POSITION TITLE: Employment Support
PROGRAM: Victorian government’s Jobs Victoria Program
STATUS: Two Part-time Positions
REPORTING TO Project Manager
1. African Australian Multicultural Employment and Youth SERVICES (AAMEYS) OVERVIEW
AAMEYS is a non-for-profit organization which aims to build stronger communities by empowering African-Australian youth to engage with their communities and participate in social and economic services. We are a community organisation that is run and managed for and by the communities.
Building stronger communities to be resilient in all areas of life – Socio-Cultural/Economic/Political and building resilience as active citizens where they are directly involved in finding, identifying and managing solutions to impediments to their full participation.
AAMEYS partners with African youth, families and communities, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to information; accessible respectful services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create equity for all youth irrespective of their race, disability, employment status or their parent’s employment or education status/attainment.
We work to build strong communities where all people can live to their full potential -
by partnering with Service providers to support those most in need and working to change policies, practices, ideas and values that leads to inequality, prejudice and exclusion of young people.
Honesty and integrity in dealing with all members of the community and the service providers
2. PROGRAM BACKGROUND
The Jobs Victoria support for job seekers for African and Pacifika heritage program is an element of Jobs Victoria that has been established to enable the Victorian government to enable to address disproportionately high unemployment rate of young people of African and Pasifika Heritage. The program represents an investment of $1.2 Million to ensure that all Victorians can benefit from the state’s strong economic growth.
3. KEY OBJECTIVES OF THE TWO PART-TIME POSITIONS
The key objectives of these positions are:
3.1 To engage and recruit unemployed youth members of African Australian communities, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to support and encourage access to employment opportunities.
3.2 Liaise with Stakeholders, Employment agents and Local Small Businesses for job sourcing and to identify job seekers who would suite the employment opportunities
3.3 To drive successful African Australian youth employment planning and implementation and achieve the overall objectives, of the program.
3.4 To ensure support and guidance is provided to youth program participants to enable them to successfully undertake the Victorian government’s Job Victoria program process, and assist with necessary mentoring and skills metrics to match available jobs.
3.5 To provide effective and timely advice on the implementation and development of the program to the Project manager.
3.6 To establish and maintain effective partnership and working relationships with all key stakeholders of the employment and training providers.
3.7 To establish a good relationship and better understanding with the target communities and disadvantaged youth.
4.1 Conduct individual client assessment to identify career progression path and to find the relevant (or close to) employment fields required for each participant in the program
4.2 Provide and assist clients in preparing CV’s and carry out simulated job interviews to prepare candidates for the available jobs
4.3 Promote the program, and engage with youth members of African Australian communities’ backgrounds, to encourage them to apply for employment by developing the necessary skills and employment culture.
4.4 Conduct interviews with clients and other stakeholders to determine the clients’ employment aspirations, experiences, abilities, skills and potential obstacles to employment
4.5 Liaise with employers and negotiate terms and conditions of employment, providing necessary support with on the job training for clients as required
4.6 Liaise closely and effectively with the clients and stakeholders to manage smooth transitions of the clients to employment.
4.7 Complete workplace analysis to assess whether the workplace will be a supportive environment for a client who may need some level of ongoing support from his / her co-workers.
4.8 Maintain high professional standards and confidentiality at all times
4.9 Focus particularly on measures to promote the program to, and to engage with, African Australians to support and facilitate employment outcomes.
4.10 Liaise with employers, negotiating terms and conditions of employment and providing on the job training for clients, if necessary
4.11 Oversee and lead participant engagement, mentoring, guidance, assessment, training and support during their participation in this program to help them become integrated and independent in the workplace.
4.12 Provide on-the-job training and assistance to the clients throughout the job placement and where necessary complete the task in accordance with employer’s work place requirement.
4.13 Prepare program progress reports fortnightly as required for presentation to the Project manager.
4.8 Compliance with relevant legislation
4.9 Commitment to continuous project and quality improvement.
4.10 Other duties as required.
5. KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
5.1 Ability to source jobs in partnership with our stakeholders, African Small Businesses and other employment sources.
5.2 Demonstrated experience in working effectively with culturally diverse community organisations and understanding their norms and challenges.
5.3 Demonstrated experience in career guidance and successful youth community engagement and working effectively with a range of key stakeholders.
5.4 Demonstrated experience in working effectively and empathetically with people from diverse cultural and personal backgrounds.
5.5 Demonstrated experience in working effectively with a range of organisations, including government, community, and not for profit organisations.
5.6 Capacity to establish and maintain effective networks of support and communication with clients and stakeholders.
5.7 Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including project progress reports, and capacity to fulfil the reporting and administrative requirements associated with the position.
5.8 Understanding and empathy with the mission and ethos of AAMEYS Services
5.9 Current driver’s licence
5.10 Valid Working with Children Check card
5.11 Successful Police Check to be conducted by AAMEYS Services prior to commencement.
6. KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
6.1 Effective promotion and representation of the program.
6.2 Experience of using recruitment and employment principles, methods, techniques and resources
6.3 Achievement of key project objectives.
6.4 Maintenance of a safe, respectful and supportive work environment.
6.5 Excellent IT skills including the ability to use Microsoft Office, CRM, Cloud Technology, Social Media and other computer applications
Relevant tertiary qualification/s and/or experience in field required.
It would also be an advantage to have a relevant second language, other than English, to aid with communication with our clients of the program.
8. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Conditions of employment are in accordance with the current AAMEYS Policy & Procedures, including the Code of Conduct.
Based at AAMEYS Footscray Office– Suite 108, 144 – 148 Nicholson ST Footscray, but also working at AAMEYS Flemington Office, Office No.2, 120 Racecourse Rd, Flemington Vic 3031 and other locations as required.
Salary Package including superannuation, annual leave and sick leave: $65,000