About the Role

This position will be full time arrangement on a 6-month contract. You will work alongside young people to secure sustainable employment opportunities by assisting them to develop an understanding of employer needs and the necessary skills, attitudes and behaviours expected in the workplace. You will coach, mentor and guide young people into meaningful pathways, including educational opportunities, and find innovative strategies to assist them with overcoming challenges along the way. You will develop relationships with employers and generate opportunities for program participants to move into employment.   

You see every young person as an individual with different strengths and interests and will help them to build the self-confidence needed to break out of the unemployment cycle through case management, group work, supported referrals to non-vocational services and direct linkages to employers.

The position will be based across at our sites in Glenroy, Craigieburn and Sunbury and you may be required to work at other locations as required.

Ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience in an employment services, training industry, and/or community/youth sector
  • Qualifications in youth work, social work, community development is desirable
  • Experience supporting disadvantaged clients into employment opportunities is highly regarded
  • Demonstrated business development and promotional skills to secure new and repeat business
  • 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
  • Proactive, self-directed and resourceful
  • Possess a passion for service excellence
  • Wanting to grow, develop, and build a career with a progressive organisation

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

Whats in it for YOU!

  • Flexible work environment
  • Generous employee benefits including salary packaging, training and development opportunities
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Continuous growth in owning your own space
  • 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.

Child-safe organisation

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. 

For any questions or enquiries, please email us.