About the Role

We are one of the two fortunate organisations contracted to deliver the Jobs Victoria Community Services Traineeship Pilot Program. The State government funded initiative is in partnership with VCOSS and the Future Social Service Institute. The pilot program commenced in March 2019, since then we have placed over 30 trainees into a Certificate IV in Community Services. We are working with youth from all areas of Melbourne to help provide them a pathway into a rewarding industry.

Our Senior Youth Coach is a new and exciting position providing critical senior support to the day-to-day oversight of the program. The Senior Youth Coach will engage eligible young people into the program, providing individualised and holistic support to prepare a young person for a Community Services Traineeship, whilst providing direct opportunities with local host organisations (employers) for traineeships placements and will actively support employers and young people for the duration of the traineeship. 

We will partner with training providers to deliver wrap around, holistic support to young people and employers. Delivering great matches and ensuring sustainability of the traineeships we create. You will be embedded in the Youth Projects 1YP employment model supported by various teams and great people.

If you want to know more about how the program works, check out the video above.

What you'll bring:

  • Experience working with employers
  • Experience working with young people
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, inclusive of all people and all abilities
  • Passion and dedication for community development and social justice principles
  • Self-motivated and the ability to work autonomously
  • Excellent time management
  • Strong administration skills with competency in all Microsoft Office applications

We’re all about cultural fit and experience, as well as developing emerging talent and giving people the opportunity to be the best they can be.

    Must Have’s

    • Current Australian Drivers Licence
    • Valid Passport/Australian Working Rights
    • Police Check
    • Working with children’s check
    • Willingness to travel locally across sites

    What's in it for YOU!

    • Flexible Work Policy
    • Tools of the trade, vehicle, laptop and mobile
    • Comprehensive induction and support from our training team
    • Inclusive and transparent workplace culture
    • Access to learning and development
    • Access to Employee Assistance Program
    • Diverse and collaborative team culture. Your success is our success!

    About Youth Projects

    Youth Projects is an Australian-based independent, registered charity who recognise the complex and varying needs of our clients and offer a holistic model of care and provide pathways into our award winning employment, education and social enterprise programs. Located at two sites (Hosier Lane and the vibrant, northern region of Melbourne) Youth Projects provides front line support to individuals experiencing disadvantage, unemployment, homelessness, alcohol and other drug issues and young people looking to re-engage with learning and employment. Our mission is to provide high impact support, no judgement, full stop.

    Our commitment to diversity

    Youth Projects values diversity and 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 a Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

    How to apply

    Please apply through the Seek website. 

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

    For further information, please contact Trent Miller (Performance and Partnership Leader) via email.