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Parents Pathway Support Worker

Apply now Job no: 985022
Work type: Fixed Term (Full Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services

  • Full -Time Fixed Term Contract – Until June 2021
  • Gordon Location
  • Opportunity to help the lives of Australians in need

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

ParentsNext helps eligible parents to plan and prepare for employment by the time their children go to school. ParentsNext providers work with parents to help them set education and employment goals, develop a pathway to achieve their goals and link them to services and activities in the local community.

This is an exciting program, where you can make a real difference in people’s life and assist and support the most vulnerable in our community.

Your key responsibilities will to:

  • Conduct assessments to determine participants existing vocational and non-vocational barriers to employment.
  • Develop and conduct educational and pre-employment activities for participants that will assist them to gain further training or employment.
  • Monitor the flow of participants into the service and work with Centrelink, Jobactive providers and relevant agencies.
  • Develop relationships with participants to allow suitable initiatives to be undertaken and ongoing support maintained
  • Establish a strong knowledge of the local employment market and identify suitable clients to meet local business needs.

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 working with vulnerable people.
  • A proven track record in achieving KPIs.
  • 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

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 (02) 9219 2016.

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 Position Description via Download File Parent Pathway Support Worker PD- ACT Oct 2018.pdf

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

Applications close midnight, Tuesday 25th of June 2019.



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