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Employment Pathways Advisor

New pilot program designed to facilitate employment pathways for young people aged between 15 to 24 years.

About the organisation

Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.

Since 1977, we’ve provided services in some of the most disadvantaged in our community.

We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research.

About the program

Jesuit Community College, is a nationally Registered Training Organisation (TOID 21800) and Victorian Learn Local Provider.

It is a key initiative of Jesuit Social Services, supporting people who face significant barriers to further learning and, or access to, employment as a result of their previous educational experience.

The College puts strong emphasis on providing flexible and supported training to meet individual learner needs, which provides opportunities for learners to develop their skills and which creates an education and training pathway that supports learners move towards further study, work or further involvement in their community.

The College engages with and supports people from a range of social and cultural backgrounds, to enter or re-enter education and training.

Many of these people face multiple and complex barriers to successful participation in education, training and employment.

These people include early school leavers, those who are unemployed, indigenous Australians, people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, people with multiple and complex needs, people at risk of homelessness, and people who have been engaged in the justice system.

About the role

Our “Step Into Employment” Program is a new pilot program designed to facilitate employment pathways for young people aged between 15 to 24 years who reside in and around the Richmond Housing Estates and are eligible to work.

The Employment Pathways Advisor will work closely with this cohort; secondary students, post-secondary students, those at risk of disengaging and partially attending school, young people seeking work experience, to engage in part-time, casual after school jobs or short term holiday jobs.

Young people looking for summer internships or practical placements as part of their course will also be supported.

Competitive remuneration, plus salary packaging benefit, is offered together with ongoing professional and career development.

Candidate Requirements

This role will suit a candidate with the following skills and experience:

  • Ability to liaise, network and communicate effectively with employers and community support services
  • Proven success in achieving employment outcomes for 15 to 24 year olds in a timely and responsive manner
  • Be results driven, passionate about performance and able to meet KPIs
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with young people and key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging with young people and have a broad understanding of non-vocational barriers, to improve their job readiness into employment
  • Sound knowledge and experience with building young people’s confidence, educating and preparing them with the necessary job search tools, techniques and strategies to help secure employment
  • Superior interpersonal and teamwork skills with the ability to work autonomously

What Jesuit Social Services can offer you:

  • A comprehensive Induction and Orientation program
  • Ongoing role related training and development
  • An organisation that lives their values, through our day to day work
  • A welcoming and supportive environment
  • Employee assistance program
  • A competitive salary plus salary packaging benefits
  • Generous leave

How to apply

For further information please contact Angela Angelopoulos on 0400 909 554.

Applicants are required to respond to each of the Key Selection Criteria, with names and contact numbers of two referees. Your responses to the selection criteria should be incorporated into your covering letter.

Please apply in confidence.

Applications close 5pm Friday 7 May 2021.

Applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date and may be subject to change without notice.

Jesuit Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

We celebrate and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, cultural background, age, gender, sexuality, disability or religious affiliation. 

Jesuit Social Services takes child protection seriously. We undertake multiple screening processes including appropriate reference and background checks, Working with Children Check and police checks to ensure the protection of children and young people in our care.

You are required to meet the behaviour standards outlined in our Code of Conduct.