Reconnect Access Worker

Melbourne, Australia
07 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Committed to innovative education, strong industry engagement and social inclusion
  • HEW 5, attractive salary and benefits on offer
  • Duration of role and location: until 30th June 2019. One position located in Mansfield; second position located in Healesville

About Swinburne 

Swinburne University of Technology has a long, proud history of educating and training students for over 100 years.

About the job 

The Reconnect Access Worker will support the Skills First Reconnect Programs. These programs aim to provide disengaged high needs learners with supports that will help reduce the barriers they face in participating and succeeding in training and the workforce. The Reconnect Access Worker position is critical in identifying participant eligibility, ensuring adequate participant intake to meet contract requirements and the subsequent effective management of client progress.

The Reconnect Access Worker is required to establish and maintain strong relationships with relevant agencies to facilitate the provision of a holistic and quality service and to provide information on issues including referral processes, client needs, local issues, community feedback and approaches or gaps in service delivery.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • A degree with subsequent relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or knowledge
  • A good understanding of the current Victorian education system with the ability to navigate individual education options for clients
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs of marginalised and high needs clients who may be disengaged from education and community, and an understanding of barriers faced by this group

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


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How to apply

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check.

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Helen Boettcher, Project Manager on +61 3 9726 1492.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: TBC
Applications close at 5.00 pm on Friday 22 September 2017