New Zealand Red Cross – Pathways to Employment
Permanent Part – Time (30 hours a week)
About the role – Kōrero mō te tūranga
We have an exciting opportunity for an Employment Assessor/Advisor in our Pathways to Employment programme, working with former refugees in the Hamilton area.
The purpose of the Employment Assessor/Advisor role is to carry out in-depth, individualised, client-centred assessments in order to create a career and employment plan with recommendations and timeframes. A key task is carrying out a full English language assessment that feeds into the plan and guides the referral recommendations.
The Assessor/Advisor works closely with other team members to achieve the best outcome for the client. They monitor the individual’s progress, revise career and employment plans, make referrals to other agencies and advocate on behalf of clients where necessary to support the advancement of their plan.
Essential to giving effective career and employment readiness advice is building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders in the employment and training/education sector.
In this role you will:
- Carry out individual assessments of transferable work skills and personal attributes and collect information on educational and employment backgrounds.
- Carry out English language skills assessments to feed into the employment plan.
- Develop a plan with the client including clear training/education pathways with mutually agreed milestones.
- Provide career advice and guidance relevant to the clients’ individual needs and circumstances.
- Support with developing CV’s.
- Network with training/education and service providers and employers in the region.
- Demonstrate cross cultural understanding both internally and externally
- Enter data into our Pathways to Employment database
Who are we looking for? – Mā wai te mahi nei?
To be successful you will have:
- Skill in second language teaching to adults and experience of assessing language competencies (required).
- Understanding of the English language requirements and skills required to study at a NZ tertiary institution (desirable).
- The ability to guide career planning.
- Awareness of NZ employers’ priorities and familiarity with employment sectors in the region.
- Excellent IT skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
- Competence in intercultural communication and experience working with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Understanding of the refugee journey and common issues faced during the resettlement process.
Applications close 25/09/2023