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Aboriginal Employment Mentor - Multiple Locations


Are you looking for a role where you can make a difference?

SYC delivers employment services at over 50 locations throughout Australia. The Aboriginal Employment Mentor actively engages with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants across SYC’s Employment Services caseload. This role will benefit from providing support to motivate, upskill, and secure sustainable and compliant employment outcomes while working within a supportive and results driven team.

This is a mobile role, and the successful candidate will work across: Preston, Heidelberg, Epping and Altona.

In this role, you’ll be part of a supportive and result driven team who are dedicated to our vision of wellbeing, independence and opportunity for everyone. Key responsibilities for this role include but not limited to:

  • Building relationships with employers, Aboriginal organisations and communities, Registered Training Organisations and Apprenticeship Support Australia centres
  • Actively engaging with employers, key employees, and participants to secure sustainable employment outcomes.
  • Attending careers, indigenous and other networking events to promote SYC Employment Services
  • Providing mentoring support to positively address challenges which may place employment at risk.

About You

As someone who enjoys working autonomously within a broader team environment, you will be passionate about developing relationships with employers, relevant stakeholders, and participants to develop skills and access activities generating new pathways to employment. You will be outcomes focused and enjoy the challenge of meeting targets and deadlines. The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Previous experience working effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients of all ages, including those with high level and complex needs is highly desirable
  • Strong engagement skills, with the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills with well-developed interpersonal, verbal, and written skills, and the ability to conduct client assessments, developing case plans and case notes and report writing
  • Self-motivation and initiative, with well-developed organisational skills and the ability to meet deadlines and attend to multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Interpersonal, conflict resolution and negotiation skills along with the ability to identify innovative and lateral solutions to problems.
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g., Coaching or Mentoring, Training and Assessment, Employment Services or Community Services) is desirable
  • Must have a current and valid driver's licence and your own registered vehicle with a 4 or 5 star ANCAP safety rating.

For this role, you will need to:

  • Be willing to complete a Working with Children Check and National Police Check
  • Have possession of a current valid Driver’s Licence and willingness to drive
  • Be eligible to work in Australia

Why join Team SYC?

  • Increase your pay with Salary Packaging options.
  • Vehicle allowance
  • Career development opportunities
  • Enjoy an additional day off to celebrate your Birthday*
  • Wellbeing leave
  • Access an additional one week of paid leave each year, through SYC loyalty leave*
  • Stay healthy with discounted Corporate Private Health Cover
  • Access our free and confidential Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounted gym membership for all employees
  • Retail and Entertainment discount vouchers
  • Enjoy special benefits with Beaurepaires

*Qualifying periods and terms apply.

About us

SYC exists so everyone can succeed.

‍We invest back into the community, helping tens of thousands of people every year to create a life without disadvantage, to build sustainable independence and to experience wellbeing in all areas of their lives.

A non-profit human services organisation, SYC was founded in 1958 to support young people experiencing disadvantage in Adelaide. We now operate nationally, supporting more than 57,000 people annually with housing, education, employment, justice, health and disability services.

We are proud to work with people who are passionate and professional, who encourage and value diversity, who are courageous, creative and, most importantly, believe in people’s potential.Our vision of wellbeing, independence and opportunity for everyone encompasses the people we work with, as well as the people who work for SYC.

If you match the criteria above, we want to hear from you!

To apply please complete the application process by clicking the Apply Now button.

We’re proud to be a Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to respond to every applicant.

Please complete the requested work history on the application page (you are encouraged to detail any (and all) certificates or licence(s) information under the education section) and attach your resume.

SYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud of our diverse workforce. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people with disability to apply. If you require assistance completing your application, please contact our recruitment team who will be happy to support you via [email protected] using the subject line: Aboriginal Employment Mentor - Multiple Locations enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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