Careers at yourtown

Indigenous Employment Coach

Job no: 492513
Work type: Full Time Fixed Term
Location: Ipswich
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. 

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 an Indigenous Employment Coach do at yourtown?

As an Indigenous Employment Coach you will primarily support the engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers with the program and the Job Placement Coaches whilst maintaining a strong employment focus. Your key day to day responsibilities will include;

  • Supporting the job seekers who are in employment to ensure a sustainable pathway;
  • Connecting with traditional owner groups, elders, community organisations and community groups within the area to promote our Employment Services and to gain new referrals;
  • Educating the team and sharing appropriate resources to help culturally support the job seekers.

This is a full-time, fixed term role till February 2021 and is based in Ipswich.

About you

You are passionate about working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, and truly believe in every young person’s capability to achieve a positive future in everything they do. You engage and build rapport easily with young people. You also understand the importance of community and actively build connections with local elders and community groups.

In addition you also possess;

  • Demonstrated experience in youth work for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people with an employment focus;
  • A solid understanding of the local labour market as well as the barriers faced by disadvantaged young people;
  • Proven ability to deliver workshops and group facilitation processes;
  • Proficient skills in using technology and systems; our compliance requirements are high and your administration needs to be on par with this.  

About the benefits of working at yourtown

Remuneration for this role commences at $71,096 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 qualified Practice 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: Tuesday 24 November 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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