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Work and Learning Centre Employment Advisor

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Work type: Maximum Term Full-Time
Location: Shepparton
Categories: Community Development, Employment Services


  • Improve your take-home pay by using salary packaging options – up to $18,500 can be packaged every year (details via AccessPay)!
  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounted health insurance and free flu shots each year

We’re looking for a Work and Learning Centre Employment Advisor with relevant experience who wants to join our team of 1500 employees and 1000 volunteers to make a difference on a maximum term full-time contract until 30 June 2025 based at our Mooroopna Office.


Work and Learning Centre Advisor works as part of a small team to provide factual hands on recruitment support in preparing clients to access employment and training opportunities. The Advisor will provide support that will increase the capacity of clients, delivering non-accredited workshops in job search skills and running end-to-end screening and preparation for positions brokered by the Centre.
  • undertake assessments to identify the client’s employment history, vocational goals, aspirations, barriers to employment and readiness for work
  • identify, screen, shortlist and interview suitable candidates for positions and develop activities and tools for assessing job readiness capabilities
  • place clients into jobs and provide post placement support to job seekers and to their employers to help them perform appropriately, identifying additional support that can be offered to prevent placement failure
  • develop individual plans for clients/jobseekers that outline their pathways to employment based on their occupational interests and aptitudes and advise and assist them on all elements of the job search process, including resume development, job applications and interview preparation
  • provide regular ongoing support to jobseekers to keep them focused on their employment and training goals and to prepare them for upcoming employment opportunities.

Salary will be in the range of $74,531.95 to $80,194.32 per annum per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation.


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 Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty. For over 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia. We are made up of 1500+ employees and 1000+ volunteers to make a difference in our communities.


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:

  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships and liaise across all levels both internally, externally and with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently whilst contributing to, and supporting, the team's goals
  • Experience delivering training workshops and facilitating diverse groups, such as young adults, refugees, people from non-English speaking backgrounds, people with disabilities, older jobseekers, and the long term unemployed
  • Well-developed organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlines


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 you have any questions about the role or want more clarification, please contact Sophie Douglas on 0490 120 245 for a confidential discussion.

Please review the Position Description to address the Key Selection Criteria.

Applications close: Monday, 4 March 2024 at 11:55 pm

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.

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