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Employment Consultant

Summary

  • Fixed-term Full-time, (until June 2022)
  • Do you believe in second chances and supporting men to reintegrate into the community?
  • Competitive remuneration package with salary packaging benefits 
  • State-of-the-art facilities at Ravenhall
     

About the organisation

We are a leading community support organization working alongside people to live the life they aspire to, their way, providing a broad range of support in Homelessness, Justice, Disability, Palliative Care, Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS), and Early Years and Education service areas. A career with us means you are part of an organisation making a real difference. 

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About the program

We have an exciting opportunity to deliver programs and services in the men's prison, Ravenhall Correctional Centre (RCC), which opened in late 2017 in Melbourne’s west. The medium security facility has a 1,600-bed capacity. The prison houses both sentenced and remanded prisoners with a 75-bed forensic mental health inpatient beds together with outpatient services. The prison also provides specialist programs to younger prisoners with complex needs and indigenous prisoners. This is an innovative model with a focus on rehabilitation and reintegration. The programs MCM delivers are integral to achieving this aim. 

The MCM programs include employment and education, family services, parenting and life skills programs as well as pre and post release case management support. 

About the role


The Emerge Pre and Post Release case management program provides 6 weeks pre-release and up to 6 months post release case management support to men exiting Ravenhall CC. The position will be located at both Ravenhall and MCM Fitzroy. 

Duties: 

  • Deliver a high quality pre and post release employment service to men at RCC.
  • Plan, schedule and deliver pre and post release employment services at RCC to meet contractual obligations
  • To undertake employment assessments for eligible participants
  • To build positive relationships with program participants to establish employment plans, create resume, develop job seeking activities, undertake mock interviews and build employability skills
  • Support participants post release to identify and engage with potential employers
  • To work with the Emerge team pre-release to assist participants to gain and maintain employment 

Key selection criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Community Services, Welfare studies or related fields 
  • Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge of working with people who have involvement with the justice system and employment sector
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the current trends and needs of the labour market
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in delivering employment services to people with significant employment barriers 
  • Ability to establish and maintain cohesive working relationships with a broad range of people and organisations
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise tasks

Download position description for the full duties and key selection criteria.

For enquiries about this role please contact Deborah Allen on 03 8363 2837 or  via email.

Benefits

You can look forward to:

  • Salary packaging benefits up to $15,900 annually
  • Secure, full-time, fixed-term contract 
  • Supportive work/life balance provisions
  • An organisational investment in your training, learning and development
  • Access to an employee assistance program

How to apply

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

Applications should include a current CV and Cover Letter and address the key selection criteria.

Applications to Deborah Allen - Team Leader - EMERGE, Education and Employment via email.

Applications close at 5pm on 23 July 2019. Only applicants who are shortlisted will be notified. We reserve the right to interview before closing date. 

As part of Melbourne City Mission’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening checks process. Successful appointment to a position will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, and current and valid driver license. All costs associated with safety screening checks except for the National Police Check will be at applicants’ expense.

Our commitment to diversity

At MCM, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion help us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please advise the recruiting manager whose contact details are listed in the advertisement. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you. 

Our commitment to safety

MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero-tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.

Position details

  • Date posted

    09 July 2019
  • Closing Date

    23 July 2019
  • Location

    Ravenhall
  • Work type

    Fixed-Term Full Time
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