Pathways to Employment Employer Liaison

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed employer liaison to join our newly established Pathways to Employment programme in Christchurch.

Pathways to Employment Employer Liaison

Christchurch City

Reference: 3937598

Part time - Permanent

We are an organisation with over 14,500 voluntary members and 500 staff and we are seeking an enthusiastic and committed employer liaison to join our newly established 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 employer liaison role is to grow the pool of employment opportunities for former refugees in the Christchurch region. Drawing on your Career Development experience, you will assist in preparing them for their job search and engagement in the New Zealand workforce. Your proven ability to engage collaboratively with clients will ultimately facilitate successful employment relationships. There is an expectation that work experience, internships, trials and paid employment will be monitored for an initial period.

The role includes intensive, individualised work with both refugee background clients and potential employers. As such, you will require competence in intercultural communication and experience working with people from diverse and marginalised backgrounds as well as an awareness of New Zealand employer priorities and familiarity with employment organisations and networks in the region.

There is the potential for this position to include management and leadership of the local Pathways to Employment staff if the candidate has relevant leadership and management skills and experience. If you are interested in becoming the Team Leader of the employment service, please indicate this in your application.

A tertiary qualification in a relevant field is desirable.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Carol Ball at New Zealand Red Cross on (03) 339 3754.

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Applications close: 29 January 2018