Is this you?

  • You are a born networker and love being out and about.
  • You have demonstrated business development and promotional skills to secure new and repeat business.
  • You know the region and can use your connections to help develop employment and training opportunities for program participants.
  • You’re full of creative ways to build brand awareness and you understand that your brand is you.
  • You know the Employment Services industry and could talk underwater about the benefits of internships and the federal national work experience program.

Our frontline warriors and change-makers are all here because we genuinely want to break the cycle of disadvantage, and we want you to want that too!

A bit about the roles

The Recruitment Partner is focused on building strong employer and community partnerships that will support our program participants. The key to success in this role will be brokering and maintaining effective relationships with employers, and the community whilst proactively understanding their resourcing needs.

Here are some of the things you could expect to be doing in your first month:

  • Engaging with industry, employers and community partners, building an active presence in the region
  • Building an understanding of the local labour market and the needs of industries and employers
  • Undertaking reverse market participants into internships, work experience and employment positions,
  • Building partnerships with employers and industries to identify new and ongoing placement and employment opportunities
  • Developing industry and employer relationships to generate vacancies for program participant’s
  • Providing tailored support to participants (individual and/or group) to build employability skills aligned to the needs of local industry, employer and community partners
  • Delivering high quality services to participants, industry, employers and community partners
  • Promoting EST activities to key local stakeholders
  • Implementing industry awareness experiences which are meaningful and are aligned to the needs of industry, employers and community partners
  • Maintaining compliant participant records and case notes
  • Actively participating in ongoing professional development
  • Operating as a unified team member of YP employment, training, and social enterprise department
  • Actively engage, participate and share knowledge obtained through local youth, community, and key stakeholder networks.
  • Maintaining existing employer relationships and broker new opportunities for participants

For more information on this position please download the Success Profile (Job description)

A bit about us

We are an independent, registered charity providing front line support to young people and people experiencing homelessness to open up pathways out of poverty and homelessness - breaking the cycle of disadvantage. Our focus is on respect, client-centred care, and harm prevention so people can lead longer lives, have improved health, meaningful employment, and a greater sense of belonging, safety, and security through our holistic model of care.

In 2021 alone, this is (some) of what we got up to:

  • Over 8,000 people accessed our services
  • Welcomed 16,431 visits to The Living Room
  • 80% of the young people we supported landed sustainable employment or education outcomes
  • More than 150,000 coffees were sold through our social enterprise cafes with $73K profit re-directed into homelessness and youth services
  • Experienced 130,000+ contacts through our harm minimisation programs

You can read more in our Impact Report or you’ll find us right across Naarm/Melbourne with our main offices located in Glenroy and on Hosier Lane right in the centre of the city, but we’re growing quickly and expanding to more locations in 2022!

Why should you work with us?  

We’re a casual and flexible, yet professional and high energy workplace. We encourage flexibility for a healthy work/life balance and although we are very serious about our work, we are very chill when it comes time to wind down. Every day you spend working with us, you’re making a difference. Although they're pretty great perks, we don’t just stop there… here are some of the others:

  • Free, locally roasted coffee at the office 
  • A portion of your income as tax-free through generous salary packaging benefits
  • PLUS additional tax-free salary packaging on meals & entertainment expenses
  • Flexible work environment& flexibility to take extra unpaid leave for travel while working
  • 5% Annual Leave Loading
  • Uncapped Employee Assistance Program
  • Additional paid leave for caregiving, wellbeing, family violence, study PLUS an extra 5 personal leave days

Site Location: Employability Skills Placement Officers will be based across Hosier Lane, Werribee, Sunshine and Frankston sites but will also operate remotely in the community. If you have a preference of location, please outline it in your cover letter.


In order to attract strong talent, we pay competitively and remunerate based on your skills and experience and are determined to make this the best job you'll ever have. The annual salary for this role is $75,000.

Recruitment Process

Think you have what it takes for this role? Send through a cover letter and your resume to [email protected] before 5pm Friday 15 April 2022

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.