Youth Projects is proud to announce that the organisation has been independently re-certified as a “Great Place To Work” by Great Place To Work Australia, with 78% of employees at Youth Projects say it is a great place to work compared to 56% of employees at a typical Australia-based company.

Our people get it. They can meet our clients where they are at and engage with a level of understanding and empathy.

Every day of the year, our people are committed to breaking the cycle of disadvantage. We recruit a little differently, probably because we are a little different. For each and every role, we bring in people who have lived experience of our serviced domains, social justice in their blood and know what it takes to change the world.

Youth Projects partnered with Great Place To Work to gain a deeper, independent understanding of our workforce engagement, trust in the workplace, and what motivates our frontline warriors and changemakers at Youth Projects.

Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture, helping organisations quantify their culture and produce better business results through a rigorous, data-based model, to create high-trust work experiences for all employees.

Youth Projects has a genuine commitment to people first culture, and we walk and talk our purpose and our values. Achieving the GPTW Certification is a true testament to our people and leaders creating a space that enables innovation, best practice whilst promoting wellbeing and personal development.

Youth Projects' People & Culture Manager, Angela Gaylard, shares

“We are always looking for ways to be better and understand what our crew really value. We are able to use this feedback to adjust how we support them and align with our crew’s needs.

No business can succeed without great people and having a team who are engaged and feeling valued enables us to continue changing lives and saving lives."

This certification really means the most for our the people accessing our services. If our crew enjoy, and are genuinely committed to, their work – it leads to stronger and sustainable outcomes for our clients. And that’s the biggest success measure for us. 

By focusing on strengths, using reflective practice, and proving all team members the opportunity to engage in projects that pique their interest, we continue nurturing a culture that dares to be bold and delivers on our mission of high impact support, without judgement, full stop.

The stronger our people, the greater our impact in breaking the cycle of disadvantage. 

Read more about our culture and employee experience at Youth Projects over on the Great Place to Work website.

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If you’d like to join the team, head over to our Work For Us page to view current vacancies. Every day spent working with us, you will be making a difference.