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Coordinator - Youth Development

Launch Housing
  • Rewarding and fulfilling leadership opportunity
  • Permanent - full-time position, Immediate Start
  • Additional Well-being leave (5 weeks paid leave)
  • Excellent & supportive culture, based in Glen Waverley

Why join Launch Housing

Our mission is to end homelessness. We aim to get people housed, keep them housed, and be an influential voice on ending homelessness. We are a secular, independent provider of choice for clients and the go-to organisation on homelessness for government, media, philanthropy, private donors and the community.

Our people are the backbone of our organisation and supporting their wellbeing and professional development is critical to our ability to help our clients and the community. We value lived experience and diversity in our staff, and actively work to ensure everyone is able to make their career with Launch Housing fulfilling.

There are many benefits of working at Launch Housing including:

  • Working for a value-based organisation with a clear mission and vision
  • Flexible work options available and work-life balance actively encouraged
  • 5 x Wellbeing days (on top of annual leave)
  • Purchased Leave options
  • 17.5% Leave loading payment
  • Paid Parental Leave (both primary and secondary carer)
  • Up to $15,900 salary packaging option
  • Free and Confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Training and career growth opportunities across Launch Housing

How your role is making an impact

This is an exciting leadership opportunity to join the team at Education First Youth Foyer. You will be responsible for the supervision and management of a team of Youth Development Workers who provide support to students across a 24-hour roster. Key to the role is ensuring that the day-to-day support provided to students by the team of Youth Development Workers is consistent, effective and promotes a culture that supports the aspirations of young people, within the Advantaged Thinking framework. This role requires a focus on staff development, practice and process support and guidance and operationalising a 24/7 program.

Launch Housing's EFY Foyer programs operate out of residential facilities located on TAFE campuses - at Kangan TAFE (Broadmeadows) and Holmesglen TAFE (Glen Waverley). The EFYF program is an innovative model providing integrated learning and accommodation services that develop the skills and talents of young people who are experiencing homelessness, or are at risk of homelessness through providing accommodation, and access to education, training, employment and other support. The residential facility includes 40 beds (studio style apartments) with communal living and support service areas supervised 24/7.

For further information on the role please refer to the position description.

What you'll bring

It is expected that the successful candidate will bring:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in human services or equivalent
  • Operational leadership experience within the community and/or public sectors and experience managing staff who work with people with complex needs
  • Demonstrated understanding of the youth service system and the needs of young people experiencing homelessness.
  • A commitment to an Advantaged Thinking approach.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others towards effective client solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written


  • All applicants must have the right to work in Australia and will be required to complete a Working with Children Check and Police check
  • We acknowledge Lived Experience as unique expertise and encourage people with a Lived Experience of Homelessness to apply
  • COVID-19 vaccination or a valid Covid-19 Vaccination Exemption certificate is required to work on site
  • The successful applicant must have a valid drivers licence

How to Apply

To obtain a full position description and to apply for this opportunity, please follow the How to Apply instructions. Please submit a covering letter addressing the key selection criteria and your CV.

If you need additional information about this role, please contact Luke Berry at Luke.Berry@launchhousing.org.au using the subject line: Coordinator - Youth Development enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Please note there is no closing date for this role and shortlisting will occur on a rolling basis, so please don't delay in submitting your application.

Launch Housing is committed to child safety and is an Equal Opportunity employer and supports accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex or queer. We acknowledge Lived Experience as a unique expertise, and encourage people with a Lived Experience of Homelessness to apply.

To obtain a full position description and to apply for this opportunity, click "Apply Now" & enter ref code: 5928215.

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