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Expression of Interest – Employment Advisers – Mid North Coast Region

Tursa Employment & Training is a not-for-profit provider of Employment and Training Services. TURSA is highly ranked in a competitive industry, providing services to businesses and unemployed persons in the eastern seaboard region from Forster on the Mid-North Coast of NSW to Noosaville on the QLD Sunshine Coast.

Due to expanding services within the Mid North Coast Region, TURSA is inviting expressions of interest from suitably experienced and qualified individuals to provide services and support to eligible participants to enable those participants to access appropriate, relevant training to achieve employment outcomes under the Australian Government’s New Employment Services Trial (NEST) and/or Disability Employment Services programmes.

Applicants with previous industry experience in jobactive, Disability Employment Services, or training are encouraged to apply. The successful applicants will also have excellent people skills i.e. the ability, disposition and commitment to engage positively and empathetically with clients, to work with and support them to move into employment or self-employment. The role provides opportunity to use your skills, knowledge, and energy to build strong working relationships with participants and assist them in seeking gainful employment. You may engage and negotiate with employers as required on the participant’s behalf.

Employment Advisers will be required to undertake the Certificate IV in Employment Services training course on-the-job, unless they already hold that qualification. Certificate IV in Employment Services is a nationally accredited and recognised qualification in the industry and will be delivered at no cost to the employee.

Employment Advisers are required for the Mid North Coast Region, for sites from Coffs Harbour to Forster, NSW.

Information on TURSA sites, programs, and services is available on the TURSA website or or through Links on our website.

No further information will be supplied to applicants other than as set out as follows or available through the TURSA website or Links to the website, or publications or brochures etc. available for public access at any of our current jobactive sites.

Applicants should not canvass current TURSA staff in respect to their application.

Application details and procedures are set out as follows:

  • Selection Criteria – please note the submission of Selection Criteria is essential for applications to be considered.
  • Position Overview
  • Application Procedure
  • Pre-employment Medical
  • Federal Police & Child Protection Checks

Selection Criteria:

Employment Adviser
1 Enthusiasm, commitment, and positive attitude to engaging and working flexibly with unemployed clients to achieve employment outcomes
2 Excellent communication skills especially oral
3 A strong sense of self, and level of confidence to engage comfortably with clients suffering unemployment and other disadvantages
4 Relevant practical experience within jobactive or Disability Employment Services with demonstrated consistent performance in achieving outcomes for clients, highly regarded but not essential
5 I. T. skills e.g. Internet, Email, Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook programs
6 Please list your preferred 2 Sites in the Mid North Coast Region (Site details are available on our website)
7 Motor vehicle driver’s licence

Position Overview:


POSITION: Grading as follows based on experience and skills: Trainee Employment Adviser (opportunities may exist for inexperienced persons who have the interest and enthusiasm to seek a career in the industry.) Employment Adviser- Grade 1 Employment Adviser- Grade 2 Progression by re-classification to Senior Employment Adviser on merit or the allocation of additional duties at the discretion of management
ACCOUNTABLE TO: Cluster Manager, Manager, Co-ordinator or Team Leader as determined or allocated
As at: Wednesday 5th November 2019
Classification & Salaries: Training & Placement Officer Grade 1 & 2 LMAI Award shall apply for Employment Adviser Grade 1 and Employment Adviser Grade 2, respectively Senior Employment Adviser will be substantively Training and Placement Officer Grade 2 (LMAI Award) plus additional discretionary increments up to a maximum salary equivalent to Level D, Training & Placement Co-ordinator (LMAI Award)
OBJECTIVE: To assist and enable clients to achieve employment or self-employment outcomes.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are requested to follow the following format in applying for employment:

  1. Address all of the selection criteria in a concise and relevant manner in your letter of application or as a separate (preferred) attachment to your letter of application (no more than ½ page per criterion - just a simple statement of fact as to why you believe you meet the criterion will suffice). Objective, quantitative evidence is desired to support your claims. (Please note: The submission of Selection Criteria is essential for applications to be considered.)
  2. Attach a copy of resume with details of three recent, relevant referees, and copies of any qualifications
  3. Please clearly identify your preferred Site(s) or geographical area
  4. Please place a footer on each page of any application letter, resume, and addressing of selection criteria stating your name, date and the position applied for
  5. If preference is to mail application: Post:
    Manager – Human Resources,
    Tursa Employment & Training,
    P.O. Box 241,


Medical Examination:

Tursa Employment & Training reserves the right to request a pre-employment medical prior to an unconditional offer being made.

Federal Police and Child Protection Checks:

Successful applicants will be required to undergo Federal Police and relevant State Child Protection Checks before confirmation of employment. All jobs offers will be subject to satisfactory reference checks.

Mid North Coast, NSW
Job Info
Job Status: Open
No of Vacancies: 3
Date Posted: 04/11/2019
Expiry Date: 09/12/2019
Job Type: Full Time
Salary Info
Salary Type: Negotiable