Employment Specialist - Youth
Christchurch, Full Time, Social Services
Please Quote Reference Number 71452
  • Take charge of your career!
  • Support youth to take charge of their career!
  • Full time 40 hours per week

  • For over 30 years, Odyssey House Christchurch has had a mission to improve the wellbeing of individuals, family and community affected by addiction, mental health and related issues.

    Our Community Youth Mental Health Service was established in 2012 to provide treatment for young people with mild to moderate mental health issues, and alcohol and other drug issues. We are now growing the 'Take Charge' team, who work alongside 18-19 year olds, experiencing mental health issues, in their quest for a job.

    As an Employment Specialist, you will have great relationships with employers, recruitment agencies and training providers within the Canterbury region. You will work alongside our young people to introduce them to and support their employment options.

    In this role, you will:
    • Deliver workshops to young people around job seeking skills and processes.
    • Work one on one with young people to match skills and strengths of young people with the needs of employers and industry
    • Work within a structured IPS model
    • Build and retain relationships with employers, training providers and community organisations ensuring sustainable employment connections
    To be successful in this role, you will:
    • Have excellent organisation skills, ensuring contact targets for young people and employers are met and reported weekly.
    • Demonstrate excellent written skills, preparing CVs and supporting documentation to ensure young people can engage in the employment process.
    • Be able to coach and motivate people
    • Have the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
    • An awareness of Mental Health and AoD would be desirable
    If this sounds like you, please apply now through the online application form.

    Please Quote Reference Number 71452

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