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Employment Consultant - Wellington

  • 499074
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Full Time

Are you a high achiever looking to use your performance mindset for an organisation with PURPOSE?  As someone working in Employment Services, your success enables better lives.

If you like variety and challenge and believe that with the right supports anyone can work, come join a professional, fun-loving team in delivering end-to-end employment services - from client sourcing, pre-employment preparation and addressing and finding solutions for barriers, through to job applications, brokering job placements, and in-work support (pastoral care).

It’s a job like no other!  Based in Wellington, you will work with a variety of job seekers, predominantly school leavers and also those with health conditions to support them in gaining sustainable employment and moving closer to independence.  Experience or understanding of the Mental Health and Disability sector would be advantageous, as would knowledge of the challenges the Post-Covid19 landscape presents from both jobseekers’ and employers’ perspectives. Travel within Wellington city, Porirua and Kapiti is required and a company vehicle will be provided. 

You will need to be self-driven and comfortable working autonomously. Experience in employment services is not a ‘must’. Our employment consultants are selected from a wide range of careers -- including sales, social services, business development, government and industry.  Life skills, enthusiasm to help people, grit & resilience, and the ability to bring the best out of people are key attributes we look for.

This role is initially offered fixed term to end June 2022.

Your role is to:

  • Manage your own one on one jobseeker caseload and employer portfolio.
  • Engage and motivate jobseekers to identify their strengths and employment opportunities.
  • Engage in networking activities to strengthen relationships with local business.  Local jobs for local people!
  • Working with local schools to support school leavers to transition into employment
  • Liaise with our Occupational Therapist team to develop and deliver health-based interventions
  • Generate your own leads and feel the buzz of placing people into sustainable work.
  • Take full ownership of the entire employment services process through to in-work support.

You possess:

  • Enthusiasm and determination to help people find work,
  • Capability in coaching and developing our clients to positively address work pathways.  You believe and embody a "work first approach"!
  • Ability to confidently generate leads from a "cold call" and turn them into employment - sales experience would be a distinct advantage.
  • Strong networks within the community
  • A passionate, committed and ethical approach to placing people into work.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to identify and sell a person's strengths and abilities and find solutions "outside the square"
  • Resilient demeanour with a positive outlook – an absolute ‘must have’
  • Proven results in an individual and team target driven environment
  • Excellent time management and administration skills
  • Some ‘life experience’! This will give you the compassion, credibility, strength and wisdom to deal with challenges some of our longer-term unemployed clients.

About us

APM is a stable and growing global health and employment services company with more than 5,000 employees serving over 350,000 people each year throughout ten countries.  In New Zealand, APM holds contracts with ACC, MSD, NZDF and also private employers to provide a range of services including Vocational and Community Rehabilitation, Pain and Injury Management, Workplace Health, Allied Health Intervention and Employment Services.   

Benefits and Culture:

You will be rewarded with an attractive salary, use of company car, laptop and personal use of smart phone.   

So, if you have what it takes and want to step into a role where you can truly make a positive difference, click "APPLY for this job" now. For a confidential discussion about the role feel free to call Renee  on 021 621 267.

Candidates must have existing rights to work in New Zealand to be considered for the role.  You must also hold a full, clean NZ or Australian Driver’s Licence and clear criminal history.

Closing date: We are keen to fill this position as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so don't delay!

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