Development Coach – Better Futures

Job No: Berry3084
Location: Shepparton

  • Exciting position within the Specialist Adolescent Care Services team
  • Shepparton location
  • Permanent, full time position


For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision.

About the role:

In recognition of the needs of young people leaving the OoHC system in the Goulburn Area, Berry Street in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services, have committed to a project (Better Futures) designed to better prepare young people for their transition to independence. This will be achieved via service delivery utilising a suite of resources within a Case Support, Development Coach framework.

About you:

The Development Coach – Better Futures will require knowledge of the areas in one or more of the following areas;

  • Child Youth and Family - Residential Care
  • Child Youth and Family – Home Based Care
  • Community and social welfare programs
  • Education and learning, including vocational education
  • Homelessness.

You will work with other professionals to actively engage with these highly vulnerable young people providing flexible, innovative outcomes that address the barriers faced by young people who have been in the care system.

You will have experience providing individual case development/development coach, outreach and the provision of information that supports young people into training and employment as part of their leaving care plan.

You will ideally hold a tertiary qualification in youth, welfare, social work or related field, however unqualified applicants with demonstrated appropriate experience with youth / young people will be considered.

What Berry Street can offer you:

  • A thorough induction program
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • A great friendly team environment
  • Access to the Employee assistance program, including access for staff members’ immediate family
  • A focus on positive work/life balance
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • An organisation that genuinely cares about you


For further information about this role, please refer to the position description.

Queries to Julie Senior, Team Leader – Leaving Care, Post Care Support and Targeted Care Packages on 5822 8100

Applications including resume, cover letter and statement addressing the key selection criteria to be submitted by 11pm Wednesday, 27 March 2019

To download the Position Description, please click here

To download the Key Selection Criteria template, please click here


Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and police check. Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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