BSL Jobs Victoria
The Brotherhood of St. Laurence (BSL) Jobs Victoria program provides a free voluntary employment service for long-term jobseekers living in Melbourne's Western, Northern and Southern regions. We also support employers by working with them to strengthen and diversify their workforce.
Job seeking stages
Step 1 Engagement
We are a free voluntary employment service, if you want employment support, connect with us to register.
Step 2 Intake
If eligible for the program, we will take you through the intake process to understand how to best support you.
Step 3 Preparation
We will coach you through resume writing, cover letter support and interview preparation to get you job ready.
Step 4 Placement
Through job searching and our connections with employers, we will support you till you get a job.
Step 5 Post placement
After placement, for 6 months we will continue to support you to ensure you can sustain employment.
Who can join our program
To be eligible for BSL Jobs Victoria, you must meet one of the following criteria.
- people who have been unemployed for six months or more or are at risk of long-term unemployment
- people who work less than 12 hours per week in casual or temporary work
- asylum seekers and refugees with work rights
This program utilises an innovative recruitment model, working intensively with employers and jobseekers. Hiring through BSL Jobs Victoria gives employers the opportunity to grow and diversify their workforce, foster social benefit and inclusion in workplace communities, and meet their social procurement objectives.
Jobseekers receive one to one assistance to create an employment pathway. This includes help navigating the Australian working culture, interview skills and connection with employment opportunities. Everything is done with a focus on developing new skills and renewing confidence.