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Employment Assessment Advisor

Asylum Seekers Centre
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Position: Employment Assessment Advisor Program Area: Employment Service Reports to: Employment Assessment Coordinator

Purpose / Objective: Employment Assessment Advisors support people seeking asylum to identify their employment, training and education support needs through the completion of an assessment.

**Commitment Period: **Minimum 6 months **Days and hours required per week: ** Be available for approximately 4 hours per week (this will vary depending on the number of people you are assessing)

Be flexible to meet with people at mutually convenient times and locations

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Connect with people referred to the Employment Service to explain how the service works and what is on offer
  • Collect information about a person’s education and training, skills and experience, English proficiency and readiness for work
  • Support a person to identify their immediate and future employment and training goals
  • Provide people with relevant training and education information
    Identify and make referrals to both internal and external supports as requested
  • Keep up-to-date records in ASC’s database

Selection Criteria:

  • Experience in working with people from various backgrounds and cultures
  • A sound understanding of issues affecting people seeking asylum in the current Australian context
  • Intermediate computer skills (confidence in using data collection software and managing Google products)
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other team members
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on extra tasks as appropriate
  • Ability to adhere to policies in relation to code of conduct, boundaries and confidentiality
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail

General Conditions:

All ASC staff and volunteers are required to:

  • Adhere to ASC’s vision, purpose and values
  • Act at all times in accordance with ASC’s Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policies
  • Comply with Work, Health and Safety systems
  • Comply with Incident Management Procedures and emergency protocols
  • Demonstrate respectful and welcoming behaviour with all people at ASC in culturally appropriate ways
  • Undertake a NSW Working with Children Check prior to commencement and ensure it is up-to-date
  • Support a child-safe organisation by undertaking screening for suitability to work with children and vulnerable people and to comply with relevant state/territory legislative requirements