We are now recruiting for positions within our brand new Youth4Jobs team at Youth Projects.

The following positions are available:

  • Youth4Jobs Coach (x3)

Is this you?

You’re passionate about tackling youth disadvantage on the frontline. You understand the importance of assertively engaging and supporting young people to empower them to address complex barriers to employment. You have experience working in the employment services, youth work, social work or a mix of all (a qualification is a bonus).

You love people and can engage with employers, industry and service users with respect, dignity and no judgement full stop.

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 adaptive

You know not every day will be the same, you can switch from providing support, to advocating for service access, to working with employers 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 roles

The Youth4Jobs team is brand new, and this will excite you! Based in Western Melbourne (3 base sites in Melton, Brimbank and Wyndham) you will work across western Melbourne engaging with service users, employers and industry.

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

  • Managing a caseload that’s focussed on engaging service users in structured and semi-structured sessions.
  • Supporting service users to engage with employment opportunities.
  • Working with Job Networks and Disability Employment Services to build our caseload of young people.
  • Undertaking coaching with your manager, participate in team meetings and YP wide events.
  • Working with service users to improve their physical and mental health, including emotional and psychological wellbeing.
  • Ensuring some of our services’ most vulnerable service users are linked with the appropriate services to address their needs and barriers to health and housing outcomes.
  • Building networks with employers, industries and the local community.
  • Sourcing jobs for young people in our program.
  • Undertaking professional develop to grow within your professional self.
  • Undertaking your Annual Performance Review and planning for an exciting year ahead.

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 region of northern 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
  • Access to generous salary packaging
  • Access to meals & entertainment benefits and novated leasing (if desired)
  • Flexible work environment
  • A car
  • 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

Salary

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.

Youth4Jobs positions are paid under the Labour Market 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. 

 

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.