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We support thousands of newly arrived people every year, including refugees, international students, people seeking asylum and migrants.  We help them to settle into their new lives, build connections in their communities, find work and study opportunities, learn new skills and feel at home.

We also work with individuals, communities, business and government to help build a more welcoming culture through advocacy, cultural training, community events, employment, youth programs, sports and arts inclusion programs to advance a diverse, inclusive and multicultural community. 

We have worked hard to advance multicultural Australia and build communities where everyone belongs. Developing inclusive and prosperous communities, changing the conversation and keeping fit for the future are the strategic pillars that highlight why we exist. They underpin what we do – our services, partnerships and business. Ethical leadership and deep collaboration with community is at the heard of how we work – our culture and practice. 

The SQW Site Supervisor function is responsible for leading Multicultural Australia’s operations and outcomes in the areas of community and business development; engagement and the regions. 

Skilling Queenslanders for Work is funded by the Queensland Government to provide training and support for unemployed and underemployed people. Our construction project will help develop the skills of participants through the refurbishment of our nominated site and the upcycling of materials and furniture. The project will be delivered in partnership with stakeholders and supported by the coordinator and other staff.

The SQW Site Supervisor is a fix- term part-time position with possible extension.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee the SQW project including project management of the construction and implementing construction work plans in a timely and cost effective manner;
  • Explain and demonstrate work tasks to develop trainee skills in all areas of the project;
  • Ensure the construction site complies with WH&S legislation and environmental management policies, confirming  safe work methods are used by all trainee/site workers in relation to site activities, inspecting work progress and equipment and leading by example with all facets of WH&S;
  • Coordinate a group of trainees including motivating, teaching and developing trainees, supervision of work  tasks and supporting trainees to submit fortnightly timesheets;
  • Design work activities to enhance accredited training and increase trainee engagement;
  • Ensure work is conducted in accordance with policy and procedures to ensure client privacy, business confidentiality and records are maintained appropriately;
  • Apply cultural sensitivity, being aware of practices to be employed for cultural differences and in compliance with Multicultural Australia’s client privacy policies;
  • Ensure effective communication and accurate reporting is provided to all project stakeholders.

In addition to the duties listed above all Multicultural Australia staff are expected to:

  • Respect and abide by the vision, mission and values of the organisation;
  • Ensure that their conduct is consistent with provisions of the Multicultural Australia Code of Ethics and Conduct;
  • Comply with the provisions of relevant Multicultural Australia policies and procedures;
  • Comply with the provisions of Multicultural Australia’s Workplace Health and Safety framework including policies, procedures and safe work systems that relate to their role, program area or Multicultural Australia as a whole. Information and training will be provided to successful candidates;
  • Carry out general administrative functions related to their role and to the effective and efficient functioning of Multicultural Australia as a whole. This will include the use of computer-based calendar and information management systems.

Induction training relating to policy and procedures, workplace health and safety and Multicultural Australia administrative systems will be provided to successful candidates on appointment. Additional training in relation to IT systems and software will also be provided to successful candidates where necessary.

And all other duties associated with the position as instructed by the Rockhampton Regional Manager

Qualifications, licences and probity

  1. Possession of an industry qualification in Construction exceeding a Certificate I in Construction;
  2. Valid Queensland Driver’s Licence;
  3. Possession of a current, paid Working with Children’s Blue Card in accordance with the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2000, and
  4. National Police Clearance Check.

Essential Skills / Experience

  1. Demonstrated experience and a strong understanding of the construction industry;
  2. Demonstrated experience undertaking risk management and assessment on a construction site with strong experience complying with WH&S and environmental legislation and work practices;
  3. Strong project management skills in the construction industry including the ability to meet project timeframes;
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work supportively and collaboratively with stakeholders and lead a diverse team that may include people from a culturally and Linguistically Diverse or Indigenous background; and
  5. Excellent problem-solving skills that contribute to the successful delivery of projects.

Desirable Skills / Experience

  1. Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety;
  2. Possession of current TAE40116 qualification;
  3. Experience in a similar role within the not-for-profit sector will be highly regarded.

Please peruse the position description on our website for full details about the role - https://www.multiculturalaustralia.org.au/current_vacancies

Ready for your next challenge?
Please submit your application via SEEK no later than 5pm, Friday 4th February 2022. Interviews may commence prior to the closing date. 

 Your application must contain:

 a cover letter (no more than one page), outlining why you are interested in the position, what relevant experience you have and what impact you believe you can make in this role; and,

-  a current resume (including the details of two professional referees).

If you have any further enquiries or for a confidential discussion, contact  [email protected]

At Multicultural Australia, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity and are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

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Acknowledgement of country
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of all the lands on which we meet, work and live and recognise that this land has always been and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.

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Multicultural Australia respects and values Australia’s First Nation peoples’ enormous resilience, courage, determination and often unrecognized contributions to this country’s social and economic development. We walk together in solidarity in the shared pain of the past and with shared hope for the future.