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Youth Worker - Transition to Work - Beenleigh

Beenleigh QLD, Australia

  • yourtown is a National Youth Specialist organisation
  • Full time permanent position
  • Based at Beenleigh

yourtown is a charity with services young people can access to find jobs, learn skills, become great parents and live safer happier lives. We are one of the largest not-for-profit providers of services for young people in Australia with sites across Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, and Tasmania.


Transition to Work is a service to support young people aged 15-21 on their journey to employment. The service provides intensive, pre-employment support to improve the work-readiness of young people and help them into work (including apprenticeships and traineeships) or further education.


As a Transition Youth Worker, you will be part of a team that works together with the young person, and will be focused on building their skills, confidence and readiness to enter employment through targeted and tailored activities such as:

  • developing practical skills to get a job
  • accessing education or training
  • finding and completing work experience placements
  • finding job opportunities in the local area
  • connecting with relevant local community services.


The Transition Youth Worker participates in a strengths based case management model by providing ongoing support and assistance to participants in overcoming barriers to learning and employment. This role involves working with participants in both individual and group based activities and can involve crisis intervention, referral for specialist assistance, employment case management and conferencing, as well as post placement mentoring.


Successful applicants will:

  • Have demonstrated understanding and experience working with young people facing disadvantage
  • Be able to enhance the chance of employment by focusing on strengths and abilities
  • Have experience working in both one to one and group/workshop settings
  • Be willing and able to work to targets and achieve outcomes
  • Be eligible to obtain a Qld ‘Working With Children Check ’
  • Believe that what we do matters, and that we can make a difference.


Applications close 27 February, 2018

To apply please visit our careers page


Type: Permanent

Category: Employment Services

Reference ID: BG000354

Date Posted: 14/02/2018