Every day spent working with us, you will be making a difference. The stronger our frontline warriors, the bigger our impact in breaking the cycle of disadvantage. And as a way of saying thanks to our crew, Youth Projects provides a vast range of employment conditions and benefits, over and above industry and legislative standards. 

Salary packaging 

Because we operate as a not-for-profit (NFP) organisation and are recognised as a charity by the Australian Tax Office, we are able to provide some pretty amazing salary packaging options. 
This initiative can reap beneficial tax savings for our employees (on average, $5,500 each per year!) We offer salary packaging on general living expenses and entertainment benefits which means you can pay for things like your rent, mortgage, school fees and bills from your pre-tax salary. Our employees also have access to novated leasing of cars and mortgage reviews (through our provider AccessPay) to help them save even more. 

Additional Leave Benefits
  • Annual leave + leave loading: Youth Projects understands how important it is to rest and recharge. Our employees receive an additional 17.5% annual leave loading to spend on their holidays and receive 20 days of annual leave (for full-time employees and pro-rata for part-time employees).  
  • Paid Caregiver Leave: We also support our employees and their growing families by providing generous paid caregiver leave in addition to the Federal Governments Parental Leave Pay. Primary caregivers who are employed on a full and part time basis can access up to 12 weeks paid caregivers leave, and non-primary caregivers up to 4 weeks paid leave. This leave is greater than anything available in our sectors – and that’s something we’re very proud of! 
  • Family and domestic violence leave: We understand how tough family and domestic violence situations are, and that’s why we are committed to providing leave and other supports to staff that are affected by domestic and family violence. All employees (including casuals) can access 5 days of paid leave, which is available from the first day of employment, in full. This is available with no judgement, full stop. 
  • Paid sick & carer's leave: Youth Projects employees entitled to an extra 5 days of paid personal leave per year of service.


On top of all of that, we’ve got many other benefits too….  

Flexible Work  

Everyone has different commitments and unique personal lives, so we do our best to accommodate each person’s specific needs and provide a flexible work environment. This includes part-time and casual employment, flexible working hours, working from home arrangements and job sharing.  Our flexible work arrangements make it possible for you to work closer to home, meaning more time doing the things you love.  

Professional Development 

We want our people to grow with us at Youth Projects. That’s why we encourage our crew to take up professional development activities that contribute to their overall skill levels, assists them to achieve the performance standards of their current positions, and assists them to progress in their careers.

We will support you to develop your skills and achieve your career goals through training, secondment opportunities, program exposure and study flexibility which includes:  

  • Study leave: employees who undertake formal study in line with their role can apply for up to 5 days of study leaveeach year 
  • Development Plans: employees co-create individual development plans that are reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis
  • Training & Development: A rolling training and development calendar enables employees to engage in training sessions to develop soft and technical skills 
  • Leadership Development Program: individualised and comprehensive leadership development programs for current and emerging leaders.
  • Internal promotions: we encourage our employees to strive for their goals and apply for leadership roles within the organisation as they are advertised 
Free flu vaccinations 

We all get unwell from time to time, but it’s important to us that we support our employees where we can, and we’re proud to offer all our employees free flu vaccinations each year. 

Workplace health & safety 

The most important thing about work is that we all return home safely, every day so it’s a no brainer that safety is a top priority for us and our crew.We support the health and wellbeing of our people and adapt to feedback on what would make the Youth Projects a better place to work. With the help of our workplace, health, safety and environment committee and representatives throughout all aspects of the organisation, we strive to provide a happy, healthy and safe work environment. 

Employee Assistance Program 

We partner with D'Accord to provide free and confidential support to our employees 24/7. This includes confidential workplace and personal counselling, coaching and support services PLUS family, career, money, lifestyle, conflict and manager assist. Our Employee Assistance Program is a free and confidential service to all of our employees, their family members and our volunteers with each employee receiving up to three free sessions per topic.

Youth Projects is a workplace that values the unique contributions from everyone and encourage applications from people that are living with a disability, culturally or linguistically diverse, indigenous and those with lived experience. 

If this sounds like the kind of place you want to be, check out all of our current vacancies and apply now!