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Employment Consultant- Preston

The Salvation Army
  • Work in a tough but rewarding environment
  • Contribute to a high performing team
  • Make a tangible difference in people's lives through helping them gain employment

Start your career with The Salvation Army today!

We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values. If you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.

ABOUT US

The Salvation Army is one of Australia’s largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

At the Salvation Army Employment Plus (EPlus), our experienced employment teams have been empowering people to find the right job since 1998 as part of the Australian Government's Employment Services network. We've worked with over 200,000 businesses across Australia and seen well over half a million Australians successfully placed in employment.

At Employment Plus we drive high performance with a forward thinking, results driven culture, that you will be proud to be a part of. Whilst we are a not-for-profit organisation with a strong dedication to helping people find work, we operate in a highly competitive market and as such, aiming to exceed required targets is vital for all our employees.

About the role

  • Manage a high-volume caseload of job seekers
  • Actively engage with 'work ready' job seekers to secure sustainable employment outcomes including reverse marketing to employers
  • Clearly identify and address barriers preventing jobseekers from being job ready
  • Create and deliver engaging group sessions aimed at getting your participants motivated and job ready
  • Provide participants with the tools and confidence to enter the workforce
  • Apply strong problem-solving skills and resilience to maximise employment outcomes

About you

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in case management
  • Ability to overcome objections and break down barriers that exist for people who are unemployed
  • You are a confident and trustworthy self-starter who thrives on the opportunity to achieve meaningful results and problem solve
  • Experience in facilitating group training and information sessions
  • Ability to think on your feet and adapt to challenging situations and an ever-changing environment
  • Demonstrated experience in achieving and exceeding business KPI's and targets
  • Computer skills and knowledge of MS Office is essential

What we offer

  • An opportunity for a 9-day fortnight or an accrued day off every 4 weeks
  • Enjoy generous tax-free salary packaging benefits
  • Discounted health and fitness programs through Fitness Passport
  • Up to 8 weeks leave per year through our purchase leave scheme
  • Generous Parental Leave offering of 12 weeks
  • Up to 5 days paid leave per year to support a TSA program or activity
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Ongoing training and development

Employment Services experience is highly valued however, we would love to hear from you if you have experience in retail, recruitment or similar fast paced results focused service environments.

A current Working with Children Check or relevant state equivalent is a mandatory requirement for this position. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a police check, it is not mandatory to have a clear criminal history.

If the above sounds like you, apply today and complete the online application including a cover letter addressing the above requirements.
The Salvation Army requires all employees and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our community. We also adhere to all current and future health directives that affect our employees. Please consider this requirement when applying to a position at The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army Employment Plus is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people. We value people of all cultures, languages, capacities, sexual orientations, gender identities and/or expressions. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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