Careers at yourtown

Employment Consultant

Job no: 495119
Work type: Permanent (Full-Time)
Location: Kingston
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 Employment Consultant, 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. In this role, you will use your customer service skills and ability to build working relationships with young people to support them to gain skills that will lead them to meaningful, sustainable employment.

Your role will include:

• Delivering tailored, outcome-driven employment services, including assessment, pathway development, employer outreach, and ongoing support for sustainable employment.
• Completing intake assessments with the participant to determine work readiness.
• Working in collaboration with the member to goal set and implement strategies.
• Source and match employment opportunities for young people using a strengths based, client-centered approach.
• Job matching, cold calling, and reverse marketing the young person 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;

• Demonstrated experience in identifying and implementing actions including job seeking activities to progress the young person on their pathway to employment.
• 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.
• You are resilient and can work in a fast-paced environment where no 2 days are the same.
• A solid understanding of the local labour market as well as the barriers faced by disadvantaged young people

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:

Contact: Lily Welch | Talent Acquisition Specialist |

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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