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Deputy Employment Facilitator - Local Jobs Program

Settlement Services International
  • Contract role until June 2022; working 35 hours per week
  • Flexible working arrangements to support real-life balance
  • Work in a rewarding industry that aligns with your values

ABOUT SSI

Settlement Services International (SSI Group) is a community-based organisation and social business supporting newcomers and Australians to achieve their full potential. Taking an integrated approach how everyone can thrive within the community in which they live and the wider Australian society, we support children, young people and families; people living with disability; and asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. Our programs include facilitating employment, multicultural foster care, creating community engagement, advocacy, and influencing government and international affairs and provide though leadership within our sector nationally and globally.

ABOUT the Program

The Local Jobs Program (LJP) is a Federal Government-funded initiative that is a first of its kind, designed in response to the impact COVID-19 has had on the economy. The program is part of supporting Australia's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Local Jobs Program (LJP) is an Australian Government funded initiative designed to provide employment opportunities and build economic recovery in what has been an unprecedented time. It brings together expertise, resources and access to funding at the local level to focus on reskilling, upskilling and employment pathways for people in each region.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION

The Local Jobs Program Deputy Employment Facilitator will provide high quality 1:1 support and assist the Employment Facilitator with critical activities and tasks to ensure successful delivery of the program. This role will also enable the wider community's engagement with the program, support job seekers, including online job seekers, to connect with local employment and training programs.

Key areas of responsibility include but not limited to:

  • Engaging and managing stakeholder relationship
  • Finds ways to win cooperation from different stakeholders, creating and executing influence strategies that persuade key stakeholders to take action that will advance shared interests and business goals
  • Maintain and update Local Job Plan, assisting proponents to develop LJP activities alongside the Employment facilitator and ensure ongoing progress of LJP projects and activities
  • Analyse and report on labour market data and information; prepare monthly reports, stats and outcomes and track this information
  • Organise and coordinate meetings, including booking rooms and sending invitations; prepare agenda, record minutes and complete follow-up
  • Manage and coordinate ad hoc reporting and administrative support as required by the department and the Employment Facilitator
  • The (LJP) Deputy Employment Facilitator will also provide secretariat services to the Taskforce; including but not limited to:
  • Organising and coordinating Taskforce meetings, including booking rooms and sending invitations
  • Preparing meeting papers, including agenda and minutes
  • Noting outcomes/minutes and ensuring these are sent out to members within two business days of each Taskforce meeting and publishing communique
  • Maintaining an issues, actions and decisions register for the Taskforce

ABOUT YOU

We are looking for someone who is proactive and efficient, has excellent time management skills and exceptional attention to details skills; highly developed communication and interpersonal skills; someone who can respond quickly to change and adopt a flexible/ innovative approach to problems and opportunities; possess strong business administration skills coupled with proficiency in all Microsoft office applications.

As the (LJP) Deputy Employment Facilitator, you'll be the reliable right hand to the program's Employment Facilitator. With your bright and personable demeanour and brilliant communication skills, you'll encourage local businesses to employ local talent.

This role can best be summed up as equal parts relationship management and administration and is best suited to someone who loves a bit of both. Any given day could see you building relationships face to face with local businesses, organising meetings and taking minutes, looking for clever ways to engage employers into the program, creating reports on the employment market, attending events as a representative of the program and more.

The successful candidate must have previous work experience in a similar role. If you are a highly resourceful team player who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, we want to hear from you.

ABOUT OUR BENEFITS

  • Salary packaging options to receive up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free, meaning more take-home pay!
  • Industry-leading flexible working arrangement supported to work from home and office, including 9-day fortnight.
  • Access to in-house training and learning opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • Access to our inhouse wellbeing programs
  • Working alongside professional and dedicated team members, all wanting to make a difference in our communities.

About our Recruitment Process

At SSI we have a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation where protecting children and preventing and responding to child abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of all employees, contractors and volunteers. All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.

We encourage candidates to provide a cover letter along with your resume, by submitting online. Should you be successful for the first round of shortlist, one of our Talent Acquisition Specialist will guide you through our process and next steps.

SSI will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. If you require a reasonable adjustment or want to update your preferred method of communication, please email talent@ssi.org.au using the subject line: Deputy Employment Facilitator (LJP) enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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