Casual opportunities - Placement Officer

La Trobe University
July 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:$50.75
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Casual opportunities - Placement Officer

Job No.: 567464

Work type: Casual

  • Available for immediate start
  • Positions located at Bundoora campus
  • HEO5 - $50.75 per hour + superannuation
  • About the position

    Join our Placement Partnering & Operations team supporting the co-ordination of work-based learning opportunities in nursing and education. You will work with a friendly and supportive team, liaising with students, academic staff, and placement agencies.

  • We offer flexible working hours.
  • Average hours ranging from 10 to 16 hours per week.
  • Growth area with potential opportunities for conversion to longer-term employment.
  • As a Placement Officer, you will be responsible for responding to student and partner inquiries related to placements, providing high quality professional advice and customer service, and consistently demonstrating La Trobe's cultural values. The Placement Officer acts as discipline contact working between the Academic Coordinator(s) and students to support the placement program for allocated discipline(s). The Placement Officer is also expected to work across the team, supporting fellow Placement Officers through periods of peaks and troughs, and supporting the team's overall business partnering activities.

    The key to success is excellent workload management skills and attention to detail in a high-volume area. An ability to work with complexity and ambiguity, and with a flexible approach to work.

    Skills and Experience

    To be considered for this position, you will have:

  • Completion of a degree without subsequent relevant work experience; or completion of an advanced diploma qualification and at least one year's subsequent relevant work experience; or completion of a diploma qualification and at least two years' subsequent relevant work experience; or completion of a Certificate IV and extensive relevant work experience; or completion of a post-trades certificate and extensive (typically more than two years) relevant experience as a technician; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Demonstrated ability to gain a conceptual understanding of relevant policies, procedures, or systems and interpretation in the application of policy and/or precedent.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and monitor workflows within own area of responsibility.
  • Demonstrated capacity to organise work effectively and efficiently and deliver outputs promptly.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, follow established procedures with limited supervision, and contribute positively to an effective team.
  • High-level proficiency in computer software packages including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, electronic mail, and the use of the internet as a research tool.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated customer service focus and solution-orientated approach.
  • Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills, and experience required for this position.

    About La Trobe

    La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas, and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia's research leaders and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we're passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

    How to apply

    Closing date: Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

    Position Enquiries: Dee Richards [email protected]

    Position Description below:

    PD - Placement Officer Casual.pdf

    Only candidates with full working rights in Australia may apply for this position.

    Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • A cover letter: specifying how many hours you would prefer to work and

  • An up-to-date resume

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    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

    All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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