About the Role
Summary of program and its objectives:
The Work and Learning Division of the Brotherhood of St Laurence seeks to assist people to live and work independently through access to effective, high quality employment, training and support programs. The department also advocates for appropriate and innovative community responses to employment and related issues. Current programs in the Work and Learning Division include:
- Given the Chance – delivers a range of demand-led employment programs that work closely with both employers and disadvantaged jobseekers across Melbourne (Fitzroy, Dandenong, Flemington and Epping). Given the Chance operates two main projects as follows:
- Given the Chance Group Training Organisation (GTO) brokers and provides traineeships, labour hire and work placement opportunities for jobseekers with a range of host employers across Melbourne.
- Given the Chance, Jobs Victoria Employment Network (JVEN) supports disadvantaged jobseekers into employment in partnership with local providers and employers at sites in Dandenong, Flemington and Epping. This project is funded by the Victorian Government.
- Training Services – incorporating a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), this service provides accredited training funded under the Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG) and pre accredited training delivered as Learn Local, funded by the Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board.
- Work and Learning Centres –operate in four regional and one inner Melbourne location. Funded by the Victorian State Government and delivered in partnership with local delivery organisations, WLCs promote employment pathways and learning opportunities for disadvantaged people living in areas with high concentrations of public housing.
- Community Safety and Information Service – is a social procurement concierge service delivered with funding from the Victorian Government’s Department of Human Services. The program supports Public Housing Tenants through a traineeship model to obtain ongoing work in the security or customer services industries.
ParentsNext – This program works with parents in the City of Hume to help them to identify their education and employment goals, develop a pathway to achieve their goals and links them to activities and services, including training, in the local community
Main responsibilities of the role:
The Recruitment Officer supports Given the Chance Program broadly and GTO project primarily by conducting approved recruitment and marketing related activities to ensure appropriate candidates are available for employers and businesses that have service agreements with the Brotherhood. In addition, the incumbent also supports sustainable employment through pre and post-placement support to the jobseekers.
To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:
- A strong track record of successfully supporting disadvantaged jobseekers into sustainable employment, by providing pre-employment and post placement support
- Understanding of and ability to comply with industrial relations instruments eg Modern Awards, Worksafe regulations and standards
- Experience working with stakeholders in the employment, training or social services to ensure coordinated support and effective collaboration
- Good interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to build professional relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, including jobseekers from diverse backgrounds
- Strong organizational and time management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
- Proven ability to work independently and as an effective team member to achieve goals
- Demonstrated competency in the use of record management systems to record information, Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook programs
- Understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.
- Experience in HR generalist role or similar
This is a full time 12 month maximum term position working 38 hours per week.
Salary will be in the range of $58,000 to $64,000 per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.
A copy of the position description and screening questionnaire can be downloaded at https://www.bsl.org.au/about/careers/jobs/ . For further information about the role phone Jo Tabit on 9288 9915.
As part of the Brotherhood’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment checks as required, applicants will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check and current professional registration.
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