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Community Employment Consultant (Jobs Victoria Employment Network) 

About your environment
Wingate Avenue Community Centre has been a key player in improving the lives of disadvantaged residents living in the Ascot Vale and Flemington communities since 1985.  Our Pathways Support team works closely within the RTO and is responsible for ensuring that our students and job seekers are provided with a diverse range of engaging services that inspire individuals to achieve their full potential.
The Community Employment Consultant within the Pathways Support team is primarily responsible for delivering a suite of employment services as part of the Jobs Victoria Employment Program (JVEN).

About your opportunity
We are seeking a second Community Employment Consultant reporting to Centre Management.  Your role is to support and implement the #WorkNOW program (Jobs Victoria) and support existing employment programs. The role will:

  • Lead a consortium comprised of four local service providers
  • Further develop strategic connections and relationships with businesses that will assist disadvantaged job seekers
  • Grow our current employment service delivery, providing specialised assistance to disadvantaged Victorian jobseekers to gain and retain employment

All about you
We are looking for a highly motivated community minded person with:

  • At least three years’ experience in a related role with high level business development and employment service skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders, respond compassionately and engage with program participants
  • Sound database skills with the ability to effectively manage administrative tasks

What we can offer you
A Full time position provides a salary of $65,326 per annum plus superannuation, annual leave loading and the benefits of not-for-profit salary packaging and meals and entertainment. We also offer a flexible, supportive and friendly work environment, social and wellbeing activities and a location close to public transport and the CBD.

To apply and for more info
To obtain a copy of the position description please click on the following links:Position Description
Applications that do not address their experience in a cover letter will not be considered.

For more information contact Jan Thorpe on (03) 9376 5244.

WACC will only make contact with applicants that are shortlisted for interview. All offers of employment will be made subject to satisfactory completion of employment checks including evidence of right to work in Australia and a National Police Check

Applications close COB Tuesday 30th October 2018.


EAL Teacher – position available

18hrs teaching +PTA’s

Wingate Avenue Community Centre (WACC) established in 1985, plays a key role in improving the lives of disadvantaged residents living in the Ascot Vale and Flemington communities.  We do this through the delivery of a wide range of programs, courses and activities, which focus on community engagement, development activities, support programs and adult learning. The education team is primarily responsible for managing the preparation and delivery of the Skills First Program, Skills for Education & Employment Program (SEE) and the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP).

We are seeking passionate and experienced English teachers for our EAL curriculum. The position is based at our Ascot Vale Location. Candidates will be employed  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Successful candidates will report to the Education Manager and will be responsible for delivering accredited Certificates in EAL curriculum to EAL and AMEP clients.

Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare training and session plans to enable efficient and effective course delivery ensuring all WACC training policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Ensure all training and session plans meet the minimum requirements of individual units of competency.
  • Delivery training in line with curriculum and WACC training policies and procedures
  • Maintaining course records and student progress as per quality standards
  • Ensure the needs of learners are met and employ a range of teaching techniques to cover course topics.
  • Undertake client assessments against the ACSF as per SEE, AMEP and Skills First contracts
  • Ensure a positive learning environment is maintained.
  • Participate in assessment validation and moderation
  • Pre Training Assessments (PTA) for SEE, AMEP and Skills First

Key Selection Criteria


  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110)
  • Bachelor of Education with a TESOL major or equivalent which includes a practicum of at least 60 hrs or
  • A Bachelor of Education, Master of Education or Master of Teaching with TESOL as a method (includes a practicum).
  • Demonstrated experience in using a range of teaching and assessment strategies which are appropriate to a diverse student population.
  • Understanding of and willingness to comply with Australian Qualifications Training Framework requirements.
  • Ability to conduct PTA’s for SEE, AMEP and Skills First students.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team skills.

Desirable but not essential

  • Experience working in a similar role and/or understanding of the neighbourhood house sector
  • An understanding of the philosophy underpinning community organisations
  • Current driver’s license and own vehicle
  • Current Working with Children Check

To access the full position description, please click on the link: Position Description

To apply, please send through your cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and resume to education@wingateave.com.au. For more information, please contact Fiona Koestier on 03 9376 5244 or email education@wingateave.com.au.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

All offers of employment will be made subject to satisfactory completion of employment checks including evidence of right to work in Australia and a National Police Check.