About the Role 

We're on lookout for creative baristas that can not only brew the finest coffee but will bring a unique style to our social enterprise café, The Little Social located inside the state of the art Education & Innovation Hub at The Alfred hospital.  

As Baristas at The Little Social, you will be playing a critical role in helping us build an impactful social enterprise business whilst mentoring and providing hands on training for at-risk young people to set them on a path to sustainable employment beyond The Little Social. 

These are not be your average roles...! We're looking for people who are masters of customer service and bring barista skills that will help us create a unique and socially conscious experience behind every purchase.  

Your talent, expertise and passion for high quality service will emanate through every coffee and customer interaction. The role requires high energy and motivation, allowing for you to work autonomously with tasks at hand. 

Your team will be an eclectic mix of hospitality experts and youth specialists. And, your eagerness to craft exquisite coffee & service will be complimented by your desire to be part of real social change in the community. 

What you bring

  • High quality barista skills 
  • Personality, creativity and individuality  
  • Exceptional customer service and a genuine care for your customers 
  • Passion for social change and an enthusiasm for mentoring disadvantaged young people to help their success! 
  • Passion for new trends and innovative ideas 
  • The ability to balance a variety of operational tasks in a fast-paced environment 

Must Have’s 

  • Proven Barista experience (ideally 2+ years) 

Why would you work with us?   

Every day you spend working with us, you’re making a difference. The stronger our frontline warriors, the bigger our impact of breaking the cycle of disadvantage. We think that’s a pretty great perk, but we don’t stop there… here are some of the others;  

  • Guaranteed hours and shifts 
  • Access to generous salary packaging  
  • Access to meals & entertainment benefits 
  • Supervision, coaching and professional development  
  • Uncapped Employee Assistance Program  
  • Plus, additional paid leave including parental, wellbeing, family violence and study  

A little bit about us, The Little Social 

The Little Social is a bespoke coffee bar that brews the finest espresso and empowers young people to lead meaningful lives by providing hands-on skills development and mentoring from industry experts. Each young person has a platform at The Little Social to build self-confidence, gain key employability skills and genuine work experience in a supportive and judgement free environment. Our cafes harness community goodwill towards social and economic sustainability and ethical business and invests profits into innovate and grow within a social justice framework - reaffirming our vision of young people being good-to-go into a competitive job market.  

The Little Social is powered by Youth Projects - an independent, registered charity who provides front line support to individuals and young people experiencing disadvantage, homelessness, unemployment, alcohol and other drug issues through a range of holistic and wrap around support services. Youth Projects is on a mission to provide high impact support, without judgement, full stop.  

For more info, please check out the Success Profile (Job description).

Sounds like you'd vibe at The Little Social? Send through your resume + a brief cover letter to [email protected].  

Recruitment for this position will be undertaken as applications are received and only successful applicants will be notified.

Please note is a requirement of all Youth Projects positions that the successful applicant holds a valid Working with Children’s Check, Police Check and is vaccinated for Covid-19.

Our commitment to diversity 

At Youth Projects, we value diversity and believe that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will enhance our effectiveness. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions and encourage applications from candidates with a disability, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and indigenous candidates 

Safety screening 

Youth Projects has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation. All Youth Projects staff must undergo Police and Working with Children Checks.