Job Description

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and professional leader to manage our Return to Work SA funded Job Placement Services (JPS) Program. 

The JPS program’s goal is to place customer’s into quality paid employment, following an injury from a previous workplace. The role will require a genuine passion for working with those in need, an ability to drive team performance to meet relevant targets and foster a strong team culture in line with Workskil Australia's values.

Located in Adelaide (location flexible across our office network) and reporting to the National Business Development Manager, your focus will be supporting a team of Employment Consultants to achieve high standards of performance, customer service, quality and compliance in the delivery of JPS across multiple locations, while positioning the organisation to be able to expand its rehabilitation and return to work services.  

About You

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Proven people management experience including setting and working to KPIs;
  • Proven understanding of career development and psychological models that support injured people into employment;
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse financial performance and compliance requirements;
  • Exceptional people management skills in driving and mentoring a team including a sound understanding of performance management and work health and safety issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and evaluate return to work/employment pathway plans;
  • Superior skills in developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships;
  • Extensive working knowledge in the Employment and/or Rehabilitation Services industry and its contractual obligations;
  • Experience working across intra state regions;
  • Sound knowledge of the Adelaide labour market;
  • Strong understanding of setting and working to budgets and monitoring progress; and
  • Excellent computer, administration financial management and problem solving skills.

You will also be required to:

  • Hold a current South Australian driver’s licence.
  • Have a Minimum of Diploma or higher in Career Development, Rehabilitation or Psychology.
  • Have a minimum two years’ experience working in rehabilitation or employment services.
  • Have a minimum two years’ experience in a management role.
  • Travel extensively in and around the Adelaide region.

About Us

Workskil Australia is a national not-for-profit and charitable organisation, with over 35 proud years of supporting Australians to achieve sustained economic and social self-reliance. We do this by providing a range of employment, work experience, disability, youth, Indigenous and community services across New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria.

We promote a positive team culture where high performance can thrive. We value excellent customer service, integrity and honesty in our employees. We look for employees who have a genuine passion for working with those in need, are results-focused and can contribute to a strong team. In return for your truly valued contribution we will support your ongoing career development and offer a friendly, supportive & innovative environment for you to thrive.

We work hard every day to:

  • Work with our Customers to secure great long-term job opportunities.
  • Meet the labour needs of business and industry through quality recruitment services at no cost.
  • Assist businesses with diversifying their workforce.
  • Provide specialist employment and community services to people seeking work, including people with mental illness, injury or disability and Indigenous Australians.
  • Deliver work experience projects to the community.

Our values remain at the heart of everything we do and we strive to conduct our business with the highest degree of care, integrity, respect, honesty and service. We believe that the care, respect and high level of service we give to all of our customers is our key point of difference.


A competitive salary will be negotiated commensurate with skills and experience. As Workskil Australia is a public benevolent institution, we can also offer a portion of the salary through tax effective salary packaging.

About your Application

For your application, please include both a cover letter and resume. Your letter should set out why you are the appropriate candidate for the role. For ease of upload, we encourage you to combine these into one file as a pdf or word document. Please also note that a psychometric assessment is part of the application process, so please allow yourself approximately 15 minutes to complete your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Prior to an offer of employment b eing made, candidates must provide authority for a Federal Police Clearance and other checks that may be a requirement of the position. To learn more about working at Workskil Australia click here

We are actively looking to fill this role and reserve the right to shortlist and interview applicants whilst this advertisement is open so encourage you to submit your application at your earliest opportunity.

Workskil Australia is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer. We particularly welcome applicants who identify as Indigenous, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds or have a disability.

No Recruitment Agencies Please

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