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For Job Seekers

Testimonials

MatchWorks is committed to continually improving our service to you. From time to time, we may survey you to seek your feedback.

The below comments were provided in the 2013 MatchWorks Disability Employment Services Satisfaction Survey. All responses were provided anonymously.

  • "MatchWorks really listen to what you have to say & act upon it."

  • "MatchWorks friendly and knowledgeable staff make me feel confident about finding a suitable job."
  • "Very helpful, very pleased with the service provided."
  • "MatchWorks show great understanding, to meet individual needs."
  • "Always helpful & friendly, I feel welcomed and ready to start looking for a career with your help."
  • "All staff I have met or observed in the office have been approachable, professional & thoughtful."
  • "MatchWorks have helped me to find my dream job working in retail."
  • "Truly a wonderful group of staff, very professional in all aspects, they are very helpful in all areas of helping me return to work. Keep up the great work we need your help." 

 

Job seeker success stories

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Rabby Yusif

Rabby Yusif, a former MatchWorks Corio client, was one of three finalists in the 2014 Achiever of the Year category at the prestigious National Employment Services Association Awards for Excellence.
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Kelham George

Preston resident Kelham George was named as the Achiever of the Year in the prestigious National Employment Awards for Excellence.

 

Job seeker success stories on YouTube

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Latest News

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Indigenous employment program closing the gap in New South Wales

Local employment service provider Employment Services Group (ESG), with support from MatchWorks, launched the successful Deadly Yakka program in Lake Haven today for Indigenous job seekers in the region.

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Geelong job seekers show off culinary skills

Parents from the Geelong region have been enrolled by MatchWorks in a fun 7-week cooking course as part of the MatchWorks Principal Carer Parent Program.The parents, who are preparing to return to work, are completing the home cooking course at Jamie's Ministry of Food in Geelong in order to develop skills required to make healthy meals for their families in a time efficient manner. Last week they learnt how to cook chicken fajitas from scratch. 

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Indigenous employment program launches in Western Australia

Local employment service provider Employment Services Group (ESG), with support from MatchWorks, launched the successful Deadly Yakka program in Gosnells today for Indigenous job seekers in the region. 

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MatchWorks