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Youth Transitions Coach

Brotherhood of St Laurence

We’re looking for a professional Youth Transitions Coach with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a 12 months max term full-time basis, working 38 hours per week based in Broadmeadows.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty.

For almost 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia.

We are passionate about the work we do.

We strive to create change that lasts for a more compassionate and just society - a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve.


Your role will be to recruit and engage young people of refugee and migrant backgrounds, to support them to successfully transition into employment and/or education using an advantaged thinking practice approach.

  • Reverse market participants to employers to achieve employment placements
  • Develop and maintain strong referral pathways into the program with a range of stakeholders including schools, community services and other government and non-government organisations.
  • Assess participants’ skills, capabilities and non-vocational barriers, as well as provide vocational guidance tailored to the participant’s goals.
  • Run employability skills workshops, in conjunction with local employers and service providers where possible, and individual and group coaching sessions.
  • Support participants in job search activities and facilitate industry immersion and volunteering opportunities whilst supporting and building networks and relationships that lead to educational and employment opportunities for young people.

Salary will be in the range of $72,523.45 - $78,744.98 per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation.


Passion for supporting the mission of BSL, and delivering excellence in your role, are just the start.

To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for an who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in social work, community development, youth work and/or education, or extensive relevant experience.
  • Experience in an education or employment environment with knowledge and experience working with young people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated experience in career planning and guidance resulting in placements in employment and/or education and training.
  • Demonstrated experience in group facilitation and training, including the development of training content and resources.
  • Customer service focused.
  • Highly developed administration, computer skills and competency in Microsoft Program.


  • Extensive salary packaging options to reduce amount of tax you pay
  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program


BSL employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits. Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.

If this looks like a role that’s right for you, click Apply Now below or contact Courtney Green on 0437 266 587 for a confidential discussion.

To view the position description, please see attached.

We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.  Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.

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