Careers at yourtown

Senior Job Placement Coach

Job no: 492391
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Glenorchy
Categories: Employment Services

About yourtown

yourtown's mission is "To enable young people, especially those who are marginalised and without voice, to improve their quality of life." We take the time to listen, understand and encourage young people to find their place.

For over 15 years, yourtown has been providing quality employment services throughout Australia in communities facing long-term unemployment. Employment Services at yourtown works persistently to address youth unemployment and its causes, by unpacking the challenges a young person might have and finding the right solution for that young person. 

jobactive is a program specialising in helping young people (15-29) 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.

What does a Senior Job Placement Coach do at yourtown?

As the Senior Job Placement Coach, you will be part of a team that works together with the young person, and will focus on building their skills, confidence and readiness to enter employment through targeted and tailored activities. Under the direction of the line manager you will also allocate work to the team and act as the escalation point in absence of the line manager. Every day will be different but day to day you will be:

  • Completing intake assessments with the job seeker to determine work readiness; goal setting with the job seeker;
  • Job matching, cold calling and reverse marketing the job seeker to employers;
  • Delivering employability workshops to increase job readiness;
  • Resolving escalation and making decisions under the advisement of the Regional Manager;
  • Providing advice to team members on complex cases and orientating and training new staff.

About you

You are passionate about what you do. To you this is not just a job, it is your career – a choice that you make every day! Your practice is client focussed, our young people are at the heart of it and you understand that they are the experts in their own lives. Your practice is also reflective and you invite insights and continuous development through operational and practice supervision frameworks.

You are acutely business savvy and have a solid understanding of the local labour market. You also have leadership experience that you bring forward to this position. Our compliance requirements are strict but you are well versed in administration, have great attention to detail and can keep on top of this without a issue. You are charismatic and confident in your approach and are motivated by the fact that this role enables you to be face to face with employers. 

About the benefits of working at yourtown

Remuneration for this role commences at $69,634 per annum + 9.50% Superannuation + salary packaging. We offer attractive employment conditions supported by an Enterprise Agreement which includes guaranteed yearly increases for 3 years, paid parental leave and access to salary packaging arrangements of up to $15,900 via our packaging provider. We also offer monthly practice supervision with an in-house team of qualified Psychologists.

If you are looking for an opportunity where you are encouraged to think outside the box, help drive change and have a positive impact on the lives of young people, we would love to hear from you! Come find your place at yourtown.

Contact: Tharshi Thavapalan, Talent Acquisition Specialist 07 3867 1283

Closing Date: Tuesday 4 August 2020

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

To apply, and for a full Position Description please visit:

All final applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a Working with Children Check and a National Criminal History Check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

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Advertised: Tasmania Standard Time
Applications close: Tasmania Standard Time

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