Is this you?

You're passionate about working with young people and have the experience to back it up. You hold tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Youth Work or Community Development. 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 may not be the captain of this team (…yet), but when we are in thick of it, we play off each-other’s strengths and have each-others back #1YP 

You’re bendy 

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 see the person  

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.  

You care 

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 works to sales targets and key performance indicators, within the standards of Disability Employment and continuously seeks to further customer and employer acquisition through exceptional customer service. This position is based out of our Glenroy HQ with outreach work across North Western and North Eastern Melbourne regions 

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

  • Commencing eligible young people with a disability into Youth Projects  
  • Leading in the design, development and delivery of innovative place-based work readiness activities and industry tasters  
  • Undertaking active Business Development and develop key stakeholder relationships 
  • Completing case management of young people  
  • Facilitating one-on-one coaching of young people 
  • Participate in team and 1:1 coaching session  
  • Leading the development of employer and industry relationships to achieve sustainable job placements for young people 
  • Data entry… we all have to do it  
  • Developing and maintaining effective partnerships and relationships with key stakeholders 
  • Conducting supported referrals across a range of domains  
  • Undertaking professional develop to grow within your role   

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 individuals experiencing disadvantage, unemployment, homelessness, alcohol and other drug issues. We also help those looking to re-engage with learning and employment. We recognise the complex and varying needs of the people we work with and go above and beyond, 365 days a year, to provide pathways out of poverty. 

Last year our highly skilled multi-disciplinary team, helped 15,288 people through face-to-face contacts at The Living Room, 1,243 young people through our employment and training programs and dispensed over 1.3 million safe injecting kits through our needle exchange program. 

We have the ability to provide a complete wrap around, judgement free service with a strong focus on respect, service users-centred care and harm prevention. The impact we seek enables each person to lead longer lives, have improved health, meaningful employment and a greater sense of belonging, safety and security through a holistic model of care. 

Located at two flagship sites (Hosier Lane and the vibrant Northern region of Melbourne) we are growing and now deliver services at 15 outreach locations across Victoria.  

Our culture is casual yet professional and high energy. We encourage flexibility and a work/life balance. Our team is serious about their work but doesn’t take themselves too seriously. 

Why should you work with us?  

Every day you spend working with us, you’re making a difference. The stronger our frontline warrior, 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. 

  • Working across Melbourne’s North West Regions  
  • Free specialty coffee at the office  
  • Access to generous salary packaging 
  • Access to meals & entertainment benefits and novated leasing (if desired) 
  • Flexible work environment 
  • Uncapped Employee Assistance Program 
  • 17.5% Annual Leave Loading 
  • Plus, additional paid leave including; wellbeing, family violence, study and an extra 5 personal days, we also provide flexibility to take extra unpaid leave or travel while working, 


We’re a non-profit organisation that fills from a full cup but not a full pocket. 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.  

This position is paid under the Labour Market Assistance Industry Award 

Think you have what it takes and want to join the team at Youth Projects? Send through a cover letter and your resume to [email protected]Recruitment for this position will be undertaken as applications are received. The position will be filled when a successful candidate has been selected. 

Think you have what it takes and want to join the team at Youth Projects? Send through a cover letter and your resume to [email protected].  

Recruitment for this position will be undertaken as applications are received. The position will be filled when a successful candidate has been selected. 

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. Any person with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with us.