Is this you?

You're passionate about working with young people and have the experience to back it up. You have demonstrated business development and promotional skills to secure new and repeat business. You have a solid understanding of people centred case management principles including barrier management.

You know not every day will be the same, you can switch from providing support to a service user, to doing your data entry 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.

You’re full of creative ways to meet our service users where they are at and believe that engagement shouldn’t be a one size fits all model. You always see the person, not just their immediate situation because you understand that everyone has different needs, and that is okay.

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 Recruitment Partner is focused on finding sustainable employment outcomes for participants within an associated program by actively identifying opportunities with local employers through business development and securing placements.

The key to success in this role will be brokering and maintaining effective relationships with employers, proactively understanding their resourcing needs and successfully matching candidates to opportunities.

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

  • Build a pipeline of program participants through active community engagement and networking.
  • Prospect for employer business and identify new and ongoing employment opportunities
  • Form partnerships with employers to gain repeat business and leverage further partnerships
  • Engage with community partners to build a presence in the region
  • Build an understanding of the local labour market
  • Converting sales leads into sustainable placements.
  • Conduct customer appointments
  • Prioritise day to day activities to ensure results are achieved whilst demonstrating empathy with customers.
  • Accurately keep evidence and records.
  • Contribute to regular team meetings

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

Site Locations: Melton | Sunshine | Watergardens  | Werribee | Point CookHoppers Crossing St Albans Footscray

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 $75,000 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.