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Skills and Employment Coordinator


Employer: Sandgate and Bracken Ridge Action Group Inc. (SANDBAG)
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: HR & Employment Services, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Brisbane & Gold Coast

Job posted on: 13 February, 2019.
Applications close: 22 February, 2019.

  •  Join a highly regarded not-for-profit in North Brisbane that is a flexible workplace
  • $40.24 per hour plus super and salary packaging
  • 4 days per week
  • Immediate Start

Are you a highly motivated professional who wants to help people harness their full potential?

Do you want to make a genuine and lasting difference to people facing barriers into employment?

If the answer is yes, this is a fantastic opportunity to work for SANDBAG, an independent not-for-profit organisation based in Sandgate.

About SANDBAG

The Sandgate and Bracken Ridge Action Group Incorporated, known as SANDBAG Inc. is a community based organisation that has been working within the Brisbane North Community for the past 25 years.

We aim to create community connections that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities and engage with people experiencing adversity due to poverty, homelessness, mental illness, domestic violence, disability, and discrimination due to age, gender or sexual orientation. SANDBAG works to break down barriers that exclude people from housing, healthcare, employment, meaningful connections, and to give people a voice. We assist and support individuals to access a safe space, resolve crisis, break social isolation, access health and community services, and build community.

Working developmentally, our values strongly drive not only what we do but how we do it. Actively living these values underpins the approach of all those who work for or are connected with the organisation.

The Position:

We are seeking a dedicated and proactive Skills and Employment Coordinator to lead our Skills and Employment team. This is a hands on role, working collaboratively within the team and the broader organisation, you will facilitate a range of job readiness and employment activities including group work, training and individual support to a diverse range of job seekers. You will also manage the day to day administration of the program and the coordination of program staff.

To be successful in the role you will demonstrate:

Essential:

  • Demonstrated experience facilitating effective face to face employment related training to adult learners both individually and in groups (of up to 30 at a time);
  • Experience coordinating a team;
  • The ability to support and motivate diverse job seekers facing multiple barriers to employment;
  • The ability to maximise employment outcomes for participants and quickly gain knowledge of the local labour market
  • Highly developed relationship management and interpersonal skills and confident dealing with a range of stakeholders, including funding bodies;
  • Excellent written communication skills and the ability to develop learning resources and materials
  • Computer literacy skills including MS office and use of social media platforms
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Highly Desirable:

  • Experience in supporting people with barriers into employment
  • Bachelor of Human Services/ Social Work or similar

The successful candidate will also have:

  • A current National Police Clearance (Blue and Yellow Card) or willingness to obtain
  • A current Drivers Licence
  • Working rights within Australia
How to apply for this job

For a copy of the position description or for more information please contact Natalie Meynink, Compliance/HR Officer ph: 3269 0277 or email nmeynink@sandbag.org.au using the subject line: Skills and Employment Coordinator application via EthicalJobs.

To apply submit a cover letter and resume by COB Friday 22nd February 2019.

Applications will be considered as they arrive, so early application will be advantageous.

SANDBAG strives to employ people who reflect the diversity of the individuals and communities we work with. People from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds and People with a Disability are encouraged to apply.