Want to be part of something creating a positive impact in the world?

Have you got the skills to help young people achieve their goals and realise their potential?

Come and work for an organisation that really values its people and clients.

About us

Troublesmiths is a social enterprise for YP to create and sell products on-line and at a retail shop in Hobart Tasmania. Troublesmiths has a ‘whole of community’ focus where local businesses and community members partner to achieve the results; giving YP real life exposure to work, employers, local communities and beyond.

Our growing Youth Social Enterprise is looking for a motivated Youth Coach to work alongside young people (YP) to focus on goal setting, responsibility, strengths, aspiration building and tangible employability skills. Candidates should have the skills and ability to help YP realise their potential and achieve their goals.

The Opportunity

The Youth Coach will work alongside the YP to focus on goal setting, responsibility, strengths, aspiration building and tangible skills in job seeking. The Youth Coach will assist YP to access appropriate support and facilitate a coordinated approach to this support. The Youth Coach will utilise Impact Communities coaching and job readiness programs and other resources to assist YP to reach their potential.

The primary goal of the Youth Coach is to enhance the status and wellbeing of young people within the Troublesmiths initiative. Work with YP, the community and service providers to develop approaches and strategies that engage and meet the needs of YP and assist YP to gain meaningful employment.

About you

  • Want to be part of a vibrant and energetic workplace
  • A passion for working with young people, and wanting to make a positive impact in the lives of others and the community
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise and build strong relationships with a range of stakeholders and community organisations
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritise and undertake multiple tasks
  • Can be a flexible team player who can work autonomously on tasks and assignments

We offer you

  • A Modern, safe, fun friendly and supportive work environment
  • A competitive salary plus salary packaging options
  • 5 weeks annual leave pro rata
  • 12 days personal leave pro rata
  • Challenging and rewarding career with development opportunities
  • Part-time 18 hours per week
  • Days negotiable Monday to Friday, between 8:30am – 5:00pm

Selection Criteria

  • Qualification in youth work or related discipline, together with experience in the youth services field
  • Demonstrated experience working with YP, including those from a refugee, CALD, ATSI or disability background, within a community development context
  • Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with community organisations, and individuals in a youth participation framework
  • Demonstrated written skills with experience in writing reports
  • Willingness to undertake a Working with Vulnerable People Check and provide a National Police Check that is satisfactory
  • Current Driver’s Licence

Take the next step

To join our dynamic team of dedicated professionals please forward your resume, and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, detailing your vision of success in this role.

Applications must be emailed to HR@workskills.org.au (applications via seek will not be accepted)

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Applications close on 22 January 2021

Workskills Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

All Workskills employees must have a Working with Children Check and a satisfactory National Police Check.

All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence

Our offices will be closed from 12 pm, 24 December until 4 January 2021