We are seeking a talented Student Support Coach, interested in providing support to disconnected individuals attending the Generation employment training program. The Student Support Coach will provide daily support to students during training and ongoing guidance after the training to help students achieve meaningful employment.
You will work closely with all the students on your program (20-25 per cohort), supporting the selection process, helping students to plan how to address barriers they expect to come up against, and being their primary point of contact when something unexpected arises. You will be a constant presence in the classroom, supporting the instructor to create the learning culture and providing extra input for students as required. You’ll make the difference between a problem that is too great to be overcome and a bump in the road.
Type of role: 6 month contract, with potential to move to permanent role
Location: Parramatta with some travel to Sydney CBD
To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHY JOIN US
You are energised at the thought of supporting people into employment. You have experience providing support to disconnected young people, new Australians or people facing barriers to employment. You have experience working with groups of 20 or more people. You are able to expertly balance providing practical social support with coaching your clients to gain independence and succeed in their careers. You have outstanding interpersonal skills and a positive spirit to work closely with participants from diverse backgrounds. You are proactive in evaluating daily interactions with participants and creating long-lasting interventions to ensure their success. Most importantly, you have a proven ability to tailor your communication in an honest, open, transparent, yet nurturing way.
Worldwide, more than 75 million young people are unemployed. But many employers can’t find people with the skills they need for entry-level jobs. Generation was created in 2014 to help bridge this gap—at speed and scale.
We’re building a skills-training methodology that can serve hundreds of thousands, and eventually millions, of young people a year. And we’re building proof that this training creates real business outcomes for employers, and lasting career impact for trainees—so everyone has the incentive to invest in skills. Our goal is to help our students achieve personal and professional success—and fundamentally change their life trajectories. Generation programs prepare unemployed or underemployed young people, aged 18 to 29, for jobs in four sectors: healthcare, technology, retail/sales, and skilled trades.
Today, Generation is active in twelve countries—101 cities and 280 sites—with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.