Is this you?

You have experience managing and leading teams in employment services, youth work, social work or a mix of all (a qualification is a bonus). You’re passionate about tackling youth disadvantage on the frontline. You understand the importance of assertively engaging and supporting young people to empower them to address complex barriers to employment. 

You are a born communicator and can manage stakeholders at all levels, you can engage with government, councils, employers, industry and service users with respect, dignity and no judgement full stop.  

You know not every day will be the same, you can switch from leading your team, to advocating for service access, to writing strategic and operational plans in the blink of an eye. Changing lives is your passion but you still embrace rolling up your sleeves and mucking in to get the job done.

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 role

The Regional Manager - Youth Services is a critical leadership position within our Employment, Training & Social Enterprise portfolio. The role is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations and strategic growth of Transition to Work as well as our strategic growth into other areas of high need. This role leads the delivery of outreach and employment programs for youth at risk.

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

  • Develop your operational plan based on our 2021 – 2025 Strategic Plan
  • Facilitate coaching and supervision sessions for your team
  • Lead your high performing operational team
  • Design a program logic models that meet the needs of consumers, industry and community partners
  • Meet budget forecast (income & expenses) in line with site budget
  • Develop operational data sets
  • Measure the success and impact of youth employment and outreach programs
  • Coordinate desk top audits to ensure contact compliance
  • Meet with local stakeholders
  • Develop new relationships aligned to growth opportunities and to achieve service outcomes and impact
  • Lead and drive quality and compliance across programs and services
  • Ensure full utilisation of YP holistic programs and services
  • Management and execution of site based WHS&E functions

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

Site Locations: | Werribee | Point Cook Hoppers Crossing 

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 would 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 care-giving, wellbeing, family violence, study PLUS an extra 5 personal leave days 


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 advertised salary for this role is $90,000 plus superannuation. 

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 01 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.