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JVES Support Officer

Jesuit Social Services

About the organisation

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, we’ve provided services in some of the most disadvantaged in our community.

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

About the program

Jesuit Social Services has a history of investing in programs to support people to transition into education, training and jobs. Both experience and research tells us that one of the most reliable pathways out of disadvantage and most effective ways of connecting with the broader community is through employment.

Employment Services is Jesuit Social Service’s major activity to help disadvantaged Victorian jobseekers gain employment. These services are delivered by specialist employment experts who work closely with employers to identify job opportunities and prepare job seekers for those roles.

About the role

As a Support Officer, you will be responsible for providing support across Jesuit Community College Employment programs and other Education, Training and Employment teams.

You will be responsible for providing support and/or referrals to appropriate internal and external support services for participants experiencing barriers, engaging with local support services to establish pathways for referrals, assisting with the operational activities ensuring sensitive and confidential information in the database is efficiently managed.

This is a contract role until the 31st of July 2022.

Competitive remuneration, plus salary packaging benefit, is offered together with ongoing professional and career development.

Candidate Requirements

This role will suit a candidate with the following skills and experience:

  • Experience in youth work or other community services.
  • Understanding of administrative support in a not-for-profit environment is desired but not essential
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with various computer programs such as MS Office
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills including the ability to identify, analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Capacity to fulfil reporting and administrative requirements associated with the position
  • Demonstrated capacity to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Growth mindset to engage with the development opportunities as part of the workplace experience
  • Effective liaison and networking skills
  • Understanding and sympathy with the mission and ethos of Jesuit Social Services
  • Current driver’s licence
  • Valid Working with Children Check card
  • Successfully completed Police Check. Police Check will be conducted prior commencement by Jesuit Social Services

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

How to apply

To download the Position Description please click Apply Now to visit our website.

For further information please contact Rob Auger, Manager Employment Services on 0438 607 959.

To apply click Apply Now. Applicants are required to respond to each of the Key Selection Criteria, with names and contact numbers of two referees. 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.

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