Workplace Mentor Wesley Mission


Wesley Mission – Opportunity Pathways Social Impact Investment (OP-SII)

  • full-time position
  • servicing program participants throughout Newcastle and surrounding areas
  • attractive salary packaging and access to a pool car, mobile phone and laptop for work use
  • people with experience supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.


About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “A Spirit disciple-making movement: doing all the good we can because every life matters”.


About the program

Opportunity Pathways Social Impact Investment (OP-SII) is funded by Department of Communities and Justice. It is a voluntary and non-obligational employment program that aims to improve the training, education and employment outcomes of Social Housing Clients leading to greater housing independence where appropriate. With OP-SII being a voluntary program, a participant engaged in the program wanting support will be assigned to a Workplace Mentor, who will provide a strength-based approach, case management and wrap-around supports for them to achieve their individual goals.


Essential skills/knowledge

  • Certificate IV or higher and/or experience in the following: Community Services, Employment Services, Education, Youth or Disability Services
  • demonstrated experience in working with clients with complex needs
  • demonstrated experience achieving contractual and organizational KPIs
  • excellent time management and negotiation skills
  • current full Driver’s License  
  • current Working with Children Check
  • excellent computer skills including Microsoft and Client Management applications
  • demonstrated high-level written and verbal communication skills.


Desirable skills/knowledge

  • demonstrated experience in employment services or case management services working with vulnerable people in a community-based context
  • ability to engage with employers, service providers, clients and their communities to address vocational and non-vocational barriers
  • an understanding of the challenges faced by people from a disadvantaged background who may be accessing social housing.


Your benefits

  • generous leave entitlements including paid study leave, paid domestic violence leave and 9 weeks ‘top up pay’ in conjunction with government paid parental leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program (free counselling service)
  • $250 Finder’s Fee for referrals
  • full salary packaging available
  • professional training and development opportunities
  • access to chaplaincy support.


Closing date

Tuesday 12th September 2023 at 5pm.


Apply now

Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the Essential and Desirable selection criteria to:

Leanne Wood

Email: [email protected]

or for further information phone Leanne at 0448 672 686.


Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values and Worker code of conduct. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can feel safe and valued.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.