Join the team tackling youth homelessness. Working with Ladder presents an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of young people. As Ladder has Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) status, staff are eligible for several tax exemptions, including salary packaging.

Current opportunities

We are currently seeking a Development Coach to join our team in Sydney.

Development Coach (Sydney)
$65,000 including Superannuation
(Fixed-term contract until 30/6/2020)

Ladder provides development services to young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness who may also be disengaged from employment and/or education. The philosophy underpinning Ladder’s mission is to work with young people using innovative approaches that demonstrate real and lasting changes, with the values of sport at its core. Ladder is the official charity of the AFL Players’ Association and a national charity partner of the AFL.

The Ladder Step Up Sydney program helps young people (aged 15 to 20 years) to develop foundational life skills, build self-efficacy, connect with the community and engage or increase their capacity to engage in education, employment and training. The program is also designed to help young people in care or with child protection experiences build confidence, make connections with people and helpful services and teach living skills.

The Development Coach role focuses on developing relationships with young people within the context of Ladder programming to increase individual understanding of, and participation in health, wellbeing and personal development opportunities, and EET readiness with a focus on broadening community participation and connection for young people.

The role as Development Coach (NSW), forming part of the NSW Program team reports to the State Manager (NSW). The role is a fixed-term contract, up until the end of the current funding period; June 30, 2020. Service delivery locations will vary so the successful candidate must be willing to travel. The position would commence immediately, pending the successful candidate’s availability.

Key Selection Criteria

• Demonstrated experience in working with young people, through both individual and group work activities
• Demonstrated experience in program delivery; facilitating health and wellbeing sessions, independent living skills, personal development, community coaching/mentoring, employment readiness activities
• Demonstrated experience in project development and delivery, particularly in a youth setting
• Demonstrated experience in building community partnerships and connections at a local level
• Excellent organisational, presentation and communication skills (both oral and written)

The successful candidates will be required to have a current driver’s licence, clear Working with Children Check and clear National Criminal History Check (NCHC).

For further information about Ladder please visit or contact NSW State Manager, John Woodward on 0447 422 203 with questions specific to the advertised role.

Applications, including Resume and letter of application addressing Key Selection Criteria are to be emailed to by 5pm on Thursday 15 August 2019

Please note, candidates must be available for interview Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th August

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