruitment, engagement, completion of external accredited training and transition into employment, as well as post-placement support to assist young people to achieve sustainable employment outcomes. You will also be responsible for the day to day running of the program, life skills workshop delivery, completing case notes and regular reporting.

This is a full time fixed term position until 30 August 2019.

About you

You will have at least 4 years demonstrated experience in the provision of case work services for highly disadvantaged young people; or certificate/diploma level qualifications in a relevant field with 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role. You will have proven ability to build rapport with and motivate young people; along with a good understanding of the local labour market, barriers to employment and underlying issues faced by disadvantaged young people.

Your ability to build effective working relationships with employers, host organisations and jobseekers will see you secure rewarding and sustainable employment opportunities for our young people. You will have a track record of delivering creative solutions based on your awareness of the challenges to employment for young people and the cultural differences and diversity in the workplace.

At yourtown our town is your town. We’re all about people, how we work with each other and the hundreds and thousands we care for each year. We take the time to listen, understand and encourage people to find their place. We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

As a national child safe organisation, yourtown undertakes a Working with Children Check and a National Criminal History Check as part of our recruitment process.

In line with yourtown's diverse workplace culture, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

How to apply for this job

To apply, and for a full Position Description please visit: www.yourtown.com.au.

Contact: Marnie Elliot, Resourcing Partner on 07 3867 1376.

Closing Date: 24 February 2019.

Supporting materials  PD-Youth Worker SQW Ipswich Rep to Work Pred Ed Mgr - SIGNED.pdf