Are you ready to make a positive impact in someone’s life? Join us and be part of our story! We have an exciting full time opportunity available at our Merrylands office for an experienced employment consultant. The ParentsNext program is a government initiative to prepare out-of-work parents to return to the workforce by the time their youngest children turns 6.  In this role, you will partner with parents to provide flexible and tailored support, and build motivation around returning to work.  Your objectives will be to link them with community support and childcare services and to identify suitable education and employment goals. About You  As a ParentsNext Consultant you will have a highly empowering style with the ability to build effective professional relationships with participants, community organisations and other stakeholders including Government departments.To succeed in this role you will need to be able to demonstrate:Your ability to establish relationships with organisations, such as Centrelink, that are likely to generate referralsYour ability to support customers to develop sustainable employment and education goalsYour resourcefulness to develop participation plans with your customers to achieve these goalsYour knowledge of the local labour market and experience in placing clients into local employment opportunitiesYour excellent administration skills and ability to maintain regular assessments with customersYour flexibility to work over multiple locations to ensure the program runs smoothly and our customers get prompt, high level service People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply.As part of this role you will be required to travel within your region.Essential CriteriaSatisfactory background checks including NDIS Workers Check and Working With Children Check (or willingness to obtain)Experience in customer focused roles       Experience working with in the disability service sector highly regardedCurrent driver’s licence (minimum P2)*Successful applicants must be able to supply evidence of both COVID-19 vaccinations + Booster*Why Work for Us?In return for your skills and experience you will receive:Benefit of salary packaging through our partner, Maxxia: Salary Packaging | Maxxia, increasing your take home payA dynamic EAP partner who supports our employees with free counselling and financial services for you and your immediate family member, Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) - Veretis Performance PsychologyIn house – Learning and Development team offering ongoing career development supportPaid parental and partner leaveFitness Passport providing you access to over 500 gyms at a low priceEmployee discounts to Winc and Medibank health coverYearly bonuses and pay incrementsMonthly Rostered Day Off (RDO)Rewards and recognition program Who Are We?Ability Options is a stand out Employment Service provider with a proven track record of delivering high star rating performance. From 33 offices across NSW, each year we support over 12,500 jobseekers including parents, Indigenous communities, school leavers and people with disability to prepare for, gain and maintain employment. 60000 AUD Merrylands 2160