MAX Solutions is committed to improving the lives of others. Providing employment, health, training and humanitarian services in more than 250 locations around Australia, MAX Solutions invests strongly in the development of our people. We foster strong relationships between staff, clients and the community and are driven to make a difference.
The ParentsNext Consultant assists disadvantaged parents, at risk of long-term unemployment, prepare for their return to work, by the time their youngest child starts school. This includes identifying individual education and employment goals and early intervention assistance, through participation in activities, to help parents achieve their goals and overcome barriers to employment. Key Responsibilities Create a welcoming environment for parents and their children Explain the objectives of the ParentsNext program and participant obligations Conduct assessments using the Job Seeker Screening Instrument to identify work readiness and barriers Conduct work readiness assessments Collaboratively develop Participation Plans with parents to identify short and long term education and employment goals Provide career advice and labour market information on local employment and education opportunities Encourage and support early school leaver parents to undertake further education Identify existing experience, transferable skills and capabilities Identify gaps to be addressed, including training needs, to build work readiness and confidence Collaboratively identify strategies to meet individual needs using a holistic approach Create supported referral pathways for parents to access wraparound supports in response to the goals and barriers identified in their Participation Plan Engage participants in compulsory and voluntary activities to address vocational and non-vocational issues including skills gaps, training needs, health and well being Arrange, broker or deliver suitable activities which take into consideration individual needs and family circumstances Meet with parents face to face every three months Contact parents regularly to monitor participation in activities to ensure participation requirements are met, including confirming commencement, attendance and completion of activities, training and employment Use corrective actions to support parents meet their mutual obligation requirements, report and address breaches of the Targeted Compliance Framework and action suspensions and exits Connect parents to their family and/or local community to increase social connectivity and support networks Connect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents to their local community, land and family to build support networks Assist participants apply for jobs, develop and tailor CVs, prepare for interviews, understand employer expectations and to build employability skills Assist participants to access child care and JET Fee assistance Assist participants to understand and report earnings to Centrelink Approach employers t....