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Safety Coordinator - COVID Response

Youth Projects

Is this you?

You’ve completed a health or WHS qualification and have experience coordinating a crisis or public health response. You are a forward-thinking and solution focused person and are excited about the opportunity to lead our COVID planning and site-based responses.

You may not be the captain of this team (…yet), but when we are in a scrum we play off each-other’s strengths and have each-others back #1YP

You thrive in organised chaos

You know the importance of keeping things moving while having five different plates all spinning at once all while partnering with leaders to provide them guidance and advice on clinical governance and workplace health and safety. Working in a high paced environment will fill your cup, but you will also know when to put your hand up and ask for help.

You want to make an impact

You’re full of creative ways to get the best out of teams and embrace working closely with operational leaders to make this happen. You can think conceptually to understand how the work you do every day supports us in our social impact and break the cycle of disadvantage.

You care

Our frontline worriers and change makers are all here because we genuinely want to break the cycle of disadvantage, and we want you to want that too!

A bit about the role:

The Safety Coordinator (COVID Response) will work as part of the People, Culture & Quality Team to guide the organisations COVID response and prepare for future pandemics. The Safety Coordinator (COVID Response) will build on the existing practices, with a view to innovating how we engage and support our staff, volunteers, and service users.

This role is a part time role (0.4 - 0.5) based out of our HQ in Glenroy, with option to work at our office in the CBD and from home as needed.

This is a new role but in the first few months you will be involved in:

  • Leading the conversations for COVID safety planning and site-based responses

  • Working with managers and team leaders to implement return to work plans

  • Coordinating training and education sessions for staff

  • Reviewing and update the pandemic policy, action plans, guidelines etc

  • Providing feedback on our immunisation policy and roll out plan

  • Attending clinical governance committee

  • Supporting SLT & ELT to plan, deliver safe operations

  • Attending WHSE committee

  • Monitoring covid risk rating, surge capacity and safe operations during outbreaks

  • Implementing and monitoring role based covid risk assessments

  • Completing implementation audits and site-based drills

  • Balancing staff wellbeing and safety

A bit about us:

We are an independent, registered charity providing front line support to young people and individuals experiencing disadvantage, unemployment, homelessness, alcohol and other drug issues. We also help those looking to re-engage with learning and employment. We recognise the complex and varying needs of the people we work with and go above and beyond, 365 days a year, to provide pathways out of poverty.

Last year our highly skilled multi-disciplinary team, helped 15,288 people through face-to-face contacts at The Living Room, 1,243 young people through our employment and training programs and dispensed over 1.3 million safe injecting kits through our needle exchange program.

We have the ability to provide a complete wrap around, judgement free service with a strong focus on respect, client-centred care and harm prevention. The impact we seek enables each person to lead longer lives, have improved health, meaningful employment and a greater sense of belonging, safety and security through a holistic model of care.

Located at two flagship sites (Hosier Lane and the vibrant Northern region of Melbourne) we are growing and now deliver services at 15 outreach locations across Victoria.

Our culture is casual yet professional and high energy. We encourage flexibility for your work/life balance. Our team is serious about their work but doesn’t take themselves too seriously.

Why should you work with us?

Every day you spend working with us, you’re making a difference. The stronger our frontline warriors, the bigger our impact of breaking the cycle of disadvantage. We think that’s a pretty great perk, but we don’t stop there… here are some of the others.

  • Free specialty coffee at the office

  • Access to generous salary packaging

  • Access to meals & entertainment benefits and novated leasing (if desired)

  • Flexible work environment

  • Uncapped Employee Assistance Program

  • 17.5% Annual Leave Loading

  • PLUS additional paid leave including; parental, wellbeing leave, family violence leave, study leave and an extra 5 personal leave days


We’re a non-profit organisation that fills from a full cup but not a full pocket. in order to attract strong talent, we pay competitively and remunerate based on your skills and experience and are determined to make this the best job you'll ever have.

For more info on this role and the work we do at Youth Projects click here.

Think you have what it takes and want to join the team at Youth Projects? Click Apply Now.

Recruitment for this position will be undertaken as applications are received. The position will be filled when a successful candidate has been selected.

Please note is a requirement of all Youth Projects positions that the successful applicant holds a valid Working with Children’s Check, Police Check and is vaccinated for COVID-19

Our commitment to diversity

At Youth Projects, we value diversity and believe that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will enhance our effectiveness.

We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions and encourage applications from candidates with a disability, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and indigenous candidates

Safety screening

Youth Projects has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation. All Youth Projects staff must undergo a Police and Working with Children Checks. Any person with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with us.

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