I am attending 2 information sessions - tonight and tomorrow night at St Marys (Wednesday) and Hurstville (Thursday). We are attempting to fast track our hiring process to cope with an additional 9 outlets and a rapid growth in the number of people trying to access our services.
The changes brought in from March 1st have been significant and my team are working very hard to deal with a new IT system, gaps in the ranks caused by promotion and relocation and an almost 50% jump in registrations.
Can the mighty NOVA cope?
Absolutely and it would really help if, after reading the demands of working here (http://www.novaemployment.com.au/Nova/WorkingForNova/) you thought you could make the grade. I suggest a read of this page is a vital pre-step to coming to join us. If you are successful you'll get to hear me tell you in person that the reason you were hired was simple; I couldn't get anyone better!
We only accept the very best - you need to have a sincere desire to help our job seekers, you need the ability to cope with sometimes high levels of stress and you need to aggressively pursue the best possible outcomes for our job seekers. Convince us you can do that and you're in!
Having made the cut we have (well) above award pay and conditions and the very best training program in Disability Employment Services today. Apart from a structured 13 week induction we educate all staff to minimum Cert IV in Disability Work and have a range of additional training programs that expose staff to the latest concepts in disability employment delivered by local and international speakers recognised as expert in their field(s).
If you want to hear more the details are on our home page (box top right hand side).
See you there.
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