JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Access to generous salary packaging arrangements
  • Annual Leave: 5 weeks
  • Accommodation: Not provided
  • Extras: Annual airfare allowance after 12 months continuous service.

This local aboriginal corporation is a not-for-profit Aboriginal organisation with headquarters in Tom Price, Western Australia and we currently hold the Federal Community Development Programme contract over two regions (Hedland and Western Desert). Our footprint extends across much of the vast Pilbara region. Our mission is to establish and maintain an environment that benefits people through the creation of culturally appropriate employment and enterprise opportunities, and the provision of education and training services throughout the Pilbara.

The Role:

The Employment Pathway Advisor’s role is a key front-line position responsible for working with job seekers and employers to maximize sustainable employment for unemployed people. The job seekers are from varying backgrounds, cultures and nationalities, including the socio-economic disadvantaged and people with disabilities.

As an Employment Pathway Advisor you will be managing a caseload of job seekers by identifying and coordinating the delivery of tailored assistance to each job seeker’s needs. This includes working directly with employers to provide access to job placements; assisting with “work for the dole” activities and identifying work experience opportunities. You will provide quality and innovative solutions to connect people and their abilities to opportunities in employment, activities or work experience.

Essential:

  • Ability to operate autonomously within set guidelines
  • Strong communication skills which contribute to an ability to engage with clients and develop relationships
  • Ability to use active listening and questioning techniques to identify goals, strengths and obstacles to employment
  • Competent in Microsoft Office with ability to grasp other IT programs/databases
  • Ability to be adaptive, collaborative, flexible and innovative in problem solving as a contributing member of a wider team
  • Demonstrated abilities in performing administrative tasks efficiently and effectively
  • Able to commit Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm

Desired:

  • Current knowledge or ability to gain knowledge of labour market conditions/opportunities across the Pilbara region
  • An understanding of the cultural, political, economic and social issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in contemporary Australian society
  • Experience in working for Not for Profit organisational frameworks
  • Hold a current WA “C” class drivers license
  • Able to obtain a Working with Children Check

Before you apply:

Please detail why you feel you would be suitable for the position in a Cover Letter attached with resume

  • Ensure that you have included the contact details of at least 2 employment-related referees.
  • You must be an Australian resident with full working rights.

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