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Spinal Cord Injuries Australia - Job Description Job Title: Employment Consultant Section: Resource Development Department: SCI Workforce Location: Alexandria Reports to: Service Development Manager Direct Reports: None In Direct Reports: None Hours: 37.5 per week Contract: 12 months commencing January 2009 Original Date: November 2008 SCI Australia Vision: An Australian culture that embraces people with disabilities and encourages them to participate equally in social and economic life. SCI Australia Mission: To be Australia’s leading charitable enterprise in the PREVENTION of spinal cord injuries, CARE for those who have spinal cord injury and the support of research to find a CURE for spinal cord injury. General Information SCI Workforce is the employment and vocational arm of SCI Australia. Currently SCI Workforce services people with disabilities in achieving sustainable employment outcomes through its contract with the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). SCI Workforce provides vocational guidance, training and re-integration back into employment, through its Disability Employment Network (DEN) services with DEEWR Job Summary The responsibility of the Employment Consultant will be to manage a caseload of (25) clients with spinal cord injuries with the responsibility of mentoring, coaching and marketing into meaningful & sustainable employment. This will involve working extensively with the individual to achieve the necessary confidence and competency level to enter or re-enter paid employment; meeting the minimum guidelines under current contractual arrangements with DEEWR. Key Performance Indicators / Responsibilities Overseeing all responsibilities is the commitment to the vision and mission of SCI Australia. This is measured by the performance level of all KPI’s. 1. Commence 25 clients into the program by 28 February 2009 2. Assess clients’ skills and experience then develop strategies to increase these including where appropriate vocational services 3. Identify employment opportunities by the promotion of the individual client to appropriate employers and then place clients into employment at a minimum of 8 hours a week. 4. Meet employment outcomes of 14 clients employed by 30 June 2008 5. Convert employment outcomes between 4, 13 and 26 weeks at above 85%. 6. Maintain required client documentation as per DEEWR and DSS contractual requirements including action & exit plans. These are to be created in negotiation with clients and tailored to meet realistic goals within set timeframes and link into opportunities within each local labour market. . 7. Developing and maintaining positive relations with all SCIA staff, Government and other agencies. 8. Completing monthly and all other reports as required. Other Duties and Responsibilities Other Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 1. Maintaining policies and procedures - particularly in relation to audits – and continuous improvement documentation to maintain Quality Assurance certification All SCIA staff has the responsibility to promote SCIA in a positive manner at all times during their employment. This is achieved through not just noting communication but understanding it. If at anytime, something is not fully understood about any aspect of work involving SCIA then the staff member has the responsibility to find out. Occupational Health and Safety (OH & S) - Staff of SCIA has a legal responsibility to actively contribute towards maintaining a healthy and safe workplace as per the SCI Australia OH & S policy. To do this, staff must: • Work safely within the guidelines at all times to protect their own health and safety, and the health and safety of everyone with whom they work, and the health and safety of other persons at their worksite. • Report to their manager, in writing, any incidents or hazards they encounter in their working day and to follow up said incident/hazard. • Use any equipment provided to protect their health and safety while at work. • Cooperate with all safety programs being implemented by SCIA. • Ensure they are not affected by alcohol or another drug, which may endanger their own, or any other persons’ health and safety. • If employees have any questions regarding OH& S, they should firstly seek assistance from their Manager. All inquiries are welcomed and encouraged. Safety is essential not only for the staff of SCIA but it is also a priority to provide a safe environment for our consumers & visitors. SCIA has an OH& S committee and all Spinal Cord Injuries Australia staff are encouraged to participate in any training offered and/or to contribute to the committee at anytime. Essential Criteria: • Extensive Case Management experience in the areas of physical disability including successful outcomes for each individual in employment • Proven track record in direct and reverse marketing • A demonstrated high level of written and oral communication skills • Ability to work in a team environment • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with employers, Government and non-Government agencies • Competent in administration, record keeping and database management. Incumbent: ______________________________ Signature: _______________________________ Date: ____________ Manager: _______________________________ Signature: _______________________________ Date: ___________