Careers at yourtown

Team Leader

Job no: 494175
Work type: Permanent (Full-Time)
Location: Kingston
Categories: Employment Services, Management

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

our program

Transition to Work (TtW) is the Australian Government’s youth specialist employment service that supports young people to develop practical skills to gain employment or connect with education or training. At yourtown, we understand everyone is unique – and so is their journey to finding work. We don’t just help with the job hunt. We provide tailored, youth-focused support for young people to get work, skills, and practical help to transform their lives.

yourtown has been delivering youth specialist Employment Services for 18 years and is a well-respected, long-term Transition to Work provider. Come join our Transition to Work program where you can make a positive impact on the lives of young people within the community.

your opportunity

We are excited to advertise an exciting opportunity for a dedicated Team Leader who can inspire and energise our motivated Transition to Work team in Kingston QLD. This leadership role empowers you to propel performance and ignite the potential of our diverse team, as we deliver customised employment services to both employers and our young people.

Your role will include:

• Lead our Kingston team to boost site performance, achieve KPIs, and enhance employer engagement.
• Overseeing the site operations with a strengths-based, client centered approach while also maintaining a strong outcome focus.
• Offer guidance to employers and the team regarding labour market concepts, opportunities, and incentives.
• Identify skill shortages in the local labour market and develop employer focused strategies to support the team to transition young people into sustainable employment.
• Guide and nurture a high-performing team by fostering a team culture that encourages professionalism, exceptional service, and outstanding results.
• Proactively collaborate and consult with key labour hire agencies and local employers to establish and sustain ongoing employment opportunities.

what we are looking for

• Demonstrated experience or capacity in staff supervision, leading a team and the ability to coach and guide staff to achieve organisational objectives.
• Solid understanding of the local labour market as well as the barriers to employment faced by disadvantaged young people and demonstrated knowledge and understanding of program contract, systems, KPIS and the ability to drive outcomes.
• Relevant experience in Employment Services preferred not essential.
• Well-developed communication, liaison, and networking skills with the ability to influence and negotiate across internal and external stakeholders.
• 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!
• Your practice is client focused; our young people are at the heart of it and you genuinely want to make a difference in their lives

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 |

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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