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Employment Development Coordinator

Multicultural Australia

Multicultural Australia delivers settlement services to refugees, migrants, international students and people seeking asylum in Queensland, while advancing a diverse, inclusive and multicultural community.

Multicultural Australia’s Employment Services team (Welcome Workforce) provides a tailored, person-centred and strengths based approach to equip culturally diverse jobseekers (refugees, people seeking asylum, migrants and international students ) with the confidence, understanding and tools needed so they can successfully apply themselves in the Australian job market and gain sustainable and meaningful employment. We also work with Employer Partners to support the recruitment and engagement of culturally diverse staff and help them recognise and realise the many benefits gained by engaging a diverse multicultural workforce.

Through our work we aim to support new arrivals and communities achieve economic and social participation and contribute to a prosperous future for all Queenslanders and the Queensland economy.

Key Duties will include

  • Meet with clients and understand their career goals.
  • Develop a training and coaching plan to help them meet their career goals
  • Coaching in groups or on one to one basis
  • Coordinating with other support providers and other job placement/employment third parties.
  • Act as an advocate for the client to other MA support service groups and external job placement and employment stakeholders. (EG apprenticeship centres)

Key skills/experience needed to succeed in this role will include:

  • Training and coaching others.
  • Great people skills
  • Demonstrate Emotional Intelligence
  • Great relationship management skills
  • Listening skills
  • Advocacy skills

This is a challenging yet rewarding role with the opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives and careers. Ideally the preferred candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Good understanding of and sensitivity to different cultures
  • Patient, resilient and optimistic in your outlook
  • Self-confident and able to inspire confidence in others

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