“It’s with great excitement that I have found exactly what I was looking for and needed in a job.”
Victoria's Journey to Finding Employment
The Linking Carers project has been funded to support the 108 carers to explore their options, current or future, for employment and/or training.
“Victoria” enrolled in the program and has already noticed huge benefits.
“It’s with great excitement that I have found exactly what I was looking for and needed in a job,” Victoria said.
“I greatly appreciate the service which you and your team were able to provide.
“I would not have had this outcome without that support and insight.
“I hope this service continues for others in the community as this has allowed me to make huge positive differences for my family and I.”
“Carers need this project to give them the opportunity to consider, in some small way, their own needs and aspirations,” Project Leader Leanne FitzGerald said.
“It isn't easy for carers to find time for themselves and making the decision to explore their options for training, work or volunteering will be something that is really difficult for many. But right now we have the resources to support them to do this.
“They aren't obliged to follow through and take action if it turns out to be too hard right now but we are here to help them as best we can to find a way to at least have a go at making a plan.
“If we succeed together then we will stay beside them as they take those first steps into a course or a job and help them to succeed.”
The support available includes setting goals, building confidence, resume and job interview skills, finding work, training, mentoring and referral to other agencies to assist with addressing barriers.
Project partners include Swinburne University of Technology via the SwinLocal Network, Yarra Ranges Shire, Knox City Council, Migrant Information Centre and Volunteer for Knox Resource Centre.
“We will stay beside them as they take those first steps into a course or a job and help them to succeed.”
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