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Organisation : Brotherhood of St Laurence

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 7 Aug, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Brotherhood of St Laurence

About the role


Community Programs leads innovation and policy change work to improve lives of those experiencing disadvantage and inequality. Areas of work includes Youth Programs, Children’s Programs, Work, Economic Security and Social Inclusion, and Strategic Partnerships.


Youth Programs site within the Community Programs division and has a focus on developing a youth offer that ensures that young people have the opportunity to engage in education, training and employment using Advantaged Thinking practice approach grounded in capability theory. The department plays a key role locally and nationally in the development and delivery of training and resources to enable partner organisations to ensure young people’s aspirations, skills, attributes and talents are recognised and harnessed. The Brotherhood’s Youth Team plays a lead role in program delivery and service development across a range of initiatives across Frankston Mornington-Peninsula and North West Melbourne.



The role of the Youth Development Coach is to recruit and engage young people to support them to successfully transition into employment and/or education using an Advantaged Thinking practice approach. This is achieved through providing one-on-one coaching and group experiential learning activities to participants that align with their career aspirations, address personal barriers to education and employment and link them with support services as needed.



  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in social work, community development, youth work and/or education, or extensive relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience of working in an outcomes-focussed 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
  • Strong interpersonal skills which demonstrate an ability to create positive relationships with a wide range of young people, including young people of diverse backgrounds, and involve young people in activities and decisions
  • Demonstrated experience in career planning and guidance resulting in placements in employment and/or education and training
  • Demonstrated experience in group facilitation and training, including the development of training content and resources
  • Strong networking skills and experience developing partnerships with other agencies, employers, education providers to work together on a shared goal
  • 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
  • Understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood



  • Specific work requirements include attendance at a variety of different work locations
  • Proof of eligibility to work in Australia is required
  • A satisfactory Police Check is required. The Brotherhood will facilitate this process
  • A Working with Children Check is required for this position. The Brotherhood will facilitate this process

This is a 6 month full time position working 38 hours per week, based in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula.

Note: This is a maternity leave cover

Salary will be in the range of $79,911.52 to $85,984.15 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 phone Adriano Gioia on 0447 522 897

To view the position description for this position, please click here.

The closing date for this vacancy is 07/08/2022

The Brotherhood of St Laurence adheres to Government mandates in relation to COVID-19.


 As part of the Brotherhood’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment checks as required, applicants will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check and current professional registration.

 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.   

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Youth Development Coach via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services
Sector: #Children, #Community_Development, #Community_Engagement, #Community_Support_Services, #Consulting, #Disabilities, #Education_and_Employment, #Employment_Services, #Families, #Foundations_Trusts_and_Philanthropy, #Health_–_General, #Homelessness_and_Affordable_Housing, #Indigenous, #Other, #ResearchMedical_Research, #Social_Enterprise, #Youth_and_Young_People


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