Employment Assessor Advisor
New Zealand Red Cross
Wellington, New Zealand
5d ago

As part of the largest humanitarian aid organisation in theworld, New Zealand Red Cross plays a vital role in providing assistance tovulnerable people in New Zealand and overseas.

New Zealand Red Cross is anorganisation with 10,000 volunteers and 400 staff.

The purpose of the Employment Assessor / Advisor role is tocarry out in-depth, individualised, client-centred assessments in order tocreate a career and employment plan with recommendations and timeframes.

A keytask is carrying out a full English language assessment that feeds into theplan and guides the referral recommendations.

The Assessor / Advisor works closely with other team membersto achieve the best outcome for the client. They monitor the individual’s progress, revise career and employmentplans, make referrals to other agencies and advocate on behalf of clients wherenecessary to support the advancement of their plan.

Essential to giving effective career and employmentreadiness advice is building and maintaining relationships with keystakeholders in the employment and training / education sector.

In this role you will mainly :

  • Carry out individual assessments of transferable work skillsand personal attributes and collect information on educational and employmentbackgrounds.
  • Support with developing CVs.

  • Carry out English language skills assessments to feed intothe employment plan
  • Develop a plan with the client including cleartraining / education pathways leading to employment
  • Network with training / education and service providers andemployers in the region
  • Work with relevant employers to grow employmentopportunities for low skill, skilled and professional individuals from refugeebackgrounds
  • Make referrals to appropriate agencies and ensure effectivelinkages are made, including advocacy for access to services
  • Demonstrate cross-cultural understanding both internally andexternally
  • Enter data into our Pathways to Employment database
  • We encourage you to apply for this role if you are able todemonstrate :

  • Skill in second language teaching to adults and experienceof assessing language competencies (required)
  • Understanding of the English language requirements andskills required to study at a NZ tertiary institution (desirable)
  • The ability to guide career planning
  • Excellent IT skills in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Awareness of NZ employers’ priorities and familiarity withemployment sectors in the region
  • Confidence in assessing work readiness and preparingindividuals for job search activities
  • Competence in intercultural communication and experienceworking with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Understanding of the refugee journey and common issues facedduring the resettlement process
  • Qualifications required :

  • Tertiary education in relevant field (required)
  • An English language teaching or applied linguisticsqualification (Required)
  • Membership of a professional organisation in a relevantfield, such as Career Development Association of NZ (CDANZ) or TESOLANZ(desirable)
  • If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for furtherinformation, please contact Jarrah Cook at 0274057892.

    To download the job description and to apply for thisposition please click the 'Apply Now' button to be taken to the New Zealand RedCross Careers page.

    All applications MUST be submitted online. Applicationsclose 5pm, Sunday 17 May 2020.

    You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand tobe considered for this job.

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