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Career and Family Consultant

Workskil Australia

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Cheltenham and Box Hill

About the Role

Due to business growth we now require an additional staff member to cover our Box Hill and Cheltenham sites. As a Career & Family Consultant in our ParentsNext team, you will be responsible for delivering the program. You will deliver person centered case management of eligible ParentsNext participants with young children, including guiding participants through assessments to inform them of vocational pathways and formulate interventions and create an individualised Participation Plan. You will facilitate access and referral to specialist services and community organisations that will facilitate the participation and progression of participants with regard to positive parenting, childcare arrangements, child and family safety and the achievement of vocational goals and non-vocational issues. Our service will be delivered in a welcoming and child-friendly environment which will encourage participation and accommodate the needs of participants. You will guide, motivate and support participants through their journey into employment or training opportunities with a view to gaining employment. You will work with the team to attract new ParentsNext Participants to the Service through positively selling the benefits of the program via telephone, in-person and with referring agencies.

Base location is negotiable between Cheltenham and Box Hill but would need travelling and working across Cheltenham and Box Hill sites.

This role is being offered on full time, ongoing basis.

You’ll also experience the work/life balance that comes with working a 9 day fortnight, with a dedicated and fixed day off every second week. You will still receive the remuneration of a full time employee in addition to the ability to salary sacrifice. This challenging role will be a well sought after opportunity so we encourage you to submit your application at your earliest convenience.

About You

To be successful in the role you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate strong assessment and motivational skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of person centered case management and effective experience working with a culturally diverse range of participants, employers and staff;
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of industry, labour markets and employers;
  • Demonstrate excellent writing skills, able to write an effective resume, cover letter, referrals and case notes; and
  • Demonstrate strong computer literacy with Microsoft Office suite, knowledge of ESS Web, including the ability to type 30 words per minute.

You will also be required to:

  • Hold a full unrestricted Victorian Drivers licence, with a willingness to travel throughout the region as required;
  • Have a current Victorian Working with Children’s Check;
  • Have experience in an Employment Services, Early Childhood or a related field; and
  • Have a Minimum Certificate IV in Community/Employment Services/Early Childhood or a related area.

Whilst this is not an essential requirement, candidates who have the ability to speak either Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese or Persian would be highly regarded.

About Us

Workskil Australia is a national not-for-profit and charitable organisation, with almost 40 proud years of supporting Australians to achieve sustained economic and social self-reliance. We do this by providing a range of employment, work experience, disability, youth, Indigenous and community services across New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria.

We promote a positive team culture where high performance can thrive. We value excellent customer service, integrity and honesty in our employees. We look for employees who have a genuine passion for working with those in need, are results-focused and can contribute to a strong team. In return for your truly valued contribution we will support your ongoing career development and offer a friendly, supportive & innovative environment for you to thrive.

We work hard every day to:

  • Work with our Customers to secure great long-term job opportunities.
  • Meet the labour needs of business and industry through quality recruitment services at no cost.
  • Assist businesses with diversifying their workforce.
  • Provide specialist employment and community services to people seeking work, including people with mental illness, injury or disability and Indigenous Australians.
  • Deliver work experience projects to the community.

Our values remain at the heart of everything we do and we strive to conduct our business with the highest degree of care, integrity, respect, honesty and service. We believe that the care, respect and high level of service we give to all of our customers is our key point of difference.


A competitive salary will be negotiated commensurate with skills and experience. As Workskil Australia is a public benevolent institution, we can also offer a portion of the salary through tax effective salary packaging.

About your Application

For your application, please include both a cover letter and resume. Your letter should set out why you are the appropriate candidate for the role. For ease of upload, we encourage you to combine these into one file as a pdf or word document. Please also note that a psychometric assessment is part of the application process, so please allow yourself approximately 15 minutes to complete your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Prior to an offer of employment being made, candidates must provide authority for a Federal Police Clearance and other checks that may be a requirement of the position. To learn more about working at Workskil Australia head to https://www.workskil.com.au/about-us/work-with-us/   

We are actively looking to fill this role and reserve the right to shortlist and interview applicants whilst this advertisement is open so encourage you to submit your application at your earliest opportunity.

Workskil Australia is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we welcome applicants who identify as Indigenous, are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds or have disability. We deliver a range of employment and community services to children, young people and their families and are committed to creating a safe environment for children and young people in the delivery of these services.

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Date posted
24 Jun 2022
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