Youth Development Coach

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

Location: Rosebud

Applications close: Monday, 28 January 2019 at 5pm

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

Summary of program and its objectives

The Creating Futures for Youth program was established in 2015 with the support of Citi Foundation. It assists severely disadvantaged and disengaged young people aged between 16 and 24 years, who are not at school or undertaking any form of vocational learning and are unemployed. To assist these young people develop the skills necessary for them to gain employment, the program provides a very wide range of training and support.

The program across Frankston Mannington-Peninsula will predominately focus on working with young people aged 22-24 so they can gain and maintain employment providing work/life skills.

Main responsibilities of the role

The role is responsible for recruiting eligible young people (predominately aged 21 – 24) into the program and working with young people aged between 16 and 24 across the Mornington Peninsula region who have been disengaged from education or employment. The candidate will undertake outreach and engagement activities to locate, engage and attract disengaged young people back into a learning environment through planning and coaching and developing and maintaining strong relationships with community organisations and organisational stakeholders. A key responsibility will be providing one-on-one support to participants through the means of addressing personal barriers to education and employment and linking them with support services as needed providing a high quality program which meets quality standards and achieve team and organisational related goals in placing young people into employment and education to ensure they achieve outcomes. This position will be delivering services across the Mornington Peninsula Region including Rosebud, Hastings and Mornington.

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:

  • relevant tertiary qualifications in youth work, social work, community development or relevant fields (Bachelor’s Degree preferred)
  • proven experience working with vulnerable members of the community and engaging them in voluntary programs to achieve outcomes
  • demonstrated experience of working with young people in an outcome focused environment
  • experience in career planning and guidance
  • strong organisational and time-management skills, and an ability to prioritise multiple demands and meet deadlines
  • able to work autonomously in satellite sites with minimal supervision
  • 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
  • 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
  • highly-developed administration and computer skills and competency in Microsoft Programs
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.

This is a full-time position working 38 hours per week, 12 month contract. Salary will be in the range of $67,286 to $73,746 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 Development Coach position description (PDF, 274kb) or phone Rebecca Willmott on 0427 998 725.

To apply

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

Email written applications to: recruitment(at)

Applications Close: Monday, 28 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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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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