Careers at yourtown

Pathways Coach

Job no: 492316
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Devonport
Categories: Employment Services, Youth Work

At yourtown, we believe every young person has the right to a brighter future and aim to be part of the solution by delivering services that get results. Our services include Kids Helpline, training and employment services for young people, parent education and specialist accommodation for families. 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. The community with yourtown's Art Unions funds most of what we do. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

The Pathways Coach will provide in-depth intensive case management to participants who present with complex and multiple barriers to employment, with the goal of achieving sustainable employment outcomes. As part of a dual support team, you will work collaboratively with the Employment Mentor and the young person to build upon employability skills, confidence and readiness to enter employment. This will involve the engagement, intake and assessment of clients and the development and implementation of strategies both pre and post placement, including mental health support, literacy and numeracy support, referrals as needed, one on one coaching and mentoring and group facilitation of workshops.

your job your way is a yourtown initiative in collaboration with our jobactive partner MAX Employment and is designed to assist long term unemployed young people to build their employability skills and assist them to gain and maintain sustainable employment. Focusing on young people aged 15 - 24 the program will deliver a suite of strategies designed to build on a young person's strengths, resources and assets and create capacity for workforce participation. The team work together to assist a small caseload of 25 young people and is a unique approach to working with a high needs young cohort. This role wil work across Devonport and Burnie. 

Successful applicants will have:

  • University level qualification in a relevant field (e.g Social Work) and three (3) years' experience in the engagement and case management of young people who experience high levels of disadvantage and a range a vocational and non-vocational challenges
  • Solid understanding of the wide range of issues that impact on long term unemployed young people, the barriers to employment (vocational and non-vocational) and proven ability to successfully implement suitable strategies to overcome these challenges
  • Demonstrated understanding of the underlying principles of a client-centered and strengths-based Case Management framework
  • High level written and verbal communication skills and administrative and computer skills

Applications are welcome from those with Employment Services experience.

At yourtown our town is your town. We're all about people, how we work with each other and the hundreds and thousands we care for each year. We take the time to listen, understand and encourage people to find their place. We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

As a national child safe organisation, yourtown undertakes a Working with Children Check and a National Criminal History Check as part of our recruitment process.

In line with yourtown's diverse workplace culture, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Contact: Tharshi Thavapalan, Talent Acquisition Specialist, 07 3867 1283

Closing Date: Thursday 4 June 2020

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Advertised: Tasmania Standard Time
Applications close: Tasmania Standard Time

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