Youth Navigator

Are you passionate about working alongside young people?

Do you have 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

Impact Communities is an initiative of Workskills Inc. and works with community organisations, groups, individuals and families so they are equipped and supported to realise their potential and achieve their goals. Impact Communities draws on over 30 years of experience and expertise to plan, build and deliver a range of opportunities to improve the lives of people and communities.

We are excited to be collaborating with a group of employment providers who have joined together to form a state-wide Youth Employment Alliance to address the high youth unemployment rates across Tasmania. The Youth Employment Alliance will work together to create solutions to barriers facing young people in achieving their education and employment goals.

The Opportunity

The Youth Navigators program is a new service focused on assisting the school leavers of 2020/21, providing targeted and intensive services for young people that Jobactive providers are not able to currently undertake.

We are searching for a motivated Youth Navigator to work alongside young people (YP) to help them navigate the world of employment and training after leaving school. The Navigator will work alongside YP assisting with goal setting, responsibility, strengths, aspiration building and tangible employability skills. Candidates will have the skills and ability to help YP realise their potential and achieve their goals.

About you:

  • Want to be part of a vibrant and energetic workplace
  • A passion for working with YP, 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
  • Strong self-care, resilience and self-reflection practices
  • High degree of emotional intelligence: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management
  • Demonstrated empathy and compassion, while respecting and maintaining personal and professional boundaries

We offer you:

  • A modern, safe, friendly and supportive work environment
  • A competitive salary plus salary packaging options
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • 12 days personal leave, 12 days flex leave
  • Rewarding and challenging work with development opportunities
  • 5 days per week, Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Full time work for a fixed term period of 12 months

Selection Criteria:

  • Qualification in Youth Work or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience working with Young People, 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
  • An innovative and strategic mindset focused on supporting young people to achieve their journey to employment
  • Experience in interview, job matching and assessment procedures
  • De-escalation and conflict resolution and/or mediation
  • Adaptability: working through change and ambiguity
  • Demonstrated digital literacy and written skills, with experience in writing reports and data collection
  • Current satisfactory National Police Check and Working with Vulnerable People registration or ability to obtain
  • Current First Aid & Mental Health First Aid certificate or ability to obtain
  • Current Australian driver’s license

Take the next step

To find out more about this exciting opportunity contact Nick on 0418 648 155 for a confidential discussion.

Applications must be emailed to HR@workskills.org.au  and include your resume, a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, and detailing your vision of success in this role. (Applications via seek will not be considered)

For the full position description click here.

Applications close 5pm 6 August 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

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