Youth Coach MEGT

JOB DESCRIPTION

About MEGT
MEGT is an Australian not-for-profit business which has helped create great job outcomes for more than one million Australians since 1982.

Our purpose is to inspire people and enable businesses and communities to create employment solutions that change lives for the better. We know that investing in people is what grows our business and are committed to nurturing the personal and professional development of all our staff.

MEGT is committed to being a Child Safe Organisation and an Equal Opportunity Employer. We have zero tolerance of racism, discrimination, harm, or abuse. We have a culture that values safety, diversity, and inclusion and encourage all qualified applicants, including minorities, genders, protected veterans, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The MEGT Difference

At MEGT, we understand the importance of work life balance and offer perks to support this:

  • Paid parental leave of 14 weeks
  • Generous leave entitlements including 3 days paid close down leave over Christmas
  • Opportunity to buy additional annual leave or cash out annual leave
  • Access to salary packaging options
  • Supported career growth including study support for higher education
  • Employee Assistance Program for staff and family members
  • Retail and entertainment discounts across leading brands
  • Pro-rata long service leave after seven years

 

The Opportunity

Based in our Southport office, the focus of the role is managing and supporting a caseload of youth participants to achieve education, training, employment, or hybrid outcomes.

The purpose of this role is to engage with youth participants to identify skills, increase their education levels, non-vocational skills, readiness to work and assist in finding sustainable education, training, employment, or hybrid opportunities.

This is achieved through activities such as the Youth Engagement Platform (YEP), individual coaching and support, group activities, specific interventions, online and digital services, referral to specialist providers to provide further assistance to participants to overcome barriers to workforce participation.

The role will also engage with employers to encourage participation with job seekers and provide support when job seekers are in the hiring and onboarding process.

 

About you

You will be a proactive, efficient, and personable self-starter with a passion for supporting youth in their employment journey, along with the following: 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including accurate spelling and grammar.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to identify escalation points.
  • High level of digital literacy.
  • Skilled in the accurate and efficient administration and undertaking of processes and data entry.
  • Able to proactively provide prompt, efficient and quality customer experiences and communications in a courteous, professional and empathetic manner.
  • Knowledge of local labour markets and economic impacts on the employment sector.
  • An understanding of the issues and barriers facing youth participants and how to successfully work with them to achieve sustained employment outcomes.
  • Knowledge of, or the ability to understand and interpret, DESE guidelines and the TtW deed.
  • Ability to engage, build rapport with and support customers of diverse demographics and social backgrounds.
  • Strong ability to actively develop and manage relationships with customers to achieve sustained success.

MEGT is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The successful applicant will be required to undertake pre-employment checks which may include a National Police Check, State/Territory Working with Children Check, reference checks, verify your right to work in Australia and confirmation of qualifications.

 

How to Apply

Please submit your resume by clicking the apply button.