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Reconnect Coach

Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services
  • Highly regarded not-for-profit organisation
  • Progressive, enthusiastic and dedicated staff
  • Attractive Salary Packaging available
  • Full time position – 10 month maternity leave contract (part time will be considered)
  • Based in Melton/Sunshine/Working from home

Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services (Djerriwarrh) is a highly regarded not-for-profit charitable organisation which has been delivering high quality education, training, employment and youth programs in the western suburbs of Melbourne since 1989. Djerriwarrh’s Mission Statement is to ‘support individuals and the local community to learn, connect and grow’. Djerriwarrh has an inclusive, collaborative workplace culture.

Program:

The Reconnect program strives to support Victorians experiencing disadvantage. The program assists participants to overcome the barriers preventing them from engaging in education and training and provides support into further study or employment pathways.

Participant eligibility include the following:

Young People: Aged 17 – 19 years and not engaged in education or training for six months or more (not engaged is defined as studying or working less than 8 hours per week).

Mature People: Aged between 20-64 and unemployed for six months or more (working less than 8 hours per week) and not engaged in education or training for six months or more (studying less than 8 hours per week).

Young People Impacted by the Justice System: Aged 17 – 24 years who have been, or are currently on, Youth Justice Orders.

Asylum Seekers: Aged 17-64: A person without citizenship but holds a valid Bridging Visa Class E (BVE); or Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV); or Temporary Protection Visa (TPV).

Participants are allocated a Reconnect Coach who will assist them to complete an educational course to improve their employment opportunities.

Reconnect is offered by Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services across the local government areas of Melton, Brimbank and Moorabool.

Funding for Skills First Reconnect is provided by the Victorian Government through the Department of Education and Training.

Role:

  • Reconnect Coach will proactively target referral agencies and use outreach strategies to engage and support a number of severely disengaged young people and other vulnerable groups.
  • Reconnect Coach will use motivational coaching methods to maintain engagement and actively support participants in pursuit of their learning goals.
  • Reconnect Coach will address vocational and personal barriers through individual coaching, mentoring and capacity building activities that engage participants in experiential learning to develop literacy, numeracy, learning and employability skills in practical, authentic and meaningful contexts including: guided career exploration, trade/work tasters, work experience and coaching to obtain Learner Driver Permits.
  • Reconnect Coach will broker practical solutions to barriers such as transport, childcare and connectivity.
  • Reconnect Coach will refer participants to specialist agencies as required for wrap-around support to address personal barriers, monitoring engagement, progress and outcomes.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • A qualification in Youth Work, Social Work, Psychology, Career Development or equivalent
  • Working With Children Check
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Administrative skills including data entry and word processing

Position Description:

For a position description and information on how to apply please contact Stacey on (03) 8746 1000, email jobs@djerriwarrh.org, using the subject line: Reconnect Coach enquiry via EthicalJobs, or click here.

Applications must include a cover letter, an address to the Key Selection Criteria and a current resume. Applicants who do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be contacted.

Djerriwarrh actively encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

Thank you for your interest in the above position.

If, after reading the job description you have any questions, please call:

  • Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services reception on 8746 1000 and ask to speak to Sam Boden, Pathways Coordinator.

If you decide to submit an application please click Apply Now.

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