Youth Coach Assistant (Peer to Peer)

Hours: Part time, 22.8 hours per week (7 months contract)

Location: Broadmeadows

Applications close: Friday, 15 December 2017 at 9am

An exciting opportunity exists for a Youth Development Coach to support the delivery of the Youth Transitions Support Pilot program.

Summary of program and its objectives

The Brotherhood’s Through School to Work transition area has a focus on developing programs that ensure that young people have the opportunity to engage in education, training and employment. The Youth Transitions Support Pilot supports newly arrived young people of refugee and vulnerable migrant backgrounds aged under 25 department to find sustainable and meaningful work through support around their education, training and employment goals.

Main responsibilities of the role

The Youth Coach Assistant is a peer to peer role responsible for supporting the delivery of the Youth Transitions Support Pilot (YTSP) program. The Youth Coach Assistant will work within Brotherhood’s Youth Transitions Settlement Support Pilot Programme model, developing collaborative and sustainable relationships between young people and local community partners. The role will provide support to YTSP group activities and work on community engagement events.

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:

  • demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the aspirations, needs and challenges of young people from refugee and newly arrived communities
  • demonstrated ability to engage community members of diverse religious, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds using strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
  • ability to build strong connections with young people, local organisations, schools and youth networks in the community with a strong commitment to community engagement
  • experience as a staff member or community volunteer in a program or community association
  • ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • well-developed organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • demonstrated knowledge and competency in Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.  


  • community networks amongst Hume and Whittlesea’s Arabic, Assyrian-Chaldean, Persian and Somali speaking communities
  • proficiency in one or several languages of the program’s target groups of Arabic, Assyrian- Chaldean, Persian and Somali speaking communities.

This is a part-time, 7 months maximum term position, working 22.8 hours per week. Salary will be in the range of $54,271 - $57,823 (pro rata) 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 Youth Coach Assistant position description (PDF, 290kb) or phone Courtney Green on 0437 266 587.

To apply

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

Email written applications to: recruitment(at)

Applications Close: Friday, 15 December 2017 at 9am

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. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

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