Youth4Jobs Youth4Jobs is a specialised, tailored service for vulnerable young people and employers in Melbourne's western regions. Our model is simple, yet effective: ENGAGE, PREPARE, PLACE, SUSTAIN. This agile, mobile outreach service will support young people in Melbourne's west to develop stronger work and life skills, reduce job drop-out, and promote independence and resilience in sustaining future work with up to 30-weeks post-placement support. Youth4Jobs will be delivered across Melton, Brimbank and Wyndham, which experience the highest concentrations of youth unemployment Youth Projects has seen in some time. The rate of young people not currently studying or working hovers around 14.2%, compared with 11.2% state-wide, and there is a growing need for youth-specialist programs to re-engage and support young people. The mobile outreach team will hit the road from July 2021 and will include intensive supports for CALD, refugee and ATSI jobseekers, as well as targeting employers in skill shortage areas to create new jobs. What's it about? Our wrap around model ensures the young person is not only ready for work but will sustain work by providing: Driving higher engagement through a fully mobile service who will actively seek out the most vulnerable young people who need us most Targeted brief interventions ensuring young people not only find work but sustain it A mobile team who can connect with young people where they are at, getting around the fragmented nature of the public transport system A strengthens-based approach to support for young people Training to meet local demands and create pathways into major employing industries Employer/industry collaborations to increase youth confidence when interacting with employers - a critical component of work preparation and linkages to real job outcomes How to access Youth4Jobs If you are: A young person aged between 16 and 25 years Currently living in the Western region of Melbourne (i.e. Melton, Werribee, Tarneit, Keilor Downs, Deer Park, Sunshine, Caroline Springs, etc.) Experiencing long-term unemployment (6+ months), or at-risk of long term unemployment ... then we want to hear from you! To access Youth4Jobs, click the link below and chat to our team or call 1300 618 822. Sign up to Youth4Jobs This program is supported by Jobs Victoria. Jobs Victoria supports people looking for work and connects employers with the staff they need - in person, online, and on the phone. Learn more at jobs.vic.gov.au.