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Part-Time Parents Pathway Support Worker - ParentsNext Program

Apply now Job no: 985005
Work type: Fixed Term (Part Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services

  • Fixed Term PT Contract – Flexible days (22.8 hours per week)
  • NFP Salary Packaging Available
  • Griffith location

 About Us

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

Your role will be to empower parents in gaining sustainable employment and/or education through helping them overcome their vocational and non-vocational barriers to employment. Additionally, the role provides relief support to other Mission Australia (MA) sites across the region as required.

Your key responsibilities will to:

  • Determine existing barriers to employment and/or education
  • Develop activities that will assist with training or employment
  • Develop relationships with all stakeholders to deliver positive outcomes
  • Contribute to the effective development of the program through involvement of interagency meetings and forums
  • Assist and empower your clients in achieving their goals

Requirements for Success

  • Experience in Family Services, Jobactive Services or case management is desirable.
  • Tertiary qualifications in community services, employment services, career counselling, health, or
  • related field is advantageous.
  • Experience in working with vulnerable people.
  • Experience in administration.
  • 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 if you haven’t completed one in the last 12 months.

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 & 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.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted childcare rates with participating centres
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Paid parental leave and opportunity to purchase additional annual leave

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.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via phone on (02) 92192016.

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’ and send your cover letter and resume today.

For more information, feel free to view the Job Description via Download File Community Service Employees Level 2.pdf

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

Applications close midnight, Monday 29th of April 2019.


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