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Transition Officer – Strive

Are you passionate about advocating for young people to secure employment opportunities?

  • Part time (0.5 EFT) role
  • Hoppers Crossing location, with travel across the region and Collingwood required

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 key initiative of Jesuit Social Services.

For people facing significant barriers to learning, the College provides opportunities for personal development, a solid foundation for further education and training and connection to a community of learning.

Transition to Work is a service to assist young people aged 15-24 years who are not in employment or education.

The Transition to Work service provides intensive, pre-employment support to improve the Work readiness of young people and to help them into work (including Apprenticeships or Traineeships) or education.

The service has a strong focus on helping young people to understand what is expected in the workplace and to develop the skills, attitudes and behaviours expected by Employers.

About the role

Are you passionate about advocating for young people to secure employment opportunities?

As a Transition Officer – STRIVE, you will be responsible for working with a group of up to 35 young job seekers (0.5 EFT) at any one time, assisting the development of their employability skills, to prepare them for employment or education.

This is a part time position based in Hoppers Crossing with travel to other locations as required.

If you have what it takes and have a passion to use your skills to build and maintain a platform that will enable delivery excellence in the present, and growth of our ‘inclusion’ activities into the future, we would love to hear from you.

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

Candidate requirements

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Minimum 12 months’ experience in Jobactive, Disability Employment Service or Transition to Work (essential)
  • Demonstrated experience (or capacity) to improve job-readiness of young jobseekers into employment
  • Proven success in achieving employment outcomes for young jobseekers, by advocating on their behalf to employers, to secure suitable work opportunities
  • The ability to successfully communicate, liaise and network with employers to identify vacancies and to develop ongoing service relationships and partnerships
  • To provide pre- and post-placement support on a fortnightly basis to young job seekers placed into employment or training to ensure sustainability
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders in government, the private and the community sectors.
  • Personal drive, passion and commitment to achieve the best outcomes for the people Jesuit Social Services is seeking to assist.
  • Understanding and sympathy with the mission and ethos of Jesuit Social Services

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 Peter Sheko, Program Administration Coordinator on m: 0428 469 510.

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 at 5pm, Sunday 14 March 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.