Labour Market Facilitation Officer
Hours: Full time, maximum term of 12 months at 38 hours per week
Applications close: Monday, 2 April 2018 at 5pm
An exciting opportunity exists to engage with local employers and other local stakeholders, sourcing employment and work experience opportunities for young people living within Hume.
Summary of program and its objectives
The Through School to Work transition area has a focus on developing programs that ensure that young people have the opportunity to engage in education, training and employment. The Youth Transitions department focusses on young people aged 15 and over, who are disconnected from education or employment, to make the crucial step into the world of work.
The Transition to Work (TTW) program provides young job seekers aged 15-21 with intensive one-on-one support to gain employment or to continue their education. Funded by the Australian Government, more information on this program may be accessed at Transition to Work website.
Main responsibilities of the role
The role of the Labour Market Facilitation Officer is to engage with local employers and other local stakeholders, to identify and source employment and work experience opportunities for young people living within Hume.
The role forms part of the Youth Transitions to Work team and works with other key local stakeholders in the ongoing development and delivery of the TTW program. The position is seconded to the Brotherhood’s partner - Hume City Council. The role will be located at Hume City Council to enable natural synergies of benefit to young people in the program by way of shared networks, community involvement, integrated support and cross-referrals.Further detail regarding program practice is included in the TTW Practice Guide, which all program staff members are expected to follow.
To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:
- relevant tertiary qualification and/or appropriate experience is essential – preferably in the Human Resources, youth, community, employment, or education sectors
- demonstrated knowledge of labour market, recruitment trends, employer expectations and youth unemployment and experience in developing successful strategies to transition young people into work
- demonstrated experience in developing and managing professional employer relationships to achieve successful recruitment/reverse marketing of disadvantaged jobseekers
- a proven track record in achieving employment outcomes for disadvantaged jobseekers with proven ability to identify employer needs and requirements and to successfully match prospective candidates to roles appropriate to their skills and capabilities.
- highly developed interpersonal and communication skills to liaise with a broad range of people at all levels and from diverse backgrounds. An ability to communicate effectively with people who have limited English skills is essential
- strong organisational and time management skills and an ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
- highly developed administration and computer skills and competency in Microsoft programs
- demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective team member to achieve goals
- current Victorian driver’s licence
- understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood
- proof of eligibility to work in Australia is required
- a satisfactory Police Check is required; the Brotherhood will facilitate this process.
This is a full time maximum term position working 38 hours per week for a 12 month period. Salary will be between $61,320 to $67,878 per annum, based on skills and experience. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available.
For further information about the role please view the Labour Market Facilitation Officer position description (PDF, 277 kb) or phone Elysia Delaine on 0447 117 457.
Applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire »
Email written applications to: recruitment(at)bsl.org.au
Applications Close: Monday, 2 April 2018 at 5pm
The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation. Applicants should be aware that as required, we conduct police and working with children checks as we acknowledge the importance of Child Safety.
In making an application for a position at the Brotherhood all applicants must:
- read the position description
- provide a brief cover letter
- complete the application process as specified in the vacancy. Failure to complete the application process as specified in the vacancy may result in rejection of your application.
- provide a current resume outlining your work history, details of any relevant qualifications and licences and two referees, either current or most recent Manager.
- recommended applicants will be required to undertake Psychometric testing. Further assessments may include skills testing and presentations.
Applicants not shortlisted for interview will be contacted as soon as practicably possible.
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Police and Working With Children Checks
The Brotherhood works with children, youth and vulnerable people and requires all staff to undertake a Police Check and, where applicable, a Working with Children check, prior to commencement. A person's criminal history does not automatically exclude an individual from working or volunteering at the Brotherhood. Police Checks are administered and paid for by the Brotherhood.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
- For more information or assistance with your application, please contact the Human Resources Team on (03) 9483 2444 or email: recruitment(at)bsl.org.au
- The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you would like some more information about our recruitment process or require assistance with your application please contact our recruitment team at recruitment(at)bsl.org.au or visit Jobs at the Brotherhood on our website.