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Employment Coordinator

Job No: FLO3427
Location: Maitland

Are you ready to help people achieve their employment goals? Then you are the person to fill our Employment Coordinator role!

The position available is:

  • Full-time (76 hours/fortnight)
  • Working Monday to Friday
  • Based at Maitland
  • Attractive salary starting from $85,000 p.a. + 11.5% Super + Tax-Free benefits!

About the Opportunity

The Employment Coordinator will act as an expert resource to local Mental Health teams by providing support to local staff in the delivery of the DES program. You will assist sites in achieving DES targets by working as part of the Mental Health team. 

As an Employment Coordinator you will:

  • Ensure that jobseeker intake, initial appointments and interviews are carried out at all sites in accordance with the DES program guidelines.
  • Support local site teams in assessing referred jobseekers according to their skills, vocational preferences and barriers to employment.
  • Engage local businesses and employers to source and create job vacancies for Flourish Australia’s jobseekers.
  • Provide support, mentoring and other assistance to ensure the sustainability of jobseeker employment placements and track all placements to maximise Employment Outcomes.

For more information about what it means to be an Employment Coordinator with Flourish Australia, please review the Position Description.

Please note - Successful candidates must maintain a Class C drivers license and proof of comprehensive insurance must be provided when required. You may be directed to use your private motor vehicle in the course of performing your duties when an organisational pool motor vehicle is unavailable. You will receive the Travelling Transport and Fares Allowance when using your private vehicle for work related purposes.

Who we are

Flourish Australia is one of Australia’s most experienced community mental health organisations. Our purpose is to support people to flourish, believe in their futures, and become contributing members of the community.

Our services are comprehensive and highly personalised because each person’s experience will be different and their needs, as an individual, are unique. Together we set goals, connect individuals with the right people, support services and opportunities to meet their needs.

Our positions are open to all suitably qualified applicants. We have a strong commitment to the participation of people with lived experience of mental health issues in our workforce. We value diversity and encourage applications from suitably qualified people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities, LGBTQ+ communities and mature age candidates.

Selection Criteria

Essential:

  • Experience within the Disability Employment Service industry.
  • Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Proof of customer service experience with demonstrable facilitation, presentation, mentoring and training skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and ability to fully utilise the client information management system.
  • Current Australian Driver’s Licence.

Desirable:

  • A personal lived experience of a mental health issue
  • Qualifications in training and assessment, employment services or related fields
  • Emerging knowledge of the local area and its health services and other community services

For further information, please contact Julie Duong, DES Program Manager. E: julie.duong@flourishaustralia.org.au (please do not email applications).

All appointments with Flourish Australia's Mental Health Services are subject to an NDIS Worker Screening clearance, a National Criminal History Check, a WWCC, previous employment reference checks, satisfactory Australian residency status and other background checks. All successful applicants will be asked to provide evidence they are fully vaccination against COVID-19 (including booster) prior to commencement, inline with Flourish Australia’s Vaccination Policy.

The Benefits

Flourish Australia recognises and values its people as demonstrated by:

  • Level 4 (SCHCADS) on the Flourish Australia Enterprise Agreement (2018)
  • Tax-Free Salary Packaging available up to $15,900
  • Exclusive personal fleet pricing discounts with our preferred automotive supplier
  • Generous leave provisions including 17.5% leave loading + 2 additional days of personal leave + Christmas/New Years Gratis Day + 10 weeks paid parental leave 
  • Family-friendly and flexible working conditions
  • Comprehensive infrastructure including a laptop, mobile phone and other resources for work purposes
  • Regular supervision (reflective practice), ongoing 1:1 mentoring and a comprehensive induction program
  • Employee Assistance Program for confidential wellbeing support
  • Opportunities for professional development and training such as Mental Health First Aid and ASIST
  • Inclusive initiatives such as our Rainbow Network and YarnUp for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander staff
  • Employee discounts at 400+ popular retailers (Woolworths, Expedia, Myer, Kmart etc)

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please complete the questions below. You will then be asked to attach a copy of your resume on the following page, we encourage you to have your resume up-to-date and available before you commence the application.

Applications close 5pm, 22nd July. Apply now!

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