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Jobs Victoria Advocate

Springvale Learning and Activities Centre Inc

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION

Springvale Learning and Activities Centre aims  to enable the disadvantaged people in our community to break the cycle of poverty, isolation and/or poor health and reach their full potential through learning and skills development, direct assistance, effective services and facilitated community connections.

Established back in 1945, the organisation has stayed true to its values of Integrity, Excellence and Innovation.

We place a high priority to supporting the community members achieve successful pathways to economic and social participation.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Jobs Victoria Advocates Program aims to:

  • Assist Victorians prepare for and secure employment through the provision of information, referral and connection supports
  • Mobilise an agile and proactive workforce to identify Victorians in need of support across the state
  • Contribute to a more coordinated and streamlined service experience for jobseekers

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are seeking to recruit a passionate Jobs Advocate to work in the local community to support and assist Victorian jobseekers, so they know where they can go to find the information, advice and support they need to move into sustainable work.

The role is defined by the partnership agreement with the Brotherhood of St Laurence and funded through Jobs Victoria.  The Jobs Advocate will play an important face-to-face navigation role in local communities across the Cities of Greater Dandenong and Casey, work in collaboration with the community development team at SLAC and receive the support and professional development from the Jobs Advocates Regional Facilitator employed by the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

The ideal candidate will advocate effectively on behalf of jobseekers to ensure they are connected with services that can help them prepare and secure work.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Relevant experience: Previous community engagement experience and/or knowledge of best practice community engagement principles and practice

High level of interpersonal skills: Demonstrated ability to understand and identify a range of client needs using a client-centred approach; capacity to deal sensitively and intelligently with difficult issues

Strong communication skills: Demonstrated experience engaging and communicating with groups of people, tailoring communication to suit specific cohorts, verbally and in writing.

Negotiation and influence skills: Ability to influence and gain cooperation of internal and external stakeholders to create and maintain mutually beneficial relationships

Adaptation and problem-solving skills: Demonstrated resilience adapting to changing environments; proposes innovative solutions to identified problems

Organisational skills and teamwork: Ability to effectively plan and manage multiple tasks independently and as part of a team; ability to work collaboratively to achieve outcomes

Current driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle

Valid Working with Children Check card Successful Police Check.

Should you have any questions regarding the role or to request a copy of the job description, please contact Christine on christine.h@springvalelac.org.au, using the subject line: Jobs Victoria Advocate enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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