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Youth Coach – Detour Frankston

Organisation : Melbourne City Mission

Location : Melbourne (Frankston)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Families, Homelessness & Affordable Housing, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 27 Jan, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Melbourne City Mission

Melbourne City Mission (MCM) is a leader and innovator in the provision of services to the community. Established in 1854, Melbourne City Mission is a non-denominational organisation that supports thousands of Victorian people and communities to overcome barriers and disrupt disadvantage to live their life, their way.

As a service provider Melbourne City Mission’s work is focussed on supporting people to take charge of their own lives and participate fully in community life. Melbourne City Mission’s service profile includes: Children, Youth, Adult and Family; Disability; Employment, Education and Training; Homelessness; Justice; and Palliative Care.

As a social change agent Melbourne City Mission advocates for social policy change and works across all sectors in seeking to achieve sustainable outcomes for communities experiencing disadvantage.

About the role

The Youth Coach role is based in the Frankston area with the Detour Frankston team and provides coaching and case management support to young people who are at risk of becoming homeless. The role involves working alongside the young person to support them to identify their own goals and to stabilise their housing situation.

Key duties of the role include (but not limited to):

  • Provide comprehensive support for young people and their families, within the Detour framework.
  • Provide effective early intervention strategies for “at risk” young people and their families, in conjunction with the Detour team, partners and service providers.
  • Plan, deliver and co-facilitate group work initiatives.
  • Support, develop and facilitate community development initiatives.
  • Complete regular reporting, data collection, and record keeping.

Please refer to the position description for the full duties and key selection criteria

How to apply

For more information, including a position description, closing date and how to apply, please click “Apply now” to be redirected to our website.

For more details or assistance with application submission please email: using the subject line: Youth Coach - Detour Frankston enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening process as part of the MCM selection process. Appointments to MCM roles will be subject to the following safety screening checks (as applicable to the role): National (and International if applicable) Police Check (which includes Proof of Identity Check), Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check, Right to Work in Australia and current and valid driver licence. All costs associated with safety checks (except National Police Check) will be at applicants’ expense. Applicants will also be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status as part of their application process.


At MCM, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion help us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please advise the recruiting manager whose contact details are listed in the advertisement. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you.


MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero-tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.


Please quote in application: Youth Coach – Detour Frankston via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Community_Support_Services, #Families, #Homelessness_and_Affordable_Housing, #Youth_and_Young_People


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