Employment Assessor Advisor - Auckland
New Zealand Red Cross
Wellington, New Zealand
12d ago

Red Cross is the world's largest humanitarian organisation, working together towards our mission to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity and enhancing community resilience.

New Zealand Red Cross is a New Zealand wide organisation with over 14,500 members and 500 staff.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Employment Assessor / Advisor in our Pathways to Employment programme.

The goal of Pathways to Employment is to assist refugee background individuals to find meaningful and sustainable employment and to be economically independent.

Employment not only improves economic independence; it is also important to social wellbeing and connection to New Zealand society.

The purpose of the Employment Assessor / Advisor role is to carry out in depth, client-centred career and employment assessment for individual clients in order to create an individual employment plan with recommendations and timeframes.

The assessor / advisor also carries out English language assessments to feed into the employment plan.

The Employment Assessor / Advisor works closely with the Employer Liaison when clients are ready for job applications, makes referrals to other agencies where appropriate, builds networks with key stakeholders in the employment and training / education sector, and advocates on behalf of individual clients related to the progressing of the plan.

In this role you will mainly :

  • Carry out individual assessments of transferable work skills and personal attributes and collect information on educational and employment backgrounds.
  • Support with developing CVs
  • Carry out English language skills assessments to feed into the employment plan
  • Develop a plan with the client including clear training / education pathways leading to employment
  • Work with team to assist placing clients into employment including assisting clients with online job applications
  • Network with training / education and service providers and employers in the region
  • Work with relevant employers to grow employment opportunities for low skill, skilled and professional individuals from refugee backgrounds
  • Make referrals to appropriate agencies and ensure effective linkages are made, including advocacy for access to services
  • Demonstrate cross cultural understanding both internally and externally
  • We encourage you to apply for this role if you are able to demonstrate :

  • The ability to guide career planning
  • Awareness of NZ employers’ priorities and familiarity with employment sectors in the region
  • Confidence in assessing work readiness and preparing individuals for job search activities
  • 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
  • Qualifications required :

  • Tertiary education in relevant field (desirable)
  • Membership of a professional organisation in a relevant field, such as CDANZ (desirable)
  • A language teaching / applied linguistics qualification (desirable)
  • If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact John Rodgers at New Zealand Red Cross 0278074974.

    Applications close 19 February 2019.

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    We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce and adhere to best practice equal employment opportunity principles in all aspects of our recruitment and our ways of working.

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