You could be a Coordinator!
‘Coordinator’ – what does it mean, who are ‘Coordinators’, and what do they do?
Well, there’s a new way of thinking about what jobs we’re suited to, and its focus is on skills rather than job titles. This approach is called ‘Job Clusters’ and one of the clusters is called ‘The Coordinators’.
What’s a job cluster?
Research from the Foundation for Young Australians has shown that when you train in one job, you actually gain skills that can be used in an average of 13 other jobs. This is great news as it means you’re probably skilled for more jobs that you realise, or at least you will be. Clusters are several jobs grouped together by skill set. There are seven job clusters in total;
- Coordinators (which we’ll talk about here)
- Informers and
So, how does knowing my job cluster help me?
Firstly, knowing which job cluster your interests and skills fit with will help you decide what job suits you best. Plus, because the job clusters group together jobs by skill set, if you want to transfer to a different job you can see which ones might work best. For example, if you worked as a car park attendant you’d be a Coordinator, and you could look at other Coordinator roles, like a fast food cook or furniture removalist.
What skills does a Coordinator have?
Coordinators are organised, and skilled at carrying out repetitive tasks. They’re often good at behind the scenes, process-oriented jobs.
What jobs are in the Coordinator cluster?
Industries that employ lots of Coordinators include administrative services, customer service and logistics.
If you’re a Coordinator, and starting out in the workforce, you might like to think about jobs like fast food cook, cashier, service station attendant or factory worker. Coordinators can also make good receptionists and bookkeepers.
How can jobs in the Coordinator cluster accommodate disability?
In all jobs employers are required to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate any needs you may have resulting from disability. People with certain disabilities often enjoy the order and repetition Coordinator roles can offer. If you’re interested in a Coordinator role, CoAct can certainly help make it happen for you.
I think I’d make a good Coordinator, where do I start?
Your first stop should be our fun, quick ‘Find a job as unique as you’ quiz which will help figure out which job cluster is the best fit for you. You may find you’re not a Coordinator after all, perhaps you’re a Generator or a Carer.
Whatever job cluster you fit in, CoAct will be able to help you with next steps to finding your perfect fit.