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Youth Career Coach

The Smith Family
  • Become part of our family and make a difference to young Australians through supporting their education
  • Temporary full-time role (till the end of June 2023)
  • Adelaide, SA (flexible location in SA)

The Smith Family is an independent children's charity helping Australian children living in disadvantage to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. As we lead up to our Centenary, it’s an exciting time to be joining our family. We are currently seeking a Youth Career Coach to help us achieve The Smith Family’s vision.

Work closely with Family Partnership Coordinators and Program Coordinators to achieve an integrated approach to support young people and their families, with the focus on providing coaching.

A day in the life of a Youth Career Coach might look like this, but really every day will be different:

  • Providing one-to-one career coaching to young people aged between 15-18 years
  • Supporting the delivery and coordination of practical career-related programs
  • Working closely with operations teams within community
  • Maintain effective data collection and record-keeping to support outcomes measurement and evaluation

Successful candidates will bring the following:

  • Experience in coaching and supporting young people with complex needs to support them to transition into successful post school pathways
  • Knowledge and skills in coaching /counselling young people
  • Knowledge of career development frameworks
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly developed organisational, administrative and time management skills

About our culture

The Smith Family has employees at the centre of its values and operations. We nurture a supportive and inclusive culture that enables people to achieve personal and professional goals, through collaboration and innovation. With a proven work-life balance, wellbeing and health are our top priorities. Enjoy many other benefits, such as tax concessions and flexible working arrangements.

If you are passionate about what you do, committed to make a difference and this sounds like your next role, please click apply, we’d love to hear from you. You may view the position description attached. For any other information, please contact Harini Karthikayan, Program Manager at Harini.Karthikayan@thesmithfamily.com.au using the subject line: Youth Career Coach enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate must be prepared to undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children’s Check. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to principles of cultural diversity. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

The Smith Family is obligated to comply with Federal, State and Territory Government Rules and Health Orders. For roles that fall under Health Orders, to be eligible applicants will either need to provide proof of Vaccination or a Medical exemption.

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