At yourtown Blacktown we offer training, workshops, individualised one-on-one support and more – all based around where you’re at and what you need. At our Blacktown space you will find:
Meet the Team
Clinton 'Pat' Avia-Aumua
Job Placement Coach
I love to chill with family, exercise (a lot), DJ and enjoy the company of friends with plenty of good vibes and laughter. Both of my parents are full Samoan, although I was born and raised in Auckland, NZ.
Senior Job Placement Coach
I'm a Manly Sea Eagles (NRL) supporter. My fav thing about my job is I get to be an active part of the social change in a young person life, that I can make that small difference to show them guidance and support into making better choices and pathways for their future. And I get to do this with such an amazing, supportive team who make my day so much brighter.
When I'm not at work I like to cook up a storm in the kitchen. My favourite TV show is - Will & Grace
Youth Participation Facilitator
My fave holiday destination is Hamilton Island. I went there by myself a few years ago between jobs to have time to myself and recharge. The most embarrassing part of my trip was when I accidentally ended up on a couple's cruise that went on a tour of the islands during sunset.
Indigenous Employment Coach
My favourite sporting team is the Parramatta Eels and the TV shows I love to watch include SAS (Special Air Service) Australia, Friends and Down to Earth. The thing I enjoy about my job is having the opportunity to connect with my culture and share these learnings with indigenous young people and non-indigenous young people.
Employment Solutions Partner
When I'm not at work I like to spend time with my wife and our family and friends. Quite often I'm at the football supporting my beloved Bulldogs in the NRL. I also have strong interests in history and other sports including American and Canadian Football, Cricket and pretty much anything Australia competes in.
Youth Worker - Work Readiness
My favourite sports team is Leeds United. The thing I love about my job is watching young people achieve their goals through the encouragement and support of the yourtown team.
I like to spend time with my family, friends and I travel a LOT. My favourite thing about my job is working for an organisation that is all about improving lives through employment and support for our community. Seeing people grow when they are given an opportunity is an incredibly rewarding experience for everyone involved.
Employment Solutions Resourcer
My fav band is probably Atreyu at the moment. But closely followed by A Day to Remember! Love my screamo rock! My background is Filipino/Spanish on my Dad's side and on Mum's side we are currently in the process of doing the family tree which shows that my I also have an aboriginal heritage, as my Pop was part of the stolen generation.
Employment Solutions Team Leader
My fav thing about my job is feeling that I have a purpose and that I am able to help young adults find employment and gain skills. I am passionate about youth development - coming from South Africa (I arrived in Australia 6 years ago) where the unemployment is really high. I had first hand experience working in the sector to improve lives and feel really blessed to have the opportunity again in Australia