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Transition to Work & Training

Picture1Supporting school leavers with disability to transition to Higher Education, Open or Supported Employment.

Person Centred Approach

Each individual Work Skills & Joblinks participant has their own ‘Person Centered Plan’ which identifies goals and strategies and how they will be achieved. This program is offered 9.00am – 3.00pm Tuesday – Thursday.


Applicants should be:

  • School leavers aged 18 years or older
  • People that live within the Greater Taree or Great Lakes Council areas
  • Have been approved for funding under Transition to Work or Community Participation Programs
  • People who have an interest or goal in working
  • People who have willingness to obtain further/higher education.


What are the aims of a Work Skills & Joblinks Program?Picture3

To focus on developing and supporting pre-vocational and work readiness skills, while acquiring work and social skills to build confidence.

Aimed at individuals to assist the transition to either supported or open  employment, vocational or higher education.

Once the service user and our Work Skills & Joblinks staff have an understanding of the specific needs and goals of the individual, various work experiences will be sought so they are able to trial many workplaces and make informed choices about the types of employment they might enjoy.

We will then identify work goals and career paths, social skills, problem solving and other aspects of gaining and sustaining employment.  There is also the opportunity to join Valley Industries Social Club for social interaction

Work Skills & Joblinks Objectives:Picture4

  • Work Readiness – work skills, resume building, presentation and interview skills
  • Assistance and enrolment into suitable Vocational & Educational Training (university, TAFE, traineeships and apprenticeships) -tailored to individual employment goals
  • Communication skills
  • Self Advocacy Skills
  • Independent living skill development
  • Vocational planning and guidance and career planning
  • Work experience in mainstream employment or a business service
  • Personal development (self awareness, assertiveness and self esteem building)
  • Social skills support and development of recreational networks
  • Customised workshops on travel and money skills
  • Learn about work rights and responsibilities
  • Achieve enhanced self-esteem and independency
  • Participate in in-house training
  • Worksite assessments, including access and assistive device needs
  • On the job training as required
  • Ongoing post placement support, as needed
  • Problem solving skills
  • Team building skills
  • Skills focusing on working with others