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Youth Coach - Detour Frankston


  • Join our passionate Detour Frankston team to make a difference in young people's lives
  • Be part of an engaging team that thrives on challenges
  • Maximum term full-time position covering a parental leave cover until 12 August 2022 with salary packaging benefits available

About the program

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.

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 Frankston area with the Detour Frankston 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 to identify their own goals and to stabilise their housing situation.

Key duties of the role include (but not limited to):

  • 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.

Please refer to the position description for the full duties and key selection criteria

Skills and experience


  • Bachelor of Youth Work, Social Work, or a related discipline.
  • Significant knowledge and 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 to achieve client outcomes.
  • 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.

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 27th January 2022. 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, Qualification Verification Check, Employment History 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. MCM employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 consistent with the Victoria public health orders regarding COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Procedures and applicants will be required to present acceptable proof of their vaccination status as part of their application.

Our commitment to diversity

MCM embraces diversity and encourages applicants from all different backgrounds to apply regardless of age, gender, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.  We recognise the strength and value in diversity, and lived experience, actively fostering an inclusive workplace.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

Our commitment to safety

MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.

Position details

  • Date posted

    13 January 2022
  • Closing Date

    27 January 2022
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