yourtown is a trusted provider of services for young people, with a focus on mental health and wellbeing, long-term unemployment, prevention of youth suicide, child protection, as well as support for those experiencing domestic and family violence.
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Based at St Marys, and working with the Social Enterprises team, this role has responsibility for leading, coordinating and delivering the Women to Work Program. You will be responsible for achieving program and contract objectives and performance requirements; and formulating and implementing strategies for the referral, recruitment, engagement, and outcome achievement of participants in the program.
Our Women to Work program aims to break the cycle of youth unemployment by providing long term unemployed young women with paid, scaffolded work experience and training as a ‘stepping stone’ to sustainable employment.
Your role will include:
• manage the day-to-day activities of the team
• lead, manage and mentor the team
• build an action plan based on program objectives and guidelines and undertake specific, targeted marketing and engagement activities
• coordinate and deliver work readiness and employer related workshops and activities
This is a full time, maximum term contract until 30 June 2025 in line with current funding.
what we are looking for
Program participants are women aged 16-24yrs, many of whom have experienced domestic and family violence so you will need a high-level understanding of working with this cohort and be able to demonstrate skills in working with young women who have experienced trauma. You will have well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport with and motivate young people and build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
You will bring:
• passion, commitment and belief in young people
• tertiary qualifications in a relevant field with a minimum four (4) years’ experience; or a minimum of five years’ experience in Employment Services operating at a senior level
• demonstrated experience or capacity in leading a team, and the ability to coach and guide team members to achieve organisational objectives
• an understanding of the local labour market as well as the barriers to employment faced by disadvantaged young people, and demonstrated knowledge of the range of government and community organisations and networks that are involved in providing services to young people
• demonstrated assessment skills and the capacity to successfully manage a caseload of disadvantaged young people to transition them into sustainable employment
• well-developed written communication skills and the ability to prepare reports and budgets
When you join yourtown you will be welcomed into a safe, inclusive, and diverse community and an established and reputable national organisation. We are a resilient, resourceful, and dedicated team who strive to make a difference and not accept the status quo.
Your employment experience will include:
• salary sacrifice options to increase your take home pay
• regular line supervision and support plus internal practice supervision
• ability to negotiate flexible work hours and work arrangements
• opportunities for internal and external professional development
• free access to LinkedIn Learning including over 16,000 learning modules
• a genuine focus on employee health and wellbeing
• yourWellness program includes free access to Calm & Centr Apps
• access to free and confidential counselling sessions for you and members of your immediate family
• access to discounted private health insurance, banking and finance, insurance, and superannuation through our partner organisations
• an environment that genuinely values diversity and cultural capability and is an equal opportunity employer
how to apply
If you believe in the power of young people and in yourself, join team yourtown and have an amazing impact on the lives of young people, their families, neighbourhoods and the wider community in Australia.
To apply, and for a full Position Description please visit: https://careers.yourtown.com.au/.
Contact: Marnie Elliot, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0434 609 384
Role closes: Appy ASAP as applications will be reviewed as they are received.
yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.
yourtown supports vaccination as the best way to keep our people and our communities safe from Covid-19. We require all employees, volunteers, students and contractors to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment.
“In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference”