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Recruitment and Field Officer - African and Pasifika Islander Background Funding

Brotherhood of St Laurence

Summary of program and its objectives:

The Work, Economic Security and Social Inclusion (WESSI) department is one of eight departments at the Brotherhood that has responsibility for assisting people who are unemployed to access opportunities to live and work independently through effective, high quality employment and training and support programs. WESSI department also advocates for appropriate and innovative community responses to employment and related issues. The department includes a diverse range of services and initiatives to help people into work and to strengthen families, individuals and communities – these services and programs are delivered from a range of locations across Melbourne. The Given the Chance Jobs Victoria Program specifically, is funded by the Victorian government to assist long-term job seekers into sustainable work. 

Main responsibilities of the role:

This position is to act as a positive role model and work together with program staff and stakeholders to help prepare long time job seekers for employment opportunities with a focus on young people with an African and Pasifika Islander background. They will accomplish this through liaising with our community organisation partners delivering the African and Pasifika Islander Background Funding as part of our Jobs Victoria Employment Network Program.

To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:


  • Relevant qualifications and/or experience in social work, community development, coaching or training
  • Demonstrated experience in coaching young people in their career goals and guidance
  • Relevant experience in knowledge of all aspects of job readiness
  • Proven experience working with members of the African and/or Pasifika Islander community and engaging them in voluntary programs to achieve employment outcomes
  • Ability to develop job readiness that is needs-based and effective for our clients
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships and liaise across all levels both internally, externally and with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience in working in innovative programs with a high degree of autonomy
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve problems and make appropriate recommendations
  • Well-developed organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Expertise and competency in Microsoft office programs including word, excel and outlook and client databases
  • Understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood

This is a part time position working 30.4 hours per week on a 11 months maximum term

Salary will be in the range of $60,297.64 to $64,880.40 per annum pro rata, based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.

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