Careers at yourtown

Youth Worker - St Mary's

Job no: 493247
Work type: Permanent (Full-Time)
Location: St Marys
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 Australia we are now looking to expand our portfolio to deliver the Get Back in the Game (GBIG) Program in Sydney!  Partnering with the NSW government, the Get Back in the Game (GBIG) service has been established to support disengaged young people aged (15-19) years of age to transition and/or re-engage in Employment, Education or Training!

The Role!

We have an exciting new role for a dynamic Youth Worker to join the Get Back in the Game program in St Mary's. You will work with young people (15-19) using a client centred, strengths-based approach in helping them work through their non-vocational challenges to employment and support them to overcome complex barriers. Part of a support team you will provide tailored, individualised support with the end goal of achieving sustainable employment, education and/or training outcomes!

 Your days will be diverse but in essence, can include;

  • Undertaking individual assessments and providing referrals to specialist assistance services;
  • Working in collaboration with the job seeker to goal set to address non-vocational barriers;
  • Case conferencing with the Senior Pathways Coach and Employment Mentor to ensure a unified approach;
  • Challenging the status quo and advocating for the young person;
  • Delivering workshops – life skills, employability and non-vocational to increase work readiness.
  • Partnering and networking with community organisations, key labour hire, local employers, schools and training organisations including NSW TAFE to create and secure opportunities for employment, education or training;

This is a full-time permanent position based in St Mary's, NSW!

$78,361 p/a + 10.5% Superannuation + salary packaging + Monthly RDO’s + Employee Benefits!

About you:

  • A minimum Certificate IV Level qualification in Community Services or relevant experience in a similar role
  • 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
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and a flair for networking will see you build relationships across a variety of stakeholders, including client cohorts, government, community and business group
  • 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
  • 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!)
  • 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! ~

Contact:  Sharlene Chand - Talent Acquisition Specialist 0468 839 509

Closing Date: Applications will be assessed as they are received

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

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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