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Parents Pathway Support Worker

Apply now Job no: 984783
Work type: Fixed Term (Full Time)
Location: VIC
Categories: Community Services

  • 6 months Fixed Term Contract
  • Full-time, 38 hours per week, Monday to Friday
  • Location:  Traralgon/Warragul

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 in obtaining sustainable employment and/or education through helping them to overcome vocational and non-vocational barriers to employment.  In addition, you will provide relief support to other sites across the region.  Key responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct assessments to determine participants existing vocational and non-vocational barriers to employment
  • Develop and conduct education and pre-employment activities for participants that will assist them to gain further training or employment
  • Develop and record individual Pathway Plans for participants and review Pathway Plans on a regular basis in order to determine the effectiveness of interventions and to identify further areas of intervention or assistance if required
  • Refer participants to suitable vocational and non-vocational programs and other tailored intervention strategies including training, counselling, government agencies and providers and work experience to address barriers to employment
  • Provide advice to participants on all elements of the job search process including resume, interview applications and preparation and Centrelink compliance requirements
  • 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, both internal and external, to assist in the referral of participants

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 working with vulnerable people
  • A proven track record in achieving KPIs
  • Experience in Family Services, Jobactive Services or case management is desirable
  • 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 14th February, 2019.

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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