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PACE Mentoring 2022

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

PACE Mentoring Autumn 2022

Applications still open and join us at the information session next week

Happy New Year! We hope you had a well-rested holiday and are ready for 2022.

Are you a jobseeker or student with disability, mental health condition or chronic illness looking to advance your career opportunity and expand your professional network?

Applications for PACE Mentoring Autumn 2022 are still open! 

PACE Mentoring is a free industry mentoring program that matches jobseekers and students with disability with experienced professionals from leading Australian businesses like QBE, ANZ, Alstom Transport and more!

The 4-months program is a great opportunity to:

  • Build confidence
  • Develop employability skills
  • Practice interview skills
  • Network with other professionals
  • Visiting worksites
  • Learn some top tips to get a head start on your career
  • Experience professional and personal development

Mentoring opportunities are in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth & Adelaide.

There are also some virtual mentoring opportunities for students and jobseekers based in other locations across Australia.

Stay tuned – more participating organisations to be announced!

Applications close on 28 February 2022.

Join In The Free Information Sessions

Want to know more about the PACE Mentoring program? We’ve got you covered!

Join AND  at the free online information session next week for an overview of the program.

You are invited to dial in if you are a student or jobseeker with disability, a parent or carer of someone with disability, or disability employment service providers and other people who work with people with a disability, mental health condition or chronic illness.

The sessions will be held online through Microsoft Teams. We’ll talk you through:

  • how the program works
  • the application process
  • what the matching process is like
  • what to expect from the program
  • plus any questions you have about PACE Menotring.

Event Details

Or call in (audio only)
+61 2 5104 6303,,788939907#   Australia, Canberra
1800 571 212,,788939907#   Australia (Toll-free)
Phone Conference ID: 788 939 907#

Please let us know if you would like any adjustments for this session.

If you can’t make it next Tuesday, we are running more information sessions over the next few months.

Mark the dates on your calendar and don’t miss it!

  • Monday 7th February 2022: 3pm – 4pm
    *all in Sydney/Canberra/Melbourne time (AEDT)

Are You Eligible?

Anyone 18 years or over with any type of disability, mental health condition or chronic illness is eligible for the PACE Mentoring Program.

We welcome previous Stepping Into applicants and PACE mentees to re-apply for the program.

AND accepts applications from jobseekers with all types of disability including, but not limited to: physical disability, mental health conditions, sensory impairments and immunological conditions. Find out more about disability types here.

Check out our website for the Frequently Asked Questions about the PACE Mentoring program. You can find the answers to the questions about eligibility, how the program works, timelines and more.

  • You can also contact AND on 1300 36 36 45 or via email applications@and.org.au for enquiry.

Don’t miss the amazing opportunity to advance your career opportunity.

Contact Us

  • If you have any questions, please contact Australian Network on Disabilty’s Programs team at applications@and.org.au or call 02 8270 9200.

Work With I CAN in 2022

Friday, December 17th, 2021

New Opportunities With I CAN Network for 2022

I CAN Network mentors more than 2000+ young people each year via their school-based and national online group mentoring programs.

I CAN are a proudly neurodiverse organisation and feel strongly about providing a workplace that celebrates and nurtures Autistic talent.

They also attract many non-Autistic team members who relish the opportunity to work for an Autistic-led organisation.

All of their positions are paid roles.

Due to the influx of new schools joining I CAN, they are recruiting Mentors & Program Facilitators in all five of their regional hubs:

  • Greater Melbourne – Inner City: Coburg to Frankston, Lilydale to Werribee.
  • Northern Victoria – Bendigo, Shepparton, Echuca and surrounding areas.
  • Barwon/Geelong – Colac & Bellarine
  • South West Victoria – Camperdown to Portland
  • Queensland – Brisbane, Northern and Southern Suburbs

These roles involve delivering their mentoring programs in I CAN Schools and/or through their National Online Group Mentoring Program.

For full descriptions and to apply CLICK HERE.

I CAN are also excited to recruit a People & Culture Manager (0.4 FTE) to join their senior staff. 

They are looking for a culturally-aligned, motivated, and self-driven individual to join their Senior Management team as a People & Culture Manager based in Victoria.

  • You will have tertiary qualifications in Human Resources, experience working in Human Resource Management, and will be able to perform tasks in a highly flexible workplace.
  • This role is a paid, part-time role.
  • Applications close Sunday 9th January 2022.

For more details CLICK HERE.

National Online Group Mentoring

  • Cycle 1 Begins: 7th February, 2022

I CAN Network’s national online group mentoring program continues to offer a safe, accepting, engaging space where Autistic young people ages 8-22 can connect each week with peers and mentors.

