Careers at yourtown

Indigenous Mentor

Job no: 494896
Work type: Permanent (Full-Time)
Location: Bundaberg
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

your opportunity

Join yourtown as the Indigenous Mentor to support the engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people within the Transition to Work program. Provide culturally specific mentoring and guidance to Indigenous youth aged between 15-24 years of age and help them develop the skills required to help them enter and stay in the workforce !

Your days will be diverse and will include:

• Mentoring young people who are in employment to ensure a sustainable pathway.
• Linking with elders and community organisations 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 culturally appropriate resources to help support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.
• Build and maintain employer relationships locally who foster culturally safe workplaces.
• Create relationships with employers to support and understand their needs to support both their business and young people success on the job.

what we are looking for

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.

• Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people with an employment & case management focus.
• A solid understanding of local jobs as well as the barriers faced by disadvantaged young people.
• Open to deliver workshops and group facilitation with 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.

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 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 RDOs
• access to Paylab to help you save on everyday items like groceries, pharmaceutical, automotive services, as well as things like clothing, books, electricals, furniture, and even holidays!
• 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: https://careers.yourtown.com.au/.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact talent@yourtown.com.au

yourtown has a zero-tolerance approach to abuse and we believe that Safeguarding is a shared responsibility of all, for all.

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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