Placement Officers

Join a rapidly growing organisation that empowers people to achieve their life, work and education goals

Be part of changing someone’s life

Are you excited that you would receive 5 weeks annual leave and 12 days flex leave?

Liaise with Labour Hires, Group Training Organisations, Employers and Job Seekers, matching and marketing people’s skills with employment opportunities.

About us

Workskills is a progressive, leading, not-for-profit employment services provider in Southern Tasmania. Even though we are experiencing rapid growth, our focus remains on being a great community organisation where our people have the ability to excel. Our commitment to our clients is quite simple – to truly understand and prepare our clients for their future, to place our clients in meaningful jobs or training; and to help keep the employment or training opportunity – for the benefit of individuals, families and communities. With a strong focus on customer service, our dynamic teams are genuine and passionate about changing lives. We are focused on continuous improvement and driving performance to best support individuals, employers and the broader community. Workskills provides the environment where our people can have a defining influence on the lives of Tasmanians – after all we have been doing this for 38 years.  

The opportunity

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team as Placement Officers. 

This exciting role will see you liaising with Labour Hires, Group Training Organisations and employers on a regular basis to understand current and future labour market requirements enabling you to match and market participant’s skills with available employment opportunities.

You will also actively engage with organised pre-employment and vocational training activities arranged by Workskills to promote and place participants into employment. 

Operate with a high level of autonomy, responsibility and confidentiality, demonstrating your commitment to Workskills vision, purpose and values. 

About you

Essential requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing professional relationships to achieve the successful recruitment of disadvantaged Job Seekers and to research and identify new business opportunities for Workskills Participants
  • Demonstrated high level ability to engage with Employers to build and maintain effective relationships
  • Demonstrated ability in developing and utilising materials and tools to promote employer engagement 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to liaise with people at all levels, both internally and externally and from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs of diverse cohorts including Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) clients, Youth, Mature Age, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants and the long term unemployed
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with the demonstrated ability to prioritise and undertake multiple tasks
  • Strong sales background with a proven sales record
  • Proven record of delivering quality services and achieving high performance standards against measurable targets and KPI’s
  • Provision of a current satisfactory National Criminal Records Check and a Working with Children Check.
  • Current driver’s licence.

Desirable but not essential:

  • Relevant industry knowledge and experience, including knowledge of community service programs
  • Demonstrated experience in broad based recruitment strategies, workforce planning and employer engagement.
  • A proven track record in achieving employment outcomes for disadvantaged Job Seekers with proven ability to identify employer needs and requirements and to successfully match prospective participants to roles appropriate to their skills and abilities
  • Certificate IV Employment Services
  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant discipline (Marketing)

We offer you

  • You will enjoy a modern work environment that includes a combination of working from our new central hub for collaboration, face to face servicing at sites, out in the community liaising with stakeholders, and an optional working from home day
  • A safe, friendly and supportive work environment
  • A challenging and rewarding career with development opportunities
  • An attractive salary plus salary packaging options
  • 5 weeks annual leave, 12 days personal leave and 12 days flex leave

Take the next step

To find out more about this exciting opportunity contact Lucas on 0409 223 990 for a confidential conversation.

To join our dynamic team of dedicated professionals forward:

  • a cover letter detailing your vision of success in this role
  • your resume
  • a separate document addressing the selection criteria 

Email your application to

For a copy of the position descriptions click here and here.

Workskills Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is recognised as an Employer of Choice.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

As a Child and Young People Safe Organisation, Workskills employees must have a Tasmanian Working with Children Registration and a current satisfactory National Police Check.

All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.