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Youth Coach - Detour


  • Join our passionate Detour team to make a difference in young people's lives
  • Be part of an engaging team that thrives on challenges
  • 3 days Max term Part-Time role   
  • Salary packaging benefits available

About the organisation

We are a leading community support organisation working alongside people to live the life they aspire to, their way, providing a broad range of support in Homelessness, Justice, Disability, Palliative Care, Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS), and Early Years and Education service areas. A career with us means you are part of an organisation making a real difference.

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About the program

The Detour program is an Innovation Action Project program and homelessness early intervention program for young people aged 12-24 years, and their families or significant adults. This initiative aims to address potential homelessness for young people by providing intensive wrap-around coaching support services and individualised intensive support packages. The support packages offered to young people include support for families aiming to improve the lives of individuals and the community as a whole.

About the role

The Youth Coach role is based in the Braybrook area with the Detour Braybrook team and provides coaching and case management support to young people who are at risk of becoming homeless. The role involves working alongside the young person to support them identify their own goals and to stabilise their housing situation.

Key duties of the role include:

  • Provide comprehensive support for young people and their families, within the Detour framework.
  • Provide effective early intervention strategies for “at risk” young people and their families, in conjunction with the Detour team, partners and service providers.
  • Plan, deliver and co-facilitate group work initiatives.
  • Support, develop and facilitate community development initiatives.
  • Complete regular reporting, data collection, and record keeping.

Skills and experience


  • Bachelor of Youth Work, Social Work, or a related discipline.
  • Significant experience in working with and providing casework to young people and their families, particularly within the context of early intervention and youth homelessness.
  • An understanding and experience with the youth homelessness sector and/or mainstream services, including knowledge of patterns, trends and systemic issues.
  • An understanding of key issues as it relates to youth homelessness and family breakdown.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other organisations in the education and welfare sectors, in formal and informal partnerships, to achieve client outcomes.
  • Extensive knowledge of casework principles.
  • Demonstrated capacity to deliver group work initiatives.
  • An understanding of the requirements for ensuring child safety.
  • Victorian Drivers Licence, and the right to work in Australia.
  • COVID-19 digital certificate.

Download a position description for the full duties and key selection criteria

How to apply

  • Applications should include a current CV and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.
  • If you are a current MCM employee, please submit your application via the myHR job board
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
  • Applications close date 2nd November. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

For more details or assistance with application submission please email:


Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening process as part of the MCM selection process. Appointments to MCM roles will be subject to the following safety screening checks (as applicable to the role): National (and International if applicable) Police Check (which includes Proof of Identity Check), Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check, Right to Work in Australia and current and valid driver licence. All costs associated with safety checks (except National Police Check) will be at applicants’ expense.

Our commitment to diversity

At MCM, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please email

Position details

  • Date posted

    12 October 2021
  • Closing Date

    02 November 2021
  • Location

  • Work type

    Part-Time Max Term
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