Careers at the Brotherhood

Practice Lead - Youth Programs (12-month, parental leave contract)

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Work type: Maximum Term Full-Time
Location: Fitzroy
Categories: Child Welfare, Youth and Family Services

We’re looking for a professional Practice Lead - Youth Programs with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a Maximum Term Full-Time basis, working 38 hours per week based in Fitzroy.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty.
For over 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia.

We are passionate about the work we do.

We strive to create change that lasts for a more compassionate and just society - 
a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve.



This role will lead on advancing the key practice approaches used by the BSL Youth Programs team and across the sector. This includes the development and packaging of training content into e-modules, delivery of training sessions to a varied range of practitioners involved in Youth programs (internal to BSL as well as externally), and the creation of tools and other key resources for practitioners to use in their day to day work that supports fidelity to these practice approaches.

  • Work collaboratively within and across teams to achieve common goals
  • Create and consolidate impactful training modules, including e-modules, packaging complex material into engaging and practical content,
  • Create resources that support the practice approach used in the delivery of Advantaged Thinking BSL Youth programs – including manuals, practice frameworks, fact sheets, templates, etc.

Salary will be in the range of $91,420.49 - $95,559.07 per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation.



Passion for supporting the mission of BSL, and delivering excellence in your role, are just the start.

To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for someone who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • A degree/relevant tertiary qualification in the area of youth, education, community services or a related field
  • Experience in developing and managing youth-focused programs and projects
  • Demonstrated ability to write and develop training content for multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience delivering training sessions that are dynamic, creative and informative


  • Extensive salary packaging options to reduce amount of tax you pay
  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program


BSL employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits. Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.


If this looks like a role that’s right for you, APPLY NOW or contact Mark Cox on 0481 229 110 for a confidential discussion.

Please review the Position Description to address the Key Selection Criteria here.

Applications close: Sunday, 11 December 2022 at 11.55 pm

The Brotherhood of St Laurence adheres to Government mandates in relation to COVID-19.


We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.  Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

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