Careers at yourtown

Job Placement Coach

Job no: 494952
Work type: Permanent (Full-Time)
Location: Upper Mt. Gravatt
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

As the Job Placement Coach, you will be part of a support team that works together with the young person and will focus on building their skills, confidence, and readiness to enter employment through targeted and tailored activities.

Your role will include:

  • Completing intake assessments with the job seeker to determine work readiness.
  • Working in collaboration with the job seeker to goal set and implement strategies.
  • Source and match employment opportunities for young job seekers using a strengths based, client-centred approach.
  • Connecting with relevant community organisations to support work readiness.
  • Job matching, cold calling, and reverse marketing the job seeker to employers.

what we are looking for

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 understand that they are the experts in their own lives. 

In addition, you also possess:

  • Employment Services experience and/or a bubbly and enthusiastic individual with the drive to support young people on their journey to employment
  • A solid understanding of the local labour market as well as the barriers faced by disadvantaged young people
  • The drive to meet KPIs – it isn’t just a number; it is a young person’s life that you help change for the better
  • Proficient skills in using technology and systems; our compliance requirements are high, and your administration needs to be on par with this
  • Great employer engagement skills - you love cold calling and reverse marketing
  • 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

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 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: Marnie Elliot on 0434 609 384

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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