January 29, 2018

Life Skills Coordinator Indigenous

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Want to play a key role in a team focussed on helping Indigenous job seekers into work?

Direct Recruitment is a highly successful 5 Star jobactive Provider and has been providing employment services to job seekers and employers across sites in Melbourne located at Camberwell, Cheltenham, Cranbourne, Narre Warren, Oakleigh, Pakenham and Springvale, Dandenong, Glen Waverley, Frankston, Richmond & Melbourne CBD.

We are currently seeking a suitably experienced Life Skills Coordinator to work with Indigenous Job seekers across our 12 Offices.

The Life Skills Coordinator Indigenous supports work done by the Employment Consultant by providing strengths based case management to Indigenous job seekers to help overcome non vocational challenges to employment with the aim of assisting individuals to gain and sustain employment.

This role involves working with Indigenous clients in individual case management including:

  • Assess Indigenous clients for non-vocational issues including but not limited to: risk of homelessness, financial issues, family breakdown, social issues and other non-vocational barriers to employment
  • Create Non-Vocational Support Plan in conjunction with job seekers.
  • Refer job seekers to Providers and make arrangements including appointment times, dates and contacts.
  • Follow up and remind clients and where appropriate attend with client to non-vocational appointments
  • Provide support and link clients with most appropriate non-vocational services in their local area and provide feedback to employment consultants
  • Research and network with non-vocational providers in the South East/Inner East of Melbourne to maintain and add to the suite of non-vocational services available to Direct Recruitment’s Indigenous job seekers
  • Engage with local Indigenous communities
  • Attend meetings, steering committees and other functions as required to maintain networks with non-vocational partners
  • Regular liaison with job seekers’ Employment Consultants on progress in overcoming non-vocational barriers
  • Arrange, in conjunction with Site Managers, for non-vocational partners to attend site meetings to discuss services directly with employment services employees
  • Provide information to assist in the process of ESAts (Assessments)


You will have a Degree or Graduate Diploma in Allied Health Services or Behavioural Sciences, Social Work, Rehabilitation, Counselling or other allied Health qualification and demonstrated experience in the provision of case work services for disadvantaged job seekers. If your qualification relates to a field that requires professional registration to practice, you must be registered with the appropriate authority. You will have proven ability to engage, build rapport and motivate Indigenous job seekers and an in depth understanding of the local labour market, challenges to employment and underlying issues faced by disadvantaged individuals.

A successful candidate will have:

  • A formal qualification in the Allied Health (e.g. Social Worker) or Community Services (e.g. Youth Worker) sectors
  • Knowledge of Indigenous organisations
  • An understanding of employer needs and expectations
  • Strong verbal, listening, written communication skills
  • Ability to be proactive, self-motivated and self-directed
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills with experience in delivery of innovative services that meet specific customer requirements and timelines
  • Valid full drivers licence and reliable vehicle
  • Current Working with Children Check & must be able to successfully pass a Police Check


  • Familiarity with issues facing Indigenous job seekers re-entering the workforce
  • Knowledge of employment service or related field

Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply for this position.  This action constitutes a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic). The filling of these positions is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975(Cth), and s 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010(Vic) and s 8(4) of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006(Vic)

How to Apply

If you want to be a part of a high performing team within a supportive and rewarding culture please apply with your cover letter and resume by emailing hr@directrecruitment.com.au. You can also request a position description by emailing hr@directrecruitment.com.au.

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