In addition to their classic I CAN groups, I CAN Imagination Club® and groups for LGBTIQA+ teens, they  will also be expanding our special interest-based groups to offer 14 different themes.

Please find their schedule details below:

MONDAY

Afternoon: 4:30-5:30PM AEDT

Imagination Club (8-12 years)
Star Wars (8-12 years)
Harry Potter (8-12 years)
Evening:  6:40-7:40PM AEDT

Harry Potter (13-22 years)
Star Wars (13-22 years)
Everything Marvel (13-22 years)

TUESDAY

Afternoon: 4:30-5:30PM AEDT

Dinosaurs (8-12 years)
Evening: 6:40-7:40PM AEDT

Pokémon (8-17 years)
I CAN Group (8-17 years)
Screens, Tunes & Characters (13-22 years)
Anime (13-22 years)

WEDNESDAY

Afternoon: 4:30-5:30PM AEDT

Minecraft (8-12 years)
Evening: 6:40-7:40PM AEDT

Drawing & Art (8-17 years)
Lego – NEW (8-17 years)
Sports – NEW (8-17 years)
I CAN Group (17-22 years)

THURSDAY

Evening: 6:40-7:40PM AEDT

LGBTQIA+ (13-17 years)
Animal Crossing  – NEW (8-17 years)
Minecraft (8-22 years)
AFL (8-17 years)
Dungeons & Dragons (13-22 years)

To avoid disappointment be sure to express your interest for Cycle 1 – 2022 as soon as possible!

To learn more or to express your interest use this link: EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST FOR 2022!

Please note: Age groups are advertised broadly. They will group participants as close to their age bracket as possible.

  • As a guide I CAN generally group within the following: 8 – 12 years, 13 – 17 years & 17 – 22 years – this may vary in I CAN Special Interest Groups: https://icannetwork.online/online/

Employ My Ability

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Employ My Ability – the Disability Employment Strategy

*From JobAccess

The Australian Government has developed Employ My Ability – the Disability Employment Strategy, to provide a guiding framework for governments, employers and the broader community to increase employment outcomes for people with disability.

The vision is create inclusive workplaces where people with disability can thrive in their careers.

Through Employ My Ability, the Government is looking to make meaningful changes to the way supports to jobseekers with disability are delivered, and empower employers to confidently recruit people with disability.

Four Priority Areas

Employ My Ability has four priority areas:

  1. Lifting employer engagement, capability and demand
  2. Building employment skills, experience and confidence of young people with disability
  3. Improving systems and services for job seekers and employers
  4. Changing community attitudes
  • Find out how you can contribute to the success of this strategy by visiting: www.dss.gov.au/disability-and-carers/disability-employment-strategy

Employ My Ability is available in the following accessible formats:

Showing Support

Many businesses are already committed to improving diversity within their own organisations, and are demonstrating this by publically endorsing Employ My Ability.

  • If your organisation would like more information on endorsing Employ My Ability, you can reach out to the Department of Social Services at dep@dss.gov.au.

College Adviser Position Available

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Interested in Being a College Adviser?

College Advisers are volunteers that play an important role in helping college members form friendships and enjoy life at Monash.

They also play a role in designing and delivering our events and ensuring that our community is a great experience for all members.

We provide all the training and work with you to help develop your skills in leadership, teamwork, planning and logistics and mentorship.

If this sounds like something that you’re interested in, then apply here:

  • https://www.monash.edu/non-residential-colleges/advisers


You don’t have to be a college member, to be an adviser.

If you know a fellow student who would make a great adviser, please forward this to them!

Training to Become a College Adviser

Training is essential for all advisers and the dates of training are:

  • 8th – 10th of February 2022 – On campus training for new and returning advisers.
  • 18th – 20th of February 2022 – Residential Training Camp (YMCA Anglesea)
  • 14th – 16th of February 2022 – Mental Health First Aid training (Optional)

If you have any questions, please contact: adam.fernandes@monash.edu. 

PACE Mentoring Autumn 2022

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

PACE Mentoring: Applications for Autumn 2022 Now Open!

We are excited to announce that applications for PACE Mentoring Autumn 2022 are now open! 

PACE Mentoring is a free industry mentoring program that matches jobseekers and students with disability with experienced professionals from leading Australian businesses like QBE, ANZ, Alstom Transport and more!

