Parent Engagement Facilitator

Hours: Full time maximum term of 12 months at 38 hours per week

Location: Broadmeadows

Applications close: Saturday, 12 August 2017 at 11pm

An exciting opportunity exists for a Parent Engagement Facilitator to support parents to enter into the labour market.

Summary of program and its objectives

The Work and Learning Division of the Brotherhood of St. Laurence (BSL) delivers high quality employment, training and support programs to assist people to gain work. BSL also advocates for appropriate and innovative community responses to employment and related issues.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has received funding from the Australian Government to deliver ParentsNext project in the City of Hume. This project works with parents to help them to identify their education and employment goals, develop a pathway to achieve their goals and links them to activities and services in the local community. More information about this program can be accessed on the Department of Employment's website

This program will be delivered from all ParentsNext sites, and occasionally other sites in the City of Hume, depending on the needs of participants.

Main responsibilities of the role

The Parent Engagement Facilitator will engage with parents participating in the ParentsNext project to help them to identify their employment goals, and work with them to achieve their goals and/or address any barriers. In addition, the incumbent will establish and maintain referral pathways and relationships with local service providers, local government, community organisations, other agencies or volunteer mentors so that participating parents get access to high quality activities and services.

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:

  • a strong track record of successfully supporting disadvantaged jobseekers into sustainable employment, training, work experience or volunteering, including providing encouragement, case work support and career planning and guidance
  • good interpersonal and communication skills with the capability to build constructive relationships with a broad range of people from CALD backgrounds
  • strong organisational and time-management skills, including an ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description.

The position is full time at 38 hours per week (maximum term 12 months). Salary will be between $58,006 to $62,740 per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay. Leave loading of 17.5% of ordinary rate of pay is offered, as well as free parking.

For further information about the role please view the Parent Engagement Facilitator position description (PDF, 277kb) or phone Victoria Haggerston on (03) 9915 7320.

To apply

Applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire »

Email written applications to: recruitment(at)

Applications Close: Saturday, 12 August 2017 at 11pm 

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.

Application process

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. 

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Please note:

  • 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) 
  • 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) or visit Jobs at the Brotherhood on our website.

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