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Youth Coaches (1 x Senior Worker, 1 x Engagement Worker)
Full time and part time available – Contract to December 2020

Location: Broadmeadows & Glenroy
• Awesome opportunity to help young people secure meaningful jobs
• Flexible, innovative employer that actually cares about your development
• Why wouldn’t you apply?

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 major sites (Hosier Lane and the vibrant Northern region of Melbourne), plus over 14 outreach locations, 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.

About the Role

The Jobs Victoria Community Traineeship Pilot Program is funded by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) in partnership with VCOSS and the Future Social Service Institute. This pilot program will run for 2 years and is an amazing opportunity to develop, trial and evaluate a best-practice employment model that addresses the twin challenges of high youth unemployment and the workforce needs of the fast-growing community services industry.

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. This is an opportunity for someone who thinks outside the box, is flexible, can build great relationships and understands the needs of both young people, and employers.

We have been selected to deliver the program, which means 75 traineeships, in the Hume region. The Senior Coach will be responsible for leading the program development, as well as supporting 1 additional staff member. You will be embedded in the Youth Projects 1YP employment model (supported by various teams and great people), whilst being based at the Local Learning & Employment Network in Broadmeadows.

This small but mighty team of 2 will consist of a Senior Coach and an Engagement Coach. They will come together to join a portfolio that has over 40 staff working this space at Youth Projects.

Our Senior Youth Retention Coach is a new and exciting position providing critical senior support to the day-to-day oversight of the program. The Senior Youth Retention 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.

The Youth Engagement Coach is an exciting position in front-line youth work where outstanding motivation and passion will make the most difference. As one of the first points of contact for young people accessing our Community Services Traineeship Pilot Program this position is critical to the success of our model in engaging. The Youth Engagement Coach will engage eligible young people into the program, providing individualised and intensive support to support a young people to prepare for and commence a traineeship.

This position will report in to a Senior Youth Retention Coach, ensuring that all opportunities for a young person to be ready for and matched to a traineeship are maximised to the fullest, utilising a holistic and individualised wrap around servicing model.

In the words of our CEO, “if there was a job on the front line I’d love to do, this is it!”

Skills and experience. It’s pretty simple, we want you to have;

  • Experience working with vulnerable and complex young people
  • We’d prefer it if you’d worked with industry or employers, but the basic skill set we seek is relationship building. So if you haven’t worked with local businesses, talk to us about your communication skills and provide a good example of your relationship building skills

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. So we are open to what qualifications you may have across Youth Work, Community Services, Education, Mental Health etc…

What you’ll get in return?

  • Great pay and conditions, salary packaging and more!
  • Flexible work arrangements with full time and part time available
  • 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!

How to apply

Please email applications to and include your resume and a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the position description.

The position description can be viewed here.

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

Application Close: Wednesday 13th February 2019.

For further information, please contact Wendy Caspar (Youth Projects) on

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.