Service Development Coordinator 
Out of Home Care/Leaving Care

Hours: 38 hours per week, 12 months maximum term

Location: Broadmeadows

Applications close: Friday, 25 January 2019 at 5pm

An exciting opportunity exists for a Service Development Coordinator to be responsible for consultation, documentation and resource development.

Summary of program and its objectives

This role will sit within the Brotherhood's Youth Transitions Division. The Youth Transitions division is not a service delivery arm in the conventional sense. Instead, we function as an ‘incubator' for the development of practice and service models that engage and sustain young people experiencing disadvantage in education, training and employment. We work with young people, community, business and all levels of government across Australia to develop, test, refine and consolidate effective and scalable models. This includes concerted effort to bring attention to the realities faced by young people experiencing disadvantage and to the urgent need for policy and practice reform. Our work is supported by the Brotherhood's Research and Policy Centre, which works ‘hand in glove' with the Youth Transitions division on project development, implementation and evaluation.

The Brotherhood’s Youth Division utilises an ‘Advantaged Thinking’ approach across all our programs and has a key role in the development and delivery of training and resources to enable partner organisations to ensure young people’s aspirations, skills, attributes and talents are recognised and enabled. 

Main responsibilities of the role

This position will be responsible for consultation, documentation and resource development to support the service development work undertaken by the Brotherhood’s Youth Division, including a range of Out of Home Care, Leaving Care and Youth Justice related pilots and programs. This will include being responsible for the development, adaptation and tailoring of key resources and materials to different service contexts and driving the implementation of tools and resources with frontline staff and partner organisations. This role will also work to inform the development of key policy and advocacy messages and materials related to the strategic objectives of the program.

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:

  • experience in developing and managing youth-focused projects
  • demonstrated experience in service development and high level written and visual communication skills
  • well-developed interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build effective, collaborative relationships
  • experience in developing and presenting high quality training  for practitioners
  • capacity to present service models and innovations in public forums and to key stakeholders such as Communities of Practice, senior public servants
  • strong organisational skills with the ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlines, and the ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in the area of education, youth, community services or a related field
  • demonstrated broad knowledge and understanding of policy and practice in the area of education, employment, homelessness, and disadvantage among young people in the Australian context
  • proven youth focus, with an understanding of and commitment to the values and ideals of the Youth Division including the Advantaged Thinking approach
  • understanding and commitment to the values of the Brotherhood
  • Victorian Driver’s License.


  • background working with service connected youth
  • understanding of key underlying causes of disadvantage
  • experience in delivering education programs.

This is a full time position working 38 hours per week, 12 months maximum term. Salary will be in the range of $68,797 to $74,844 per annum based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.

For further information about the role please view the Service Development Coordinator position description (PDF, 203kb) or phone Sally James on 03 9483 1341.

To apply

Applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire »

Email written applications to: recruitment(at)

Applications Close: Friday, 25 January 2019 at 5pm

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation. Applicants should be aware that as required, we conduct police and working with children checks as we acknowledge the importance of Child Safety.

Application process

In making an application for a position at the Brotherhood all applicants must:

  • read the position description
  • provide a brief cover letter
  • complete the application process as specified in the vacancy. Failure to complete the application process as specified in the vacancy may result in rejection of your application.
  • provide a current resume outlining your work history, details of any relevant qualifications and licences and two referees, either current or most recent Manager.
  • recommended applicants will be required to undertake Psychometric testing. Further assessments may include skills testing and presentations.

Applicants not shortlisted for interview will be contacted as soon as practicably possible. 

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Police and Working With Children Checks

The Brotherhood works with children, youth and vulnerable people and requires all staff to undertake a Police Check and, where applicable, a Working with Children check, prior to commencement. A person's criminal history does not automatically exclude an individual from working or volunteering at the Brotherhood. Police Checks are administered and paid for by the Brotherhood. 

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Please note:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
  • For more information or assistance with your application, please contact the Human Resources Team on (03) 9483 2444 or email: recruitment(at) 
  • The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you would like some more information about our recruitment process or require assistance with your application please contact our recruitment team at recruitment(at) or visit Jobs at the Brotherhood on our website.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
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