ID: 163285

Employment Assessment Advisor

Human Rights Regular - less than 6 months Newtown NSW

About this opportunity

Position: Employment Assessment Advisor Program Area: Employment Service Reports to: Employment Assessment Coordinator

Purpose / Objective: ASC’s Employment Service works with people seeking asylum who are looking for support with their employment, training and education goals. Employment Assessment Advisors work with new and returning clients by conducting assessments that assist the service to identify a person’s support needs.

**Commitment Period: **Minimum 6 months **Days and hours required per week: **Minimum availability of 8 hours per week requested. Days and hours to be negotiated to meet the needs of the service and the Employment Assessment Advisor.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Timely management of assigned client referrals
  • Completing assessments with new and returning clients. Assessments gather information about education and training, skills and experience, English proficiency, work readiness and an individual's employment and education goals
  • Providing clients with relevant training and education information
  • Supporting clients to understand what to expect from ASC’s Employment Service
  • Ensuring referrers are provided with updates on the status of referrals
  • Identify and make referrals to both internal and external supports, for referred clients, as required

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
  • 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
  • Undertake a NSW Working with Children Check prior to commencement and ensure it is up-to-date
  • Support a child-safe organisation by undertaking screening for suitability to work with children and vulnerable people and to comply with relevant state/territory legislative requirements

Suitable for
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Counselling & Help Line
  • Education & Training
  • Tutoring & Coaching

Orientation Session, ASC Core Training and Role-specific training