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DES Employment Consultant

  • Industry leading salary PLUS salary packaging and attractive employee benefits
  • Highly rewarding role with the ability to make a difference in others’ lives
  • Position based in St Albans with the ability to work from home initially

Westgate Community Initiatives Group Ltd (WCIG) is a well-known, community based not for profit organisation that is committed to creating practical responses to unemployment in the north-eastern and western regions of Melbourne and Geelong. We are currently looking for an experienced employment services superstar to join our team in St Albans on a full-time basis. Please note that employment will initially be on a 0.8 FTE basis.

The Role:

Reporting to the DES Site Manager, this is a pivotal position that aims to place people with a psychiatric, sensory, and/or physical disability into full-award wage employment and assist them in maintaining that employment. You must have the ability to recognise potentials in jobseekers and ensure the Disability Service Standards are systematically implemented and maintained.

This critical role is responsible for direct marketing to employers, contract compliance, assessments, establishing and developing jobseekers and maintaining their employment. Organisation and attention to detail is second nature, as is your commitment to deliver effective and efficient services that result in ongoing viability. It is essential that you are adaptable and responsive to community and key stakeholder needs. 

About you:

  • Prior experience in DES or Job Active is essential
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build rapport with people from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Willing to learn and highly flexible and adaptable in a changing environment
  • Passionate about helping people and making a difference in the community

What’s on offer:

  • Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) with industry leading salary levels that increase by 2.5% for the life of the agreement
  • Above Award personal, compassionate and maternity leave schemes
  • Free Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Salary packaging
  • Flexible working hours for work-life balance
  • Option of purchasing additional two weeks of annual leave
  • Emphasis on staff training and professional development 

If you have any questions, please contact Carmen Wong – HR Coordinator on 03 9689 3437.

WCIG Inc. is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and supports the creation of working conditions to ensure that all employees have an equal chance to seek and obtain employment, promotion and training. WCIG encourages applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders and/or those with a disability. Only Australian citizens, permanent residents or people who have the right to work in Australia may apply.

Our organisation is committed to child safety. We have zero tolerance of child abuse. Our robust human resources, recruitment and vetting practices are strictly adhered to during the application and interviewing process. Applicants should be aware that we carry out working with children, police records and reference checks (as we see fit) to ensure that we are recruiting the appropriately qualified and experienced people.

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