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Youth Worker - Transition to Work


yourtown is a trusted provider of services for young people, with a focus on mental health and wellbeing, long-term unemployment, prevention of youth suicide, child protection, as well as support for those experiencing domestic and family violence.

yourtown helps children and young people realise they have the ability to tackle whatever life throws at them. We help them to believe in their unique strengths, tenacity and self-determination. We recognise the courage and determination of children and young people when they reach out to yourtown for support.

Realise your potential at yourtown.

your opportunity

The Youth Worker will deliver strengths-based case management to young people to support them with addressing vocational and non-vocational barriers to employment. Based at our Transition to Work office in Upper Mount Gravatt, you will collaborate with the team to deliver quality services that enhance self-efficacy of our youth by focusing on their strengths and inherent abilities.

As a Youth Worker, your day will include:

  • Undertaking individual assessments and providing referrals to specialist assistance services
  • Developing and delivering group activities and workshops to help build vocational and non-vocational skills, life skills and work readiness for young people
  • Working in collaboration with the young person to set goals to address non-vocational barriers
  • Developing individual case plans, outlining the young person’s goals and monitoring their progress and achievements against the plan
  • Case conferencing with the job placement coach to ensure a unified approach
  • Challenging the status quo and advocating for the young person
  • Actively engaging with the local community and gain support for referrals for our young people

what we are looking for

  • Certificate IV in Youth Work or a related discipline a minimum of two years experience in a similar role; OR a minimum of four years of experience in youth work (or similar role)
  • Demonstrated experience in youth work, or a similar role, in the provision of effective case management of disengaged young people, as well as demonstrated experience in developing strategies to overcome the challenges to employment faced by disadvantaged youth.
  • Proven ability to deliver workshops and group facilitation processes
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and a flair for networking will see you build relationships across a variety of stakeholders, including client cohorts, government, community and business group
  • Proficient skills in using technology and systems; our compliance requirements are high and your administration needs to be on par with this.

our program

Transition to Work (TtW) is the Australian Government’s youth specialist employment service that supports young people to develop practical skills to gain employment or connect with education or training. At yourtown, we understand everyone is unique – and so is their journey to finding work. We don’t just help with the job hunt. We provide tailored, youth-focused support for young people to get work, skills and practical help to transform their lives.

yourtown has been delivering youth specialist Employment Services for 18 years and is a well-respected, long-term Transition to Work provider. Come join our Transition to Work program where you can make a positive impact on the lives of young people within the community.

your benefits

When you join yourtown you will be welcomed into a safe, inclusive, and diverse community and an established and reputable national organisation. We are a resilient, resourceful, and dedicated team who strive to make a difference and not accept the status quo.

Your employment experience will include:

  • Salary sacrifice options to increase your take home pay
  • Monthly RDO’s
  • Opportunities for internal and external professional development
  • Free access to LinkedIn Learning including over 16,000 learning modules
  • A genuine focus on employee health and wellbeing
  • yourWellness program includes free access to Calm & Centr Apps
  • Access to free and confidential counselling sessions for you and members of your immediate family
  • Access to discounted private health insurance, banking and finance, insurance, and superannuation through our partner organisations
  • An environment that genuinely values diversity and cultural capability and is an equal opportunity employer

How to Apply

If you believe in the power of young people and in yourself, join team yourtown and have an amazing impact on the lives of young people, their families, neighbourhoods and the wider community in Australia.

To apply, and for a full Position Description please click 'Apply Now'

We will be reviewing applications as they are received, so we encourage you to apply promptly!

For questions about the role, please contact: Lily Welch | Talent Acquisition Specialist | [email protected] using the subject line: Youth Worker - Transition to Work enquiry via EthicalJobs.

yourtown has a zero-tolerance approach to abuse and we believe that Safeguarding is a shared responsibility of all, for all.

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.

"In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference".

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