Our dedicated and passionate people work hard to create positive change in the lives of disadvantaged young people and their families.

yourtown staff

Our diverse team of more than 650 staff include:

• Counsellors

• Youth workers

• Indigenous mentors

• Tradespeople and vocational trainers

• Employment consultants

• Community development workers

• Child and family workers

• Human Resource advisors

• Marketers, fundraisers and media advisors

• Researchers and policy writers

• Administration staff

• Accountants


Where we work

Client Services
Advocacy & Research
Marketing & Fundrasing
Corporate Support

Years of service

Less than 3 years
3 to 10 years
10 to 15 years
15 to 25 years
25+ years

“A major contributor to our success is the way we work with clients, colleagues and other organisations to achieve our Mission and Vision.”

- Cara Benoit
Head of People and Culture

Living our Values

This year the Living yourtown Values Award was introduced to create more opportunities to highlight the great work our staff do.

Three times a year our staff nominate colleagues that have gone above and beyond when demonstrating yourtown’s Values. A panel comprised of two De La Salle Brothers, our CEO and Head of People and Culture review and distribute the awards.


16 staff members received the award this year

Art Union’s Direct Marketing Officer Cheryle Ayling received her Values Award for Professionalism.

Her peers stated “Cheryle is yourtown’s best proofer with unparalleled attention to detail. This is an immensely important skill in terms of preventing mistakes from being published, and in ensuring consistent messaging across all collateral. She’s a quiet worker but a powerhouse and is richly deserving of reward.” Cheryle also recently celebrated her 25th year with yourtown.

Adelaide’s jobactive Regional Manager Scott Salvatore lives the values each day in working with young people.

His peers said “Scott leads by example. It’s a pleasure seeing his creativity and innovation. He has a passionate team who follow his example of innovation and getting amazing client outcomes.”

Preparing for the future

Two staff members were successful in their scholarship applications to attend the Academy Global Emerging Leaders Program in Sydney.

Senior Management Accountant Rachel Mu and Client Transitions Consultant Renee Mann took part in a week long intensive program providing best practice knowledge and skills across the areas of leadership and communication, fundraising, project management, finance and risk management.

Rachel and Renee presented on what they had learnt to the Executive Team on their return. In February this year, Renee was appointed as Indigenous Programs Manager responsible for Indigenous client programs in Logan, Queensland.

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