MAXIMUS BTCC Job Centre Manager in Ipswich, Australia

MAX Solutions is committed to improving the lives of others. Providing employment, health, training and humanitarian services in more than 100 locations around Australia, MAX Solutions invests strongly in the development of our people. We foster strong relationships between staff, clients and the community and are driven to make a difference.

The Employment Consultant is responsible for ensuring efficient and effective management of a Job Centre at the Borallon Training and Correctional Centre (BTCC). You will be required to work in cooperation with Queensland Correctional Centre staff, other MAX Solutions staff and all other service providers engaged in the delivery of services at the BTCC to ensure integrated and collaborative service delivery. You will work closely with Reintegration Specialists responsible for coordinating prisoners’ participation in services and supports.

Support for prisoners

• Facilitate and manage group job preparation activities which may include developing a resume, developing and practicing interview and presentation skills, developing effective job search techniques

• Provide guidance to prisoners on access to information about effective job search and preparation activities and resume development

• Provide advice on employment services available post-release to support a smooth transition to independent living

Support for Employers

• Identify and provide advice to job and work experience providers within BTCC

• Maintain a BTCC Jobs Board

• Assist BTCC employers to develop role descriptions and advertise jobs

• Assist BTCC employers with shortlisting candidates for jobs

• Provide general advice and support in relation to employment support

General

• Liaise with other BTCC and external service providers as appropriate

• Participate in case coordination and other meetings

• Ensure all KPIs are met

• Conduct administrative activities consistent with contractual and legislative requirements, and MAX Solutions philosophy and quality standards

• Participate in professional development and training as required

• Any other duties as directed

Key Skills and Knowledge

• Awareness of vulnerabilities to employment and effects of unemployment

• Advanced communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills

• Effective, positive problem solving and conflict resolution skills

• Commercial and labour trends awareness

• Knowledge of relevant legislation including Anti-discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity, Workplace Health and Safety, Privacy and Freedom of Information

• Excellent organisational skills

• Computer skills – Intermediate Word, Excel, Access, Internet & email

Personal Attributes

• You will be a mature minded and resourceful individual with a high level of energy

• You must demonstrate an empathetic approach to your client (both prisoners and employers), and be able to build trust and rapport with a range of stakeholders

• You will be a team player, with a demonstrated ability to show initiative, who will professionally and ethically represent the organisation

• You must be a flexible, outcome focused individual possessing a can-do attitude

• You will be adept at remaining calm and responding effectively in crisis situations

Required Experience

• Experience working with prisoners and in a custodial environment

• Experience in delivering efficient and effective strategies to positively engage with employers and build sustainable relationships

• Experience in delivering efficient and effective strategies to engage and motivate disengaged clients

• Experience working with disadvantaged clients who have special needs, such as people with a disability, people from diverse cultural and language backgrounds, people with drug and alcohol dependency, or people who have experienced homelessness, domestic violence or psychological disorders

• Experience in interviewing and assessments would be advantageous

Qualifications

• Hold or have the ability to obtain a current Working with Children Check (or equivalent)

• Ability to undertake a Certificate IV Employment Services

• Participation in professional development and training as required

MAX Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. At MAX we encourage applications from people with culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; and people with disability

Requisition ID: 2017-23563

External Company Name: MAXIMUS

External Company URL: www.maximus.com