Green Connect is a not-for-profit social enterprise that employs young people and former refugees to do work that helps the environment and the community – mainly reducing waste and growing fair food. We also provide training and wrap-around support to our staff to enable them to use their employment experience with us as a springboard to long-term employment and other goals.
We have four business units – a farm, an op shop, zero waste services and staffing solutions services. They offer a range of employment pathways from volunteering to work experience to highly supported paid work to less supported paid work. Once our staff are ready for mainstream employment (they turn up to work on time, wearing and using appropriate work clothes/PPE, follow instructions, work well in a team, work safely, communicate well and more), we invite them to join our Staffing Solutions team. This team of approximately 40 staff are offered employment opportunities with businesses and government agencies that we partner with to provide hardworking and reliable staff. ,
Previously, most of our Staffing Solutions customers have booked general staff through us but provided their own supervisors. More and more, we are being asked to also provide the supervisors, and our team is stretched to the max, with more opportunities on the horizon for us, so we are taking this opportunity to put out a call for Expressions of Interest for Green Connect Supervisors.
The work that you will do is both physically and mentally challenging. Often our teams are litterpicking, weeding, pruning, planting, or working in composting or recycling facilities, and you will be working alongside them and leading the crew. Most of our team members came to us with a range of barriers to employment and sometimes still require support and guidance on the job – for example, you may be supervising staff with limited English, mental health challenges or mild disabilities.
We are therefore looking for candidates who have:
- Skills and experience working outdoors doing physical labour (gardening or waste management would be advantageous)
- Skills and experience managing, supervising or supporting diverse groups of people (e.g. youth work or community development)
Click here for a full position description. The role is casual. The rate of pay varies based on the work being done and applicable Award but is generally $28-34/hour + superannuation during normal business hours. Most Awards have higher rates for night, weekend and public holiday work.
Interested? Please fill in the form below including your CV. This is not a formal interview process so applications will be screened and people contacted as needed.