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Trainer (Youth)

Website Concern Australia

  • 0.8 or 1.0 FTE (Monday-Thursday or Monday-Friday). You choose!
  • Sunshine West location with free parking
  • TAE training provided – cost covered by the organisation
  • Salary packaging available
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Supporting, welcoming team and environment

Concern Australia is an innovative not-for-profit organisation working with young people and children aged 5-25 years, creating opportunities for them to enjoy full and meaningful lives.

We find our roots in the work of Rev. Dr. John Smith who also nurtured the God’s Squad Motorcycle Club, which has been flying its colours since the 1970s and today can be found in 7 countries around the world.

Our work focuses on the creation, development, and delivery of responses in the areas of Living, Learning & Earning, Housing & Homelessness and Youth Justice. Each year, we connect with 30,000 vulnerable young people across Australia.

Hand Brake Turn is a 5-week pre-accredited automotive work skills training program providing opportunities for young people coming out of youth justice or disengaged with their school or community to gain a renewed sense of purpose. Since its establishment in 1994, the program has seen more than 10,000 young people complete the course, building life skills, confidence, and job readiness.

Join an organisation that is making a positive difference in the lives of young people!

About the role

This permanent position is based in our Sunshine West location with a large automotive workshop and office space. The Hand Brake Turn Trainer will be reporting to the General Manager of Service Delivery as part of the wider Hand Brake Turn team.

By agreement with Concern Australia, 0.8 or 1.0 FTE (Monday-Thursday or Monday-Friday work week) is available for the successful candidate, to suit varied life commitments.

What you will need to succeed

  • Qualifications in Automotive/Education.
  • Desirable: Youth/Social Work Qualifications and TAE40116.
  • Experience relating to young people in a structured training environment, providing mentoring and opportunities for skill development with a strengths-based approach.
  • Ability to related to young people who may come from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Intermediate computer skills, including the frequent use of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and database entry.
  • Sound presentation skills, including an ability to facilitate group discussions and activities with demonstrated experience in working with young people.

Employee benefits

  • Access to competitive salary packaging to increase your take home pay.
  • Supporting training and development programs, including TAE Training specifically for this role, in which the cost will be covered by the organisation.
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service.
  • Warm, collaborative, and supportive team and workplace culture.
  • Flexibility in opting for 0.8 or 1.0 FTE.
  • Sunshine West location with free parking.

Security checks, licences and other inherent requirements

  • Satisfactory National Police Check and International Police Check (International Police Check, if applicable).
  • Valid Working with Children Check or relevant Victorian Teaching Registration.
  • Current Victorian Driver’s Licence.
  • First Aid Certificate.
  • Hearing Test.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Concern Australia is committed to build and maintain an inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to people from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with a disability to apply for advertised positions.

If you have the skills to do the advertised role and think you would be a good fit for our organisation, we would love to hear from you!

Child Safety Statement

Concern Australia is committed to providing child safe and protected environments in all its activities and programs and has a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse or exploitations. Children have the right to be safe and protected.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and a cover letter addressing how your qualifications, skills, knowledge, and experience align with the ‘What you will need to succeed’ requirements listed above, and the position description provided on our website (click here to see ad and download position description).

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