ID: 159868

Job Advisor (Volunteer)

Human Rights Regular - more than 6 months Newtown NSW

About this opportunity

Purpose / Objective: Job Advisors provide ongoing one-on-one support to people seeking asylum as they strive to achieve their employment, training and education goals.

Reports to: Employment Coordinator

Commitment Period: Minimum 6 months

Days and hours required per week:

  • Capacity to provide individual support to 3 to 4 people seeking employment at a time
  • Be available for up to 5 hours per week (this can vary depending on the needs of the people you support)
  • Deliver support both in-person and remotely (email/phone/video).
  • Be flexible to meet with people at mutually convenient times and locations

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-on-one support to clients as they work towards their employment and training goals. The regularity of this support to be agreed upon between the client and Job Advisor.
  • Build trusting and effective relationships with clients

Assist clients to:

  • Prepare, look and apply for work
  • Understand what to expect from ASC’s Employment Service
  • Review their progress as they work towards their employment and training goals
  • Build confidence in preparing and looking for work
  • Develop resumes and cover letters
  • Apply for jobs
  • Prepare for interviews by providing and/or organising coaching
  • Refer to other ASC services and supports
  • Connect to relevant work readiness and training opportunities

Start and keep work

  • Prepare for starting work

  • Understand their rights and responsibilities in the workplace

  • Ensure they are receiving the right pay and conditions

  • Raise issues in the workplace as they arise

  • Keep up-to-date client records in ASC’s database

  • Promote clients and the service with partner employers, professional networks and other potential employers

Selection Criteria

  • Experience in working with people from various backgrounds and cultures
  • A sound understanding of issues affecting people seeking asylum in the current Australian context
  • An excellent understanding of the Australian job seeking and employment landscape
  • Experience with resume, cover letter and application writing
  • Experience coaching, mentoring and capacity building
  • Intermediate computer skills (confidence in using data collection software and managing Google products)
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other team members
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on extra tasks as appropriate
  • Ability to adhere to policies in relation to code of conduct, boundaries and confidentiality
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail

General Conditions

  • All ASC staff and volunteers are required to:
  • Adhere to ASC’s vision, purpose and values
  • Act at all times in accordance with ASC’s Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policies -Comply with Work, Health and Safety systems -Comply with Incident Management Procedures and Emergency protocols -Demonstrate respectful and welcoming behaviour with all people at ASC in culturally appropriate ways -Support a child-safe organisation by undertaking a NSW Working with Children Check prior to commencement and ensure it is up-to-date

Additional requirements

Working with Children Check *.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

Be available for up to 5 hours per week (this can vary depending on the needs of the people you support)

Suitable for
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Education & Training
  • Tutoring & Coaching

Orientation and Training are offered as part of the induction process. Regular training is provided by the organisation on relevant topics.