Indigenous Employment Consultant
Indigenous Employment Consultant
- Join a Dynamic National Indigenous Employment Team
- Position available in Victoria
- Frequent travel required (mainly intrastate)
Maxima’s Indigenous Employment Team is looking for a Consultant to assist with the recruitment and mentoring of its hosted trainees.
You will join an existing national team of professionals supporting opportunities for young Indigenous people through traineeships with our corporate partners. The Maxima Group employs over 600 apprentices and trainees nationally with approximately 50% identifying as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
Some of the things you will do:
- Promoting Maxima to either potential Australian Apprentices or potential Host Employers,
- Develop links with schools to promote Indigenous employment opportunities,
- Develop links with Government and non-Government Agencies, and Indigenous community networks to promote Indigenous employment opportunities,
- Promote Australian Apprenticeships through personal contacts and visits to new and existing clients,
- Undertake interview and selection procedures for Indigenous Australian Apprentices,
- Undertake monitoring visits on both a pre-arranged basis as well as on an as needs basis,
- Support and mentor Indigenous Australian Apprentices and take appropriate action to resolve work related issues and refer appropriately for non-work related issues,
- Identify and diffuse potential problems relating to work performance, training issues, pay enquiries, absenteeism and any other areas identified by the Host employer or the Australian Apprentice as being problematic,
- Trouble-shoot and/or negotiate with Australian Apprentices, Host Employers, Training Providers, Maxima’s Australian Apprenticeship Centre and Traineeship and Apprenticeship Services,
- Maintain up to date information and knowledge of training packages and government funding.
What is required?
- Experience in recruitment, mentoring or coaching
- A strong understanding of Indigenous culture and empathy for young adults
- A high level of oral and written skills with the ability to work to procedures
- To be well organised and able to operate in a time focused manner
- Have the self discipline to work unsupervised and show a high level of initiative
- To be professionally presented as you will be dealing directly with our Corporate Clients
- A knowledge of Group Training and the vocational education and employment sector would be an advantage
- To be prepared to obtain a National Police Clearance
- To be prepared to obtain a Working With Children Check
- Ability to use Microsoft Office tools
- Current driving licence and a serviceable vehicle. A fuel card and generous vehicle allowance will be provided as part of your employment package.
What we offer?
We distinguish ourselves by offering family-friendly working hours, and a supportive working environment. We listen and we care.
- Professional, community-focused and participant-centred team culture
- Extensive salary sacrificing options (as a not for profit organisation, Maxima has PBI status)
- Attractive base salary
- Fully maintained company Vehicle and fuel card
- Personal Accident / Illness Insurance
- Flexible Working Arrangements
- Annual leave loading (17.5% loading paid while on annual leave)
- Discounts on BUPA Private Health Insurance and Goodlife Health Club membership
- Continuous training and development
- Long term career development opportunities
- Reward and recognition program
- Regular team building activities
- Volunteering leave
- Employee Assistance Program
- Annual Flu Vaccination
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.