Spark Employment Mentor

Employer: YFS Ltd.

Region: Logan

Closing Date: 23 December 2019

Job Description:

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Spark Employment Mentor

If you understand that not everyone fits mainstream employment or the usual employment support systems, we’d like to hear from you.

We are looking for a flexible and dynamic employment mentor to work with people who have been homeless or experienced domestic violence or other challenges and want brighter futures.

Spark is a non-traditional employment initiative that backs people to pursue their dreams for employment, study, self-employment or volunteering.

As a Spark coach, you will:

  • meet people and explore their hopes and dreams
  • motivate and inspire them to set and pursue goals
  • connect them with opportunities to work, learn, volunteer or start their own small businesses
  • help them overcome challenges and find solutions to barriers along the way.

Being successful in this role requires an empathetic approach, a positive nature and experience in working effectively with vulnerable people. You will also need:

  • a demonstrated ability to link people with work, training, self-employment or volunteering
  • an understanding of trauma and vulnerabilities like domestic and family violence, homelessness and financial disadvantage
  • an understanding of support systems.

This exciting full-time maximum term position (12 months) is part of a small team working within YFS, Logan’s leading place-based support organisation.

You’ll benefit from being part of a highly motivated team within an innovative organisation that does great work.


More information about key capabilities is outlined in the position description available from

Read the Advice for Job Applicants and check out our Organisational Chart at

Send us your resume and a one-page covering letter outlining what you will bring to the job to [email protected]

Closing date: 23 December 2019 at 5pm

People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and people with culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


About us

At YFS, we make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people living in the Logan and surrounding area. And we want our staff to thrive, too. So, we offer great opportunities to develop your career.

We’re serious about your professional development. Half of our managers have been employed from within. And we empower each other to make decisions and try new ways of working.

We know that a happy workplace thrives. We recognise that staff have their own needs, so we encourage you to bring the entire you to work. Depending on your role, we support a number of flexible work arrangements.

Also, we offer great employment benefits including above-average pay rates, generous salary packaging (exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax) and counselling support.

To find out more about working with us, head to


Address: 376 Kingston Road
Postcode: 4127


Name: Human Resources