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Vocation Program Consultant – Bendigo

Organisation : Stroke Association of Victoria (SAV)

Location : VIC Regional (Bendigo)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Community Services

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Disabilities, Education & Employment, Employment Services

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 25 May, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Stroke Association of Victoria (SAV)

Our vision is to create the opportunity for a meaningful life after stroke.

The Stroke Association of Victoria (SAV) is driving an Australian-first community-based support service for Victorians living with the effects of stroke. Focused on community inclusion and economic participation, our aim is to bridge the gap from when a stroke survivor leaves clinical care to when they return home and are faced with the challenges of re-engaging with the community and establishing meaningful lives post-stroke.

Our Stroke Support Centres are a local hub for all stroke survivors, where they can receive non-clinical, hands-on support and education, no matter what stage of their stroke recovery journey they are at. Our Centres provide a safe, supportive, inclusive and community-based place for stroke survivors to continue their self-led recovery and make social connections.

About the role

We are seeking a Vocation Program Consultant to join our expanding team in our regional Stroke Support Centre located in Geelong.

About the role:

You will be joining a team of knowledgeable, passionate and supportive Coordinators and will be responsible for the implementation of our Vocation Support Program. Using a case management model, you will work closely with stroke survivors to identify their employment (paid or voluntary) and/or education goals. You will offer a person-centred approach, which is dependent on the participant’s goals, strengths and needs post-stroke. Working to develop a pathway to achieve their goals, you will provide support, advocacy and linkages with other local services providers, local businesses and/or education/training facilities.

About you:

You are a highly motivated team player who thrives on working with and helping people. You offer a strategic approach and are organised & structured in your working. Your interpersonal skills are of the highest quality, with the demonstrated ability to work with people of all ages & backgrounds, and an empathy with disadvantaged & unemployed people. Ideally, you are someone with established links within community and disability services, have an awareness of the local labour market and aren’t afraid to develop new relationships with local employers.

This is a part-time role, hours are flexible, and can be structured around your availability.

Your qualifications & experience:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role or the Disability Services/Not-for-Profit sector.
  • Certificate IV in Disability Services or Employment Services highly desirable, but not essential.
  • Qualification in youth work, social or welfare studies is desirable, but not essential.
  • Experience working with people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
  • Experience working within a person-centred and strength based framework.
  • Understanding of the disability service system, Centrelink, NDIS and various government employment supports is desirable.
  • Maintain a valid right to work in Australia.
  • COVID-19 vaccination, aligned with Victorian Government mandates for Disability Workers.
  • Satisfactory completion of a National Police Check.

How to apply

Position Description : PD - Regional Vocation Consultant

If you would like an exciting & new opportunity, have the drive to succeed and take pride in providing a high quality service, this is an opportunity for you! For more information on this role, please email at To apply, please send a one page cover letter outlining why the role interests you, and a brief CV, maximum three pages, to



Please quote in application: Vocation Program Consultant - Bendigo via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services
Sector: #Community_Development, #Community_Engagement, #Community_Support_Services, #Disabilities, #Education_and_Employment, #Employment_Services



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