UnitingCare Australia has been working in partnership with the Australian Government and UnitingCare service providers across Australia to implement a national values-based employment model since 2015.
The model aims to select, train, mentor and support people into employment in community service roles with UnitingCare organisations. The program is specifically targeted at people who have been long-term unemployed, and seeks to provide them with an employment pathway in the growing community services sector.
The model is implemented with an emphasis on attracting job seekers with personal values and attributes that align with UnitingCare organisations to enable delivery of quality services. Jobseekers accepted into tranches of the program are equipped with the requisite training and skills, through on-the-job and formal training (toward completion of full qualifications) to undertake employment in a community services environment.
UnitingCare Australia worked in partnership to deliver an Employment Project with UnitingCare West, creating pathways to meaningful work for jobseekers.
UnitingCare Australia has co-developed a resource with the Commonwealth Department of Jobs and Small Business on Making Values-Based Recruitment Work for Your Organisation.
The following model is used to design and implement tranches of the program, using the values-based recruitment approach: