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Jobs Victoria Advocate - Community

Melton City Council
  • Full Time Fixed Term Position until June 2023
  • Salary Range $94,283 - $105,385 per annum + 9.5% Super + RDO

About Melton City Council

The City of Melton is a place where everyone belongs. Our community is vibrant and diverse and one of the fastest developing in Australia. Our organisation strives to provide our community with state of the art, excellent amenity, health and wellbeing and to support our community to be a lifelong learning city. We invest in innovation and our people’s professional and personal development. We offer generous leave and flexibility that best suits your lifestyle and a collaborative and inclusive culture. You’ll be able to work close to home and have new cafes and shops opening every day amongst the heritage buildings and open green spaces of one of Melbourne’s fastest growing municipalities.

The Opportunity

Council are seeking a Jobs Advocate to prioritise culturally and linguistically diverse community members, women, mature aged community members and people with disability, based within Community Activation and Learning team who will contribute to the Victorian Government’s enhanced Jobs Victoria employment support program. Funded through Jobs Victoria you will play an important face-to-face navigation role.

Key Responsibilities

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Help people navigate employment, training and community services by proactively connecting with people face to face where they are, in their local communities and streamline their service experience.
  • Connect with job seekers who may need assistance to prepare for or secure suitable and sustainable employment and/or ensure they are aware of the supports available.
  • Identify service delivery gaps for job seekers and proactively seek ways to improve service delivery.
  • Keep accurate records and maintain data integrity for reporting purposes.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a social work, human services or human resource-related discipline or extensive experience in a community employment service or setting
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the employment, education and/or community services system
  • Resource, source and facilitate brokerage partnerships and/or use of specialist services where required for the delivery of programs
  • An understanding of delivering externally funded projects and milestone reporting

Culture and Values

Our vision for our community is to be: “a thriving community where everyone belongs” and that means there’s a place here for you too. Our organisational values represent us as an established growth Council and the values are reflected in everything we do; our decision-making, our actions and our service provision to the community. Council has a diverse and vibrant organisation and we’d love to have you join us to help shape a city for the future.

We are Vibrant MELTON. Our values are:

  • Motivate
  • Empower
  • Lead
  • Trust
  • Open
  • Nurture


There are a number of great reasons why our people love working at Melton City Council:

  • 19 Day Month
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Extensive Career Development & Leadership Programs
  • 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carer Leave
  • Family Room available including Breastfeeding Facilities (Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace accredited)
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Social Club Activities
  • Subsidised Uniforms

To read more about our benefits visit https://meltoncity-staff-benefits.applynow.net.au/

How to Apply

For further information about the position, please contact Kristie Lawson, Coordinator Young Communities on 0407 337 124.

To view Position Description and to apply, click Apply Now.

To be eligible for employment at Melton City Council you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or be legally entitled to work in Australia.

At Melton City Council we care for our people, we’re committed to the professional growth of our employees and support balance and flexibility. If you want to work with talented, passionate people and build a thriving and vibrant community, we encourage you to apply. We strongly encourage job applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

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