Careers at yourtown

Employment Mentor - GBIG

Job no: 493906
Work type: Permanent (Full-Time)
Location: St Marys
Categories: Employment Services

yourtown is a trusted provider of services for young people, with a focus on mental health and wellbeing, long-term unemployment, prevention of youth suicide, child protection, as well as support for those experiencing domestic and family violence.

yourtown helps children and young people realise they have the ability to tackle whatever life throws at them. We help them to believe in their unique strengths, tenacity and self-determination. We recognise the courage and determination of children and young people when they reach out to yourtown for support.

Realise your potential at yourtown

the program

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!

your opportunity

We have an exciting position available across our St Marys, NSW  site to join our Get Back In The Game program as an Employment Mentor. You will work with young people (aged 15-19) using a client centered, strengths-based approach in helping them work through their complex barriers. Working as part of a support team, you will provide individually tailored education and employment case management to a group of young people with the end goal of achieving sustainable employment, education and/or training outcomes.

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

• 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.
• Undertaking comprehensive individual assessments and providing subsequent work readiness support or referrals to specialist assistance services.
• Developing case plans and providing employment, training, and education case management.
• Actively promote and place young people into employment vacancies and opportunities appropriate to their abilities and interests
• Achieving individual KPI’s and team goals to meet outcome targets. Achieve minimum performance targets based on 12, and 26 week outcomes.

what we are looking for

You believe that optimism is infectious, and that with energy & dedication – anything is possible. You strive to do things well and take pride in your work. You embrace fresh ideas and ways of working, and never rest in growing, learning, and leaning into the ‘new’.

• Your practice is client focused; our young people are at the heart of it and you understand that they are the experts in their own lives.
• 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 groups.
• A solid understanding of the local labour market and barriers faced by unemployed young people.
• Proven ability to engage and motivate young people and ability to work with culturally diverse cohorts.
• Proficient skills in using technology and systems; our compliance requirements are high, and your administration needs to be on par with this.
• A demonstrated capacity to work effectively towards KPI's.
• Possess an unrestricted full open driver's license.
• Previous exposure to the recruitment sector would be advantageous with demonstrated skills in brokering opportunities (employment and education) and maintaining positive and sustainable relations with external stakeholders.

We are offering $68,191 per annum + 11% Super + Salary Packaging 

1x Full Time Employment Mentor Position in St Marys, NSW 

your benefits

When you join yourtown you will be welcomed into a safe, inclusive, and diverse community and an established and reputable national organisation. We are a resilient, resourceful, and dedicated team who strive to make a difference and not accept the status quo.

Your employment experience will include:

• salary sacrifice options to increase your take home pay
• Monthly RDO’s
• opportunities for internal and external professional development
• free access to LinkedIn Learning including over 16,000 learning modules
• a genuine focus on employee health and wellbeing
• yourWellness program includes free access to Calm & Centr Apps
• access to free and confidential counselling sessions for you and members of your immediate family
• access to discounted private health insurance, banking and finance, insurance, and superannuation through our partner organisations
• an environment that genuinely values diversity and cultural capability and is an equal opportunity employer

how to apply

If you believe in the power of young people and in yourself, join team yourtown and have an amazing impact on the lives of young people, their families, neighbourhoods and the wider community in Australia.

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

Contact: Lily Welch | Talent Acquisition Specialist | 0466 852 898

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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