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Youth Development Worker - Foyer Warrnambool

Brophy Family and Youth Services
Brophy Family & Youth Services have been supporting children, young people, families and the south west Victorian community for almost 50 years. We live here; this is our community; we believe in people and in their ability to create the life they want. 

At Brophy you will join a team of just over 180 employees delivering over 40 programs and services across areas including youth engagement, mental health, family violence, foster care, housing support, employment support and disability services.

At Brophy our Vision is not just focussed externally on our community - we feel just as passionate about our employees being meaningfully connected through their roles with us to create the life they want, and that as a workforce we achieve this together through innovation and relationships, creating new horizons towards an advantaged community. 


Foyer Warrnambool is a youth accommodation residence that provides opportunities for young people aged 16 to 25 years to engage in individual and group activities aimed at developing the skills necessary to build independence and stability, covering the areas of: Education, Employment, Housing and Living Skills, Civic Participation, Social Connections, and Health and Wellbeing.

Our Youth Development Workers support Foyer residents to engage in programs or individual activities which develop independent, sustainable living skills and life options in order for them to access or maintain employment or education/training opportunities including responsibilities such as:

  • Work with residents and South West TAFE staff to help identify education and employment goals, and to develop Learning Plans throughout the joint delivery of the Certificate I in Developing Independence and beyond.
  • Assess residents’ skills, capabilities and non-vocational barriers.
  • Address residents’ issues as they arise, and manage dynamics and complex needs.
  • Support networks and relationships that contribute to educational and employment opportunities for participants.
  • Connect residents to the right opportunities, resources, people and places to develop their talents and achieve their goals

The role forms part of the Youth Foyer Team and works with the team and other key stakeholders in the ongoing development and delivery of the program.


  • Above Award Salary
  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Monthly Wellbeing Day  (Full time employees, pro rata for Part Time).
  • Excellent Learning & development Opportunities

How to apply

For further information please contact Kathy Sanderson, Executive Manager Youth Services on 5561 8888 or via ksanderson@brophy.org.au using the subject line: Youth Development Worker – Foyer Warrnambool enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description is attached.

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