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Indigenous Employment Coach - Upper Mt Gravatt

Job no: 493177
Work type: Permanent (Full-Time)
Location: Brisbane South East, Upper Mt. Gravatt
Categories: Employment Services

What an exciting time to join yourtown’s journey as we begin to expand our footprint across Australia!

yourtown is one of the leading Not for Profit organisation's in mental health support and Employment Services and is currently in its evolution to expand its services across Australia!

As an established Employment Service provider in South East Queensland, we are now looking to expand our portfolio to deliver Transition to Work in Upper Mt Gravatt! The Transition to Work service provides intensive, pre-employment support to young people aged 15-24 to help improve their work-readiness and help them into work or further education!

About yourtown          

For over 15 years, yourtown has been providing quality employment services throughout Australia in communities facing long-term unemployment. 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. 

The Role! 

We have an exciting & rewarding opportunity for an Indigenous Employment Coach to primarily support the engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers within the TtW program! Mentor disadvantaged young people aged between 15-24 to help them develop the skills required to enter and stay in the workforce. 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;
  • Organise and run cultural activities and workshops once a week! 
  • Educating the team and sharing appropriate resources to help culturally support the job seekers.
  • Build and maintain local labour market knowledge and understanding of employer needs through regular immersion visits

This is a full time permanent opportunity located in Upper Mt Gravatt! 
Competitive Base Salary + 10% Superannuation + salary packaging + Employee Benefits!

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;

  • Certificate IV level qualification in youth work or a relevant discipline and a minimum of 2 years experience OR demonstrated experience in youth work for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people with an employment/case management 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 with groups of young people (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specifically)
  • Proficient skills in using technology and systems; our compliance requirements are high and your administration needs to be on par with this.  

What we can offer you!

  • Salary packaging of up to $15,990 (Great way to boost your Take home PAY! - visit for more information)
  • Private health insurance discounts through Medibank
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Monthly rostered Days off!!
  • Access to yourtown's yourWellness program! We find solutions to help you find physical, social, financial, and spiritual wellbeing (Full access to the Calm App and Chris Hemsworth's Centr app!)
  • Paid travel entitlements
  • Diversity and Inclusion peer support groups
  • Ongoing training and mentoring to continuously help you develop your skills and experience
  • An accessible employee assistance program (EAP) to support your wellbeing
  • Further career development and pathway opportunities ~ We have a dedicated “Talent Management Lead” who is responsible for managing career pathways and providing opportunities for our talent to learn and grow across our diverse and exciting organisation! ~

Apply Now! 

If you have the drive and desire to make a difference in the lives of young people, then this is the opportunity for you! Please visit our website to submit your application:

Contact:  Sharlene Chand – Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0468 839 509 

Closing Date: Applications will be assessed 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. 

yourtown supports vaccination as the best way to keep our people and our communities safe from Covid-19. We require all employees, volunteers, students and contractors to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment.

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

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