Careers at yourtown

Job Placement Coach

Job no: 492508
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Mount Druitt
Categories: Employment Services

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. 

Transition to Work is a service to support young people aged 15-24 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 Job Placement Coach do at yourtown?

As the 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. Every day will be different but day to day you will be:

  • Completing intake assessments with the job seeker to determine work readiness;
  • Working in collaboration with the job seeker to goal set;
  • Connecting with relevant community organisations to support work readiness;
  • Job matching, cold calling and reverse marketing the job seeker to employers. 

This role will will work across Blacktown and Mount Druitt. 

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.

A natural solutions finder, you trouble shoot as situations arise and are innovative in your approach. You are acutely business savvy and have a solid understanding of the local labour market. Our compliance requirements are strict but you are well versed in administration and can keep on top of this without an issue.

You love meeting different people and enjoy the fact that this role enables you to be out and about and face to face with employers. You understand the importance of building rapport face to face with employers so that you can partner with their business and provide solutions.

About the benefits of working at yourtown

Remuneration for this role commences at $66,196 per annum + 9.50% Superannuation + salary packaging. www.remserv.com.au/salary-packaging/how-it-works 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 Practise Supervisors.

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: Wednesday 2 December 2020

To apply, and for a full Position Description please visit: www.yourtown.com.au

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. 

"In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference"  

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