We’re looking for a professional Employment Mentor with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a 12 month maximum term full-time basis until 30 June 2023, working 38 hours per week based in Heidelberg in the Northern Suburbs.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty.
For almost 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia.
We are passionate about the work we do.
We strive to create change that lasts for a more compassionate and just society - a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve.
The Employment Mentor works with eligible long-term jobseekers, including asylum seekers, refugees and migrants to support them into sustainable employment through pre- and post-placement support.
- Maintain and support a caseload of active jobseekers as required by the program’s KPIs and contribute to successful candidate employment outcomes through a strong focus on achieving employment placement and retention targets.
- Mentor jobseeker candidates to assess their suitability for the Jobs Victoria program. This includes monitoring candidate’s work rights through relevant Government agencies, conducting candidate intake including assessing skills, capabilities and support requirements; co-creating a goal plan with each candidate; and pre-employment coaching and support to enhance job readiness and employability skills.
- Provide active job search support and job search mentoring and preparation for interviews. As part of jobseeker’s work-readiness assessment, determine the needs of the jobseeker and connect them with a relevant services or support such as professional clothes support, obtaining drivers’ licence, Working with Children Checks, police checks, PPE etc.
Salary will be in the range of $65,126.51 to $70,076.33 per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Passion for supporting the mission of BSL, and delivering excellence in your role, are just the start.
To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for someone who has the following key skills and experiences:
- A strong track record of successfully supporting long-term jobseekers into sustainable employment, by providing pre-employment skills building, vocational guidance, social support and post placement support and delivery of contractual KPIs.
- Experience working with stakeholders in the employment, training or social services to ensure coordinated support and effective collaboration.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to build professionally supportive relationships with a broad range of jobseekers with diverse or complex backgrounds
- Willingness to travel as needed
- Demonstrated ability to deliver person-centered, co-designed support that can competently assess the needs of jobseekers and either deliver or refer to appropriate services as necessary
- Strong organizational and time management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
- Proven ability to work independently and as an effective team member to achieve goals.
- Demonstrated competency in the use of record management systems to record information, Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook programs.
- Understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood
- Extensive salary packaging options to reduce amount of tax you pay
- Career development opportunities
- Leave loading of 17.5%
- Flexible working arrangements
- Employee Assistance Program
BSL employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits. Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.
If this looks like a role that’s right for you, APPLY NOW or contact Angus Blackburn on 0428 028 226 for a confidential discussion.
Applications close: Friday the 30th September 2022 at 11:55 pm
To review the Position Description and to address the Key Selection Criteria, please click here.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence adheres to Government mandates in relation to COVID-19.
We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect. We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics. Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.