Employment opportunities


  • Challenging, meaningful and rewarding role
  • Full-time contract position until 30 June 2024
  • Based in the lively and multicultural inner-western suburb of Footscray 


This is a challenging, meaningful and rewarding role working with one of Victoria’s most well-known youth organisations.

Founded by the legendary youth worker Les Twentyman OAM, the Les Twentyman Foundation has been providing crucial support for young people and families for more than 30 years. Our grass-roots programs cover education, sports, counselling and employment pathways for at-risk youth.

Our purpose is to provide positive intervention and support to enable young people to reach their full potential.


This hands-on role is part of a small team of close-knit professionals who are passionate about supporting at-risk youth. We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented individual who is ready to step into a Team Leader role with our Youth Support Service (YSS).

The YSS program provides case management for young people (10-17 years) upon first contact with police and who may be at risk of entering the youth justice system. The Team Leader role has responsibility for a caseload as well as oversight and management of the operational and administrative aspects of the YSS program.


  1. Lead the planning, development and delivery of a culturally responsive program including continuous improvement and outcomes evaluation
  2. Connect with and relate to young people from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, African, Pacifika and other CALD communities
  3. Undertake assertive outreach to initiate and maintain contact with young people at risk of disengagement from services and community
  4. Implement a range of strategies including but not limited to: intensive individual case management, group work, family work, collaboration and care planning
  5. Advocate on behalf of young people and build collaborative relationships with other key stakeholders to enhance service co-ordination
  6. Strengthen and support family relationships and cultural connectedness
  7. Build team capacity to ensure that client files, data and reporting are up to date, accurate and meets both organisational and legislative requirements and timeframes

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  • Relevant qualifications in Youth Work, Social Work, Family Therapy, Psychology or other health/welfare
  • Demonstrated high standard and understanding of documentation, reporting and compliance, and systems
  • Understanding of and experience in working with young people who have had contact with Victoria Police and/or the youth justice system will be highly regarded
  • People management experience will be highly regarded


The successful applicant will be rewarded with an attractive salary (SCHADS Award, Youth Worker Level 4) plus superannuation, annual leave loading and the opportunity to increase the value of your take-home pay with an additional tax free component of salary. The Les Twentyman Foundation also supports flexibility in the workplace and working hours of this role are flexible.

Applications should include a cover letter outlining relevant experience and resume. All applications should be submitted via Seek by 5pm on Wednesday 10 February 2021.

People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, as well as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to apply.

The Les Twentyman Foundation is a child safe organisation and all children who come into contact with our services will be provided with a welcoming and safe service.