The Sydney Alliance has been using its community networks to create job opportunities for young people who face disadvantage. But we have found that to do this successfully, we need to partner with an organisation who has the community trust and the know how to support those young workers in that journey.
The new role – the “employment support worker” – would enable us to significantly expand the job creation strategy that we have begun in Glebe. We could expand it to surrounding communities and we would aim to place around dozens of young people into jobs and support them to keep them, over a three year period.
At the same time, we would work with the young people who secure jobs to act as leaders and peer mentors in their local community – inspiring others to consider what kind of career they want.