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Employment Advisor - Wollongong

Mission Australia
  • Permanent Part-time opportunity working 3 full days a week
  • Location: Wollongong NSW
  • Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need

Life at Mission Australia 

When you join the team at Mission Australia, you become part of a community who are determined to end homelessness and ensure people in need can thrive. United by our Christian purpose and values, we stand together with anyone who needs us, for as long as they need us. Find out more about us and our purpose

Your Opportunity

Mission Australia’s Disability Employment Service helps people with a disability, injury or health condition to find a job and continues to support them while they transition to ongoing employment. The service also supports employers with training and assistance to maintain the relationship – including wage subsidies, and workplace modifications.

Our team in Wollongong are currently looking for an Employment Advisor to promote and support the growth of this service.  This is a permanent part time role, working Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.   

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting and assisting job seekers with pre-employment activities and providing job-matching opportunities
  • Provision of post-placement support to both job seekers and employers
  • Sales and marketing activities to promote the service and drive placements
  • Developing and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Requirements for Success

With an established background in either employment services, sales or business development, you will be a confident and capable professional, able to see value in all people and priding yourself on your ability to work from a strengths-based framework.

To be successful in this role, your capabilities will include:

  • Ability to establish rapport and build relationships quickly and effectively with jobseekers, employers and potential employers
  • Marketing and promotion of job seekers including introduction to employers and interview support
  • Facilitation of ongoing support and connectedness between job seekers and their employer – ensuring requirements are being met
  • Confidence to establish and maintain strong networks within the community – including training organisations and employment-ready services
  • Experience working within and achieving KPIs
  • A flexible, “can do” attitude and ability to be responsive and agile in a highly diverse role
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to engage, advise and influence
  • Strong time management and prioritisation skills; able to juggle multiple tasks at once
  • Outside the box thinking – creating and implementing new sources of client streams
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Suite; strong administrative background
  • A diploma or degree in Health, Disability, Human Resources or similar would be beneficial
  • Current Working with Children Check

Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people. 

Our culture 

Our innovative and inclusive culture will ensure you feel valued at Mission Australia as you help Australians in need and develop in your career.  

We’re committed to the safety and wellbeing of each other and the people we serve. 

We recognise and respect diversity. So, whoever you are, if you’re skilled and actively support our purpose and values, you would be welcome at Mission Australia. 

Find out more about a career with Mission Australia

If you have a disability and need support, please email talentattraction@missionaustralia.com.au, using the subject line: Employment Advisor - Wollongong enquiry via EthicalJobs

Your benefits 

  • Rewarding work – every day you know you’re making a real difference 
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging, reducing your tax (details via AccessPay)  
  • Generous discounts with health insurance and major retailers  
  • Free external, confidential counselling and access to chaplaincy support

How to Apply

View the Position Description Download File Employment Advisor Wollongong.pdf and click “Apply now”. We will respond to your application.  

Applications are shortlisted as they are received. Please apply as soon as possible to be considered. Thank you 

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