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Employment Programs Performance Specialist

Apply now Job no: 985116
Work type: Permanent (Full Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Compliance, Audit & Risk

  • Use your sound reporting and interpersonal skills to support employment programs across Australia to meet and exceed quality and performance standards
  • Competitive remuneration with additional not-for-profit salary packaging benefits
  • Make a meaningful difference to 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 160 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

As our Employment Programs Performance Specialist, you will be responsible for maintaining Mission Australia’s delivery of high performing programs which prepare vulnerable people for participation in the workforce and assist them to obtain and sustain employment.

You will also provide support to our Quality Specialist in administering contracts, overseeing consistent and efficient reporting and maintaining strong relationships with the Australian Government funder agencies.

Reporting to the Employment Programs Manager, your responsibilities will be to:

  • Analyse performance data to derive insights on trends, emerging risks and opportunities
  • Provide recommendations based on reporting results to improve performance and ensure contract requirements are met
  • Identify, analyse and mitigate risks and issues associated with program performance
  • Ensure compliance with national employment contracts, polices and guidelines
  • Provide performance related input to audits, accreditation, reports to support our employment programs managers
  • Ensure reporting submitted internally are consistent, accurate, timely and meet the expected standards

Requirements for Success

  • Tertiary qualifications in human services, management or related field
  • Proven ability to analyse complex business performance data and develop solutions and proactive strategies for improving performance
  • Sound experience in account management, business development, government relations or contract management
  • Experience in a management or advisory capacity with employment programs preferably targeted to people with vulnerabilities
  • Proven ability to influence and motivate others to make good behavioural changes to achieve quality results
  • Sound judgement and proven ability to exercise autonomy as appropriate, with limited direction from senior leaders
  • Proven ability to communicate complex information, in a simple yet compelling way, both in writing and verbally to multiple audiences

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 email  or phone (02) 9217 1075.

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 PD - Employment Programs Performance Specialist.pdf. For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

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.

Applications close midnight, Sunday 23 June 2019.

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