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Parents Pathway Support Worker

Apply now Job no: 984551
Work type: Fixed Term (Part Time)
Location: VIC
Categories: Community Services, Health Services - Psychologists & Counselling

  • 6 month Fixed Term Contract
  • Part-time, 22.8 hours per week , Monday, Tuesday & Friday
  • Location:  Wonthaggi, Gippsland

About Mission Australia

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 155 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Your Opportunity

In this role you will assist parents to gain sustainable employment and/or education by helping them overcome their vocational and non-vocational barriers.  Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and conduct assessments, educational and pre-employment activities to determine barriers for participants to assist them to gain further training and employment
  • Develop and record individual Pathway Plans for participants and regularly review Pathway Plan to determine the effectiveness of interventions and identify further areas of assistance if required
  • Develop relationships with participants, provide encouragement and motivation to help participants maintain employment and overcome initial issues or concerns
  • Provide advice to participants on all elements of the job search process including resume and interview preparation, applications and Centrelink compliance
  • Develop and implement group training workshops including literacy, numeracy, oral communication, computer literacy and other employability skills
  • Establish a strong knowledge of the local employment market and identify suitable clients to meet local business needs
  • Develop relationships with training and specialist service providers, to assist in the referral of participants
  • Refer participants to suitable vocational and non-vocational programs and other tailored intervention strategies including training, counselling, government agencies, providers

Position Requirements

To be successful in this role, you will need to possess:

  • Tertiary qualifications in community services, employment services, career counselling, health, or
  • related field is advantageous
  • Experience in Family Services, Jobactive Services and/or case management is desirable
  • Experience in working with vulnerable people
  • A proven track record in achieving KPIs
  • Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office packages and other operating systems
  • Flexibility to travel across a region as required
  • A current Driver’s Licence

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check.

In addition there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for work with children, and, as such, prohibited persons cannot apply for this role.

Culture and Benefits:

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Purchase additional annual leave
  • Discounted childcare rates of up to 15% at participating Centres (conditions apply)
  • Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers: Coles, Harvey Norman, Apple, Dell & many more
  • Free, confidential counselling service
  • Volunteering opportunities

Click "APPLY NOW" noting applications closes midnight 22nd November, 2018.

Download File Parent Pathway Support Worker - Vic.pdf

For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

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