Employment Mentor – Central Highlands

  • Highly regarded not-for-profit organisation
  • Progressive, enthusiastic and dedicated staff
  • Attractive Salary Packaging available
  • Full-time position
  • Based in Ballarat and other regions within Central Highlands

Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services (Djerriwarrh) is a highly regarded not-for-profit charitable organisation which has been delivering high quality education, training, employment and youth programs in the western suburbs of Melbourne since 1989.  Djerriwarrh’s Mission Statement is ‘empowering individuals and the local community to learn, connect and grow’.  Djerriwarrh has an inclusive, collaborative workplace culture.

The Employment Mentor is responsible for assisting long term unemployed jobseekers into ongoing sustainable employment.

The Employment Mentor will:

  • work closely with jobseekers to develop their skills and identify and address any barriers to employment, while sourcing employment opportunities;
  • provide pre and post-employment mentoring and support to the jobseekers and employers to assist in successful job placements; and,
  • engage with employers and support them with their recruitment needs.


  • Excellent computer literacy
  • Ability to mentor, motivate and advocate
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in case management working with jobseekers to develop their work preparation skills including resume and interview techniques
  • Ability to identify and address any barriers to employment, while sourcing employment opportunities
  • Working With Children Check
  • Current drivers licence
  • A qualification or experience in recruitment, employment/community services.

Position Description:
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Applications Direction – JVES Mentor October 2021

JVES Mentor August 2021

Applications must include a cover letter, an address to the Key Selection Criteria and a current resume.  Applicants who do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be contacted.

Previous applicants need not reapply.

Closing date: 5:00pm Saturday 27 November 2021

Djerriwarrh actively encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.