Internal Vacancies

Youth Development Coach

Apply now Job no: 494084
Work type: Permanent Part-Time
Location: Frankston
Categories: Community Development, Other

We’re looking for a professional Youth Development Coach with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a permanent part-time basis, working 30.4 hours per week based in Frankston.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty.
For almost 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia.

We are passionate about the work we do.

We strive to create change that lasts for a more compassionate and just society -

a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve.


The Youth Development Coach is a key member of the school’s Pathways and Transitions team and is responsible for the delivery of effective and appropriate careers advice and transition options. This role is the link to creating and supporting sustainable pathways for students transitioning to the world beyond school to further education, employment or training. The role forms a key linkage between the David Scott School and the broader Transition to Work team at the High Street Centre. Collaboration with this team will enable natural synergies of benefit to young people by way of shared networks, community involvement, integrated support and cross referrals.

  • Work with senior students to assist transition from the David Scott School to identify and pursue future education and employment pathways, as captured in individual learning plans
  • Assess participants’ skills and capabilities to provide vocational guidance tailored to the student’s goals and in conjunction with key stakeholders, remove non-vocational barriers
  • Maintaining a culture of developing positive language and talent-building, facilitate student engagement in further education, training and/or employment and ensure post school follow up and support
  • Support participants in job search activities and facilitate industry immersion and volunteering opportunities whilst supporting and building networks and relationships that lead to educational and employment opportunities for students;

Salary will be in the range of $72,523.45 to $78,744.98 pro rata per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation.


Passion for supporting the mission of BSL, and delivering excellence in your role, are just the start.

To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for an Youth Development Coach who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification and/or appropriate experience in career planning and guidance
  • Experience in an education or employment environment with knowledge and experience working with and supporting young people with complex needs
  • Demonstrated experience of working in an outcomes-focused environment
  • A depth of knowledge about the causes and consequences of youth unemployment and the kinds of strategies that are successful in helping young people follow pathways beyond school


  • Extensive salary packaging options to reduce amount of tax you pay
  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program


BSL employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits. Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.

If this looks like a role that’s right for you, APPLY NOW or contact Catherine Arnold on (03) 8781 5911 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close: Tuesday 24 November 2020 at 11:55 pm

Please review the Position Description to address the key responsibilities and selection criteria

We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.  Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

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