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Jobs Victoria Advocate

Organisation : Jesuit Social Services

Location : Melbourne (Dandenong)

Work type : Casual/Vacation

Profession : Community Services

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 19 Aug, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Jesuit Social Services

Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.

Since 1977, Jesuit Social Services has provided services to some of the most disadvantaged in our community.

We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research.

What Jesuit Social Services can offer you

  • A comprehensive Induction and Orientation program
  • Ongoing role related training and development
  • An organisation that lives their values, through our day to day work
  • A welcoming and supportive environment
  • Employee assistance program
  • A competitive salary plus salary packaging benefits
  • Generous leave

About the role

We are seeking to recruit a passionate Jobs Advocate to work in local communities to support and assist Victorian jobseekers, so they know where they can go to find the information, advice and support they need to move into sustainable work. Funded through Jobs Victoria you will play an important face-to-face navigation role in local communities across Melbourne (East Southern Melbourne). The ideal candidate will advocate effectively on behalf of jobseekers to ensure they are connected with services that can help them prepare and secure work. Competitive remuneration, plus salary packaging benefit, phone and laptop is offered together with ongoing professional and career development.

Candidate Requirements

Key Selection Criteria

  • Previous community engagement experience and/or knowledge of best practice community engagement principles and practice
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and identify a range of client needs using a client-centred approach; capacity to deal sensitively and intelligently with difficult issues
  • Strong communication skills with demonstrated experience engaging and communicating with groups of people, tailoring communication to suit specific cohorts
  • Negotiation and influence skills with ability to influence and gain cooperation of internal and external stakeholders to create and maintain mutually beneficial relationships
  • Adaptation and problem-solving skill with demonstrated resilience adapting to changing environments; proposes innovative solutions to identified problems
  • Ability to effectively plan and manage multiple tasks independently and as part of a team; ability to work collaboratively to achieve outcomes
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Capacity to fulfil reporting and administrative requirements associated with the position
  • Understanding and sympathy with the mission and ethos of Jesuit Social Services
  • Current driver’s licence;
  • Valid Working with Children Check card;
  • Successful Police Check to be conducted by Jesuit Social Services prior to commencement.


How to apply

To apply please click on the Apply button

The Position Description can be found here

For further information please contact Lisa Williams, Jobs Victoria Advocates Program Coordinator on 0429 304 708.

Applicants are required to respond to each of the Key Selection Criteria, with names and contact numbers of two referees. Applications that do not directly address Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Your responses to the selection criteria should be incorporated into your covering letter.

Please apply in confidence.

Applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date and may be subject to change without notice.

Jesuit Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, cultural background, age, gender, sexuality, disability or religious affiliation. 

Jesuit Social Services takes child protection seriously. We undertake multiple screening processes including appropriate reference and background checks, Working with Children Check and police checks to ensure the protection of children and young people in our care.

You are required to meet the behaviour standards outlined in our Code of Conduct.


Please quote in application: Jobs Victoria Advocate via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services
Sector: #Community_Development


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