Employment Advisers – Somerset Region
Tursa Employment & Training is seeking to employ Employment Advisers and Trainee Employment Advisers who meet our selection criteria to work within the area below, to provide services and support to eligible, unemployed participants to enable those participants to achieve employment outcomes under the Australian Government’s jobactive programme.
- Somerset: Nundah, Fortitude Valley, Mitchelton, Toowong
Delivery of Employment Services under the jobactive programme is a highly competitive industry, and continuation of our contracts and the level of business the Government allocates to TURSA depends upon being ranked highly on comparative performance with other providers not only in the immediate area but more so against other providers across the rest of Australia. TURSA is currently a very successful and highly-ranked provider of jobactive 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.
Previous industry experience in jobactive would be highly regarded but not essential. The successful applicants will however, have excellent people skills i.e. the ability, disposition and commitment to engage positively and empathetically with participants, 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.
Staff will need to be flexible and have the ability to adapt to change as the industry is subject to frequent change and development. Permanent part time arrangements based over a five day working week may be negotiated with successful applicants that have preference / availability to work between school hours.
Employment Advisers and Trainee Employment Adviser will be required to undertake the Certificate IV in Employment Services training course, 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.
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 58 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
- Medical Examination
- Federal Police & Child Protection Checks
Please note: The submission of Selection Criteria is essential for applications to be considered.
|Employment Adviser / Trainee Employment Adviser|
|1||Enthusiasm, commitment, and positive attitude to engaging and working flexibly with unemployed participants to achieve employment outcomes|
|2||Excellent communication skills especially oral|
|3||A strong sense of self, and level of confidence to engage comfortably with participants suffering unemployment and other disadvantages|
|4||Previous experience in Employment Services demonstrating consistent performance in achieving outcomes for participants would be highly regarded, although not essential|
|5||High level Information Digital Technology skills and competency using Microsoft Suite programs, Zoom, and other electronic systems|
|6||Motor vehicle driver’s licence|
|7||Provide your 3 preferred sites|
|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
|SCOPE:||Employment Adviser is a generic classification which covers work duties such as:
Employment Adviser duties shall include the range of duties required to deliver jobactive services prescribed under contract to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE).
An incumbent may be required to discharge all of the duties or some of the duties in such combination as specified as is necessary to deliver contracted services and taking into consideration the abilities and skills of the worker, and the needs of the site and participants.
Applicants are requested to follow the following format in applying for employment:
- 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.)
- Attach a copy of resume with details of three recent, relevant referees, and copies of any qualifications
- Please clearly identify your preferred Site(s) or geographical area
- 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
TURSA reserves the right to appoint applicants prior to the closing date.
Tursa Employment & Training reserves the right to require applicants to undergo a medical examination before offering employment.
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.