The 4-months program is a great opportunity to:

  • Build confidence
  • Develop employability skills
  • Practice interview skills
  • Network with other professionals
  • Visiting worksites
  • Learn some top tips to get a head start on your career
  • Experience professional and personal development
  • Mentoring opportunities are in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth & Adelaide. There are also some virtual mentoring opportunities for students and jobseekers based in other locations across Australia.

Apply now to be a PACE Mentee!

  • Applications close on 28 February 2022.

Are You Eligible?

Anyone 18 years or over with any type of disability, mental health condition or chronic illness is eligible for the PACE Mentoring Program.

We welcome previous Stepping Into applicants and PACE mentees to re-apply for the program.

AND accepts applications from jobseekers with all types of disability including, but not limited to: physical disability, mental health conditions, sensory impairments and immunological conditions.

Check out our website for the Frequently Asked Questions about the PACE Mentoring program.

You can find the answers to the questions about eligibility, how the program works, timelines and more.

  • You can also contact AND on 1300 36 36 45 or via email applications@and.org.au for enquiry.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to advance your career opportunity!

Join AND at Their Free Information Sessions

Want to learn more about the program?

Come along to AND’s free PACE Information sessions where we discuss how the program works, what the matching process is like, what to expect from the program and answer any questions you have about PACE Mentoring.

The sessions will be held online through Microsoft TEAMS.

  • Tuesday 14th December 2pm – 3pm
  • Tuesday 11th January 2pm – 3pm
  • Monday 7th February 3pm – 4pm

*all in Sydney/Canberra/Melbourne time (AEDT)

Click here to join the session

Or call in (audio only)

  • +61 2 5104 6303,,788939907#  Australia, Canberra
  • 1800 571 212,,788939907#  Australia (Toll-free)

Phone Conference ID: 788 939 907#

How PACE Mentoring Helped Melissa

“After I finished PACE, I submitted my resume to Indooroopilly State High School, where I was successful in obtaining an interview. Initially I was nervous, but I just relaxed and thought of the tips my mentor gave me. A week later I got a call from the principal saying that I had the job as a mathematics and science teacher.”

– Melissa from the 2018 PACE Mentoring cohort reflecting on how PACE helped her break into the teaching industry. 

If you have any questions, please contact Australian Network on Disabilty’s Programs team at applications@and.org.au or call 02 8270 9200.

Administrative Officer Position

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Expression of Interest – Administrative Officer (Leadership programs)

  • Location: Clayton campus
  • Hours: 4-15 per week
  • Pay per hour: $42.52

About the team

Career Connect offers a broad range of co- and extra-curricular programs designed to create transformative opportunities for students to acquire the experience, skills and attributes that optimise their employability and community engagement, smooth their transition from study to employment, and enable them to manage their careers in a global and rapidly evolving employment market.

We provide a range of programs and services for students, including those offered through Career Services, Student Leadership Development and Student Futures. Guided by the Sir John Monash ethos of service, we foster in our students a sense of responsibility to change the world for the better and equip them with the skills to do so.

About the role

In this role you will provide administrative support to Career Connect programs, including;

  • Reviewing and undertaking marking for the Leap into Leadership Online module suite
  • Responding to inquiries from students and university staff about LiLO and leadership programs
  • Supporting Program Coordinators with analysis and drafting reports in the Google suite and MS Office suite, updating shared google dashboards
  • Providing high-quality and timely feedback to students in line with Career Connect messaging
  • CRM data entry and basic workflow processing and administration
  • Supporting the leadership programs, including workshops and the Leadership Summit
  • Sending mail merges in Thunderbird and generating PDFs in AutoCrat
  • Reviewing forms and attendance data in Career Gateway
  • Updating online module content in Moodle (as per detailed requests)
  • Assisting with registration desk and set up/pack down processes at Leadership events

About you

To be considered for these opportunities you must have:

  1. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal including the ability to:
  2. quickly synthesise information from a variety of sources, and
  3. make judgements about customer service responses with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  4. Strong attention to detail and an ability to follow processes, work across multiple platforms, and to solve problems.
  5. Ability to work as an effective member of a team as well as independently under general supervision, either remotely or on-site.
  6. Basic ability to work with Google Suite and Microsoft Suite
  • (ideal) proficient with google sheets, Moodle, AutoCrat and Thunderbird
  • (ideal) experience of Student Leadership Development programs at Monash (Monash Minds Leadership Program, Ancora Imparo Leadership Program, Leap into Leadership Online or Student Leadership Summit)

Apply

If this sounds like the role for you and you meet the minimum qualification requirements don’t delay!

Please be sure to include the following information in your application:

  • cover letter
  • resume

Start your application now 

  • Please note, this opportunity closes on Tuesday 7th December.

