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Youth Employment Coach - Shellharbour / Corrimal

ACSO

Is this you?

  • Looking for a meaningful new role where you can make an impact with young people?
  • Experienced in finding employment for job seekers and thrives in a team environment?
  • Results driven and love meeting KPIs?

At ACSO, we look for people who believe in second chances, who share our values and are passionate about supporting people to thrive. If all of this sounds like you, read on!

About the role

The Youth Employment / Development Coach role is a hands-on position working directly with young people who have left school early or have disengaged from education and employment. As a consultant, your main goal is to assist our young unemployed people to establish their employment goals and to transition into the workforce or further education. You will develop individualised job plans and provide case-management and employment services support to help them successfully move into employment and/or training. Your outcomes are measured against KPIs on a regular basis.

In this position, you'll spend plenty of time interacting with your young people, including facilitating group sessions, balanced with office-based days in Corrimal and/or Shellharbour. You will have practical and expert advice available to call on from a wider team equipped with diverse and specialised skills and experience.

About ACSO

The Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) is a vibrant, values driven NFP, focused on partnering with Government and the community to co-design services that create real social change. We are an organisation with a bold vision to create a safe and inclusive community where prison truly is the last resort. Our purpose is to strengthen the wellbeing of our communities by advocating for and delivering services which divert people away from the justice system.

The Australian Community Support Organisation recognises the right to a safe and inclusive service without bias. ACSO is committed to the equitable treatment of its participants, employees and partners. We believe in humanity and celebrating the diverse voices of our community through leadership, practice and policy design, to honour and embrace diverse traditions, cultures and experiences of those we support and work alongside.

What ACSO can offer you

  • Full-time, fixed term positions available until 30 June 2022
  • $61,500 base salary + 10% superannuation ($68k approx. package) + NFP salary packaging options (more after tax $ in your pocket!)
  • Offices based in Shellharbour and Corrimal
  • Paid parental leave (14 weeks)
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Learning and development opportunities, including growth and leadership
  • Wellbeing initiatives such as free flu vaccines, Employee Assistance Program and Reward and Recognition Program
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Dedicated inclusion and diversity initiatives to support employees from all backgrounds and dispositions, including specialised leave for cultural ceremonies or medical procedures related to gender transition.

What we're looking for

Essential

  • A strong belief in humanity and a passion for working with young people
  • Experience working with young people and/or job seekers
  • Strong desire to learn and a positive can-do attitude
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve goals and KPIs
  • Basic understanding of coaching and supporting and facilitating behaviour change
  • A strong sense of personal accountability and resilience.

Desirable

  • A qualification of (or currently working towards) a Certificate III, IV or Diploma in Youth, Employment Services, Community Services or a related field
  • Established relationships with appropriate support service agencies relevant to this field of work.

How to Apply

If you think you're a great fit for us, then we want to hear from you!

To apply and view the position description (PD), please visit our careers website (REQN-327) by clicking Apply Now and provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter explaining why you're the right fit for the role.

To learn more about this position, please Colin Renton, Program Manager - Transition to Work, on 0499 306 226.

Please note, as ACSO is an NDIS provider, the successful candidate must hold an NDIS Worker Screening Check Clearance, and an employee Working with Children Check before they commence employment in this position.

Applications close on the advertised date unless suitable candidates are found sooner.

ACSO proudly acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia's first peoples and pay respect to their rich culture, lores, customs and elders past and present. We strongly embrace the spirit of reconciliation and continue working towards ensuring an equal voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, particularly those who have been touched by the justice system.

The Australian Community Support Organisation embraces diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from appropriately qualified and skilled people regardless of their background. All suitable applicants for this role will be considered regardless of age, ability, race, gender expression, sex, cultural background, spiritual beliefs or lived experience.

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