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Employment Advisor Volunteer

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
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About the role

Employment Advisors provide personalised advice and support to asylum seekers looking for work in Victoria. Whilst a broad understanding of the employment market and job-seeking strategies in Australia is valuable for this role, we also value empathy, common sense, general life and work experience, and a high level of literacy (including computer literacy).

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake personalised assessment of each client’s past vocational skills and work experience, as well as their immediate and longer-term employment goals
  • Identify clients’ barriers to finding work in Australia, and partner with them to develop effective strategies to redress these
  • Coach clients on how to write effective resumes and job applications, as well as how to expand their job search strategies and showcase their skills at job interviews
  • Develop clients’ understanding of Australian workplace culture and employer expectations, and support clients to succeed at their first job in Australia
  • Refer clients to suitable vacancies sourced through our Employer Partnerships team

What we’re looking for

  • Past experience in employment services, recruitment or human resources is ideal, but not essential
  • Personal experience of the job search process, effective job search strategies both online and offline, and local labour market conditions
  • Strong organisational skills, including accurate note-taking and record-keeping
  • Well-developed client service and communication skills
  • A combination of initiative and the ability to work within established systems aimed at protecting and supporting sometimes vulnerable clients

Volunteer shifts

This role is looking for a minimum commitment of 1 shift per week Tuesday: 9.30am – 4pm , ideally for 12 months.

About Us

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is both a place and a movement. We are an independent not for profit, whose programs support and empower people seeking asylum to maximise their own physical, mental and social wellbeing. As a movement, we mobilise and unite communities to create lasting social and policy change for people seeking asylum in Australia. We are proud to be owned and run by our community of volunteers and supporters.

To apply please visit our website asrc.org.au/become-a-volunteer/ For more information email [email protected]