GradWISE Information Session

Friday, November 19th, 2021

Join the GradWISE Team for an Information Session

Join the GradWISE team for an information session to learn about the award winning program and supports available to students and graduates living with a disability, injury or illness in securing sustainable employment in their field of study.

  • Register here to save the date: Wednesday 24 November 2021 at 11am AEDT

GradWISE Student Testimonials

“Being mentored by Edward, Chardee and Grace over the last 5 months has really helped me keep on track with my studies by having people that I can report to and keep accountability with for maintaining good habits that will allow me to work towards my goals.

“The Neurozone report was a good way to reflect on areas I can improve on, like having better nutrition and being able to discuss and tailor weekly plans was a good way to stay on top of taking care of my mental and physical health. Additionally, since I have recently graduated and am on the hunt for jobs, it has been reassuring to be able to send my resume and cover letters to be checked prior to applying for roles.

“GradWISE takes a holistic approach to supporting their students and would definitely recommend more students partake in their program as they have a lot to offer and genuinely care about our wellbeing.”

And this:

“…GradWISE is fantastic because I found my dream job through this program!

The head of GradWISE, Edward and the program manager, Chardee have encouraged me and guide me to apply the graduate positions through the disability pathway.

“I was so excited after the first meet with them; they are so friendly and professional. They have not only brought me the valuable information but the hope in getting a graduate job that I really want.”

And finally this:

“A program like GradWISE which informs and guides you about your future options and gives you the much needed assurance that you are not on your own, is indeed a very good idea.

“I think it fills a gap that exists during the transitional period between finishing studies and starting work. Feeling supported and guided during this period saves students from unnecessary anxiety born out of uncertainty.

“Because help via GradWISE comes to you at your campus, all students have an equal opportunity of getting guidance and support.

“The neurozone Survey is a good way to assess where each individual student is at so that then they may be helped to shape their thoughts and actions in a beneficial way. The positive mindset can help in all areas of life including finding jobs and maintaining good work ethics.”

 

Short-Term Admin Job

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

Short-Term Admin Job Opportunity Available for Monash Students

The Jobs for Students team is seeking a student to support the Department of External Relations Development and Alumni with some administration work.

This work will take place on-site at Clayton campus, up to four days per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday) for approximately 2-3 weeks.

The pay rate is HEW 3, $36.98 per hour.

Starting on Monday 22 November, you will be scanning graduation programs, and sorting them into Google folders.

You will need to be comfortable to stand for long periods to use the photocopier.

My Disability My Plus

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

My Disability My ‘Plus’ – Join AND’s upcoming Employability Series Webinar

Free Webinar hosted by Helen Cooke, CEO & Founder of MyPlus (UK)

You are invited to join our upcoming webinar to hear from disability expert, Helen Cooke, on how students and jobseekers can use disability to stand out from the crowd.

What we’ll cover:

  • Disability – help or hindrance?
  • Identifying your ‘Plus’
  • Writing your Strength Statement
  • Top Tips
  • Resources
  • You will also hear from a Stepping Into Alumni on their experience of talking about their disability with employers.

Event Details

  • Where: Online via MS Teams

Thursday 28th October

  • Melbourne/Sydney/Canberra/Hobart – 6:00-7:00pm
  • Brisbane – 5:00-6:00pm
  • Adelaide – 5:30-6:30pm
  • Perth – 3:00-4:00pm
  • Darwin – 4:30-5:30pm

Click here to join the session​, or dial in via phone at 1800 571 212, participant code: 921 529 172# to listen in via audio.

  • Accessibility: Please contact applications@and.org.au if you have any accessibility requirements. We can arrange live captioning with 72 hours notice if requested.

This webinar is part of Australian Network on Disability’s Employability Series. Click here to read more.

Celebrate with GradWISE

Friday, October 15th, 2021

GradWISE Celebrate an Incredible Year of Graduate Outcomes and Partnership with Monash!

Through the extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19, GradWISE students and graduates have demonstrated agility and resilience in what has been a year of transformation during 2021.

Are You Thinking About Your Graduate Career?

On the back of the great success achieved in 2021, GradWISE look ahead to a new year and look forward to helping you shape your future careers.

Through one-on-one, group and online services, GradWISE will give you the skills, assistance and industry exposure you need in finding your perfect graduate or entry level role.

GradWISE Information Session

Join the GradWISE team for an information session to learn about the award winning program and supports available to students and graduates living with a disability, injury or illness in securing sustainable employment in their field of study.

  • Register here to save the date: Wednesday 24 November 2021 at 11am AEDT