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Project Coordinator - Career Education

AMES Australia
  • Exciting new opportunity to manage the day to day operations of the Careers Education project
  • Part-time (0.9 FTE / 34.2 hours/week) maximum term contract to 30/06/2023
  • Based in a Melbourne CBD office location, however you will need to be able to work from home when required
  • You must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 to be considered for this position
  • Annual full-time equivalent salary of $80,702 + 10% super will be prorated

About the role

The Project Coordinator - Career Education will manage the day to day operations of the Careers Education project. The successful incumbent will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Opening Minds, Building Futures project; and for managing the day to operations to ensure that AMES Australia effectively meets the project objectives and key deliverables. The purpose of the Opening Minds, Building Futures - a career education project, is to engage, inform and empower young people to identify career goals currently not considered available to them and to build confidence in parents and school influencers advising them.

To be considered for this role, you will be able to demonstrate the following key selection criteria:

  • Minimum of a Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) endorsed Graduate Certificate in Career Counselling, Career Development, Education (Career Development) or similar field, and a minimum 3 years' career counselling experience, including demonstrated experience in project coordination
  • A current valid Driver Licence for Victoria, and access to your own car
  • A current valid Working with Children Check (Employee) for Victoria
  • Ability to commit to some after-hours work requirements and travel
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver a Career Development program for disadvantaged young people
  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to deliver project on time and in budget
  • Understanding of issues associated with CALD communities and in particular CALD young people at risk
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to mentor / coach, motivate, advocate and negotiate
  • Good stakeholder management skills, including the ability to gain commitment and support
  • Ability to synthesise complex information and data to inform documentation or activities and outcomes
  • Strong written skills to meet the needs of a range of audiences
  • Capacity to work with independence whilst retaining accountability for work undertaken
  • Previous experience providing Career Development programs to young people at risk in both a school and community setting (desirable)

benefits include:

  • Regular performance feedback and performance review process
  • Supportive environment and caring work culture with work/life balance
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Health and Well-being Program
  • Salary packaging (Full FBT employer) including: superannuation, Novated Leases, laptops, mobile phones, professional
    development, subscriptions and memberships, and briefcases
  • Flare Employee Discounts Program

To apply for this position please submit:

  • Your current resume
  • Cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined above

Interviews and other selection processes may commence before the closing date.

A position description is attached.

About us

AMES Australia is a statutory authority which specialises in the delivery of education, training, employment, settlement and community services to a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) client base.

AMES Australia is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

AMES Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and abides by the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Applicants must have the right to work in Australia. All offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory police check and provision of a current Working with Children Check (where required for position).

AMES Australia's Values are: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership, Human Rights

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