Careers at yourtown

Job Placement Coach - Woodridge

Job no: 492547
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Woodridge
Categories: Call Centre & Customer Service, Employment Services

  • National youth specialist not for profit;
  • Competitive salary, salary sacrificing options, and attractive benefits;
  • Permanent full-time position based in Woodridge

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 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 to set long-term achievable goals; 
  • Connecting with relevant community organisations to support work readiness;
  • Job matching, cold calling, and reverse marketing the job seeker to employers;
  • Networking face to face and building rapport with employers to build an employer pipeline.

This role will be based at Woodridge and is a permanent full-time position.  

Requirements for Success

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! To be successful in this position you will have:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Employment Services or come from a sales/recruitment/ business development background;
  • Proactively build strong relationships with key stakeholders;
  • Ability to achieve individual placement targets and KPIs;
  • Ability to problem solve and make recommendations to local businesses;
  • Knowledge of the local labour market;
  • Ability to work autonomously;
  • Resilient, self-motivated, and an ability to influence;
  • Ability to provide PPS to all stakeholders;
  • Knowledge of ESS database (preferred not essential); and
  • Ensure compliance with all documentation in line with guidelines and requirements;


About the benefits of working at yourtown

Remuneration for this role commences at $66,196 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 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:  Breanna Buyers, Talent Acquisition Specialist 07 3867 1342

Closing Date: Wednesday 2nd December

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

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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