Youth Support Volunteer
Work alongside program staff to increase participants’ work readiness, access to employment and vocational opportunities, and social connections.
LOCATION: Kangan TAFE, Pearcedale Pde, Broadmeadows
DAYS: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, hours negotiable
Summary of program and its objectives
The Brotherhood’s Multicultural Communities Team (MCT) works to:
- strengthen families, communities and their organisations (through complex casework and counselling, community development and organisational support for new and emerging communities)
- shape responsive service provision (through service development, advice, information, special projects across a range of sectors)
- influence public opinion and public policy (through advocacy, policy analysis, advice to government and community education)
- learn, through its relationships with recently-arrived communities, to act as a centre of knowledge and experience (through information, consultation and advice, documentation, action research and publications).
Main responsibilities of the role
The Youth Transition Support Pilot facilitates participation in education and employment for young people of refugee background aged 15 - 25. The purpose of the Youth Support Volunteer is to work alongside program staff to increase participants’ work readiness, access to employment and vocational opportunities, and social connections.
Key responsibilities and duties:
- coach and support young people (either one on one or in small groups) around matters related to education, training and employment
- support young people to write resumes and cover letters, practice job interviews, search and apply for jobs, and gain an understanding of Australian workplace cultures
- research and encourage young people to participants in employment, education, civic and recreation opportunities that align with their aspirations
- assist program staff by ensuring that contacts with young people are recorded accurately and in a timely way on the Brotherhood's Efforts to Outcomes database
- communicate via phone and email with participants to book in appointments and promote program activities.
To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:
- current knowledge and experience of Australian workplace and education pathways
- good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to relate to young people
- an understanding of and empathy with people from diverse and cultural backgrounds
- ability to work independently and in a team
- understanding of and sympathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.
Applicants are required to complete the screening questionnaire (Word, 78kb).
Before you apply
- read the position description
- read the what to expect section of our website that outlines what to expect when you volunteer; your rights and responsibilities; and what's involved in a formal application.
How to apply
- applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire
- applicants who do not complete the screening questionnaire will not be considered for shortlisting
- email written applications to: volunteer(at)bsl.org.au.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
- The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you would like more information about our recruitment process or require assistance with your application then please contact our volunteer services team at volunteer(at)bsl.org.au or contact us on (03) 9483 1390.