Youth Development Coach

Hours: Full time, maximum term of 12 months at 38 hours per week

Location: Frankston

Applications close: Friday, 28 July 2017 at 5pm

An exciting opportunity exists for a Youth Development Coach to support the engagement and progress of young people in the Transition to Work program.

Summary of program and its objectives

The 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 department focusses on young people aged 15 and over, who are disconnected from education or employment, to make the crucial step into the world of work.

The Transition to Work (TTW) program provides young job seekers aged 15-21 with intensive one-on-one support to gain employment or to continue their education. Funded by the Australian Government, more information on this program may be accessed on the Department of Employment website

Main responsibilities of the role

The role of the Youth Development Coach is to support the engagement and progress of young people in the TTW program, during and post-program. This includes responsibility for the placement of participants into employment and education outcomes. The role forms part of the Youth Transitions team and works with the team and other key stakeholders in the ongoing development and delivery of the TTW program.

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:

  • relevant tertiary qualification and/or appropriate experience is essential – Cert. IV in Training and Assessment is preferred
  • demonstrated experience of working in an outcomes-focused environment
  • a depth of knowledge about the causes and consequences of youth unemployment and the kinds of strategies that are successful in helping young people follow pathways to work
  • highly developed interpersonal and communication skills to liaise and build relationships with a broad range of people at all levels and from diverse backgrounds. An ability to communicate effectively with people who have limited English skills is essential
  • experience in career planning and guidance
  • strong organisational and time-management skills, and an ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • highly-developed administration and computer skills and competency in Microsoft Programs
  • demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective team member to achieve goals
  • experience of working in innovative programs that focus on holistic outcomes
  • experience in learning and community development, in particular for young people
  • experience in managing people with complex needs
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood

This is a full time, maximum term position of 12 months at 38 hours per week. Salary will be between $62,844 to $67,995 per annum based on skills and experience. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available.

For further information please view the Youth Development Coach position description (PDF, 271KB) or phone Rebecca Willmott on 0427 998 725.

To apply

Applicants are required to submit a resume and completed screening questionnaire » 

Email written applications to: recruitment(at)

Applications by: Friday, 28 July 2017 at 5pm

Please note: Applicants who do not complete the screening questionnaire will not be considered for shortlisting. All applicants must be eligible to work in Australia for the duration of the appointment. The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.

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