Careers at yourtown

Data Scientist

Job no: 492654
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Milton
Categories: Strategy, Research & Advocacy

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, parent education and specialist accommodation for families. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

About the position:

The newly created role of Data Scientist supports the data analysis and service/program performance reporting services for yourtown to contribute to improving the delivery of quality services for clients, and development of evidence based practice. You will:

• Undertake advanced modelling analysis using machine learning and AI
• Develop custom visualisations and simple web applications
• Assist with the collection, analysis and reporting on program and service performance
• Assist with the maintenance, cleansing and continuous improvement of yourtown’s data

To be considered for this opportunity you will:

• Hold a Bachelor level qualification in data analytics, data science or other relevant discipline and a minimum of one year’s relevant experience
• Have demonstrated ability in using data visualisation software like Power BI
• Have a good understanding of machine learning and ability in Python and/or R
• Have strong numerical skills and ability to use statistical techniques to interpret and understand data, and ability to create engaging analytics
• Have good written and oral communication skills with the ability to engage with a wide audience
• Have sound judgement and the ability to be resilient, adaptable and responsive while maintaining accuracy and consistency in data reporting

If you are looking for an opportunity where you can influence social change, help us improve services and have a positive impact on the lives of children and young people we would love to hear from you. We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

Please submit a cover letter (max 2 pages) with your application that demonstrates your experience against the selection criteria.

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

Contact: Marnie Elliot, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 07 3867 1376

Role closes: Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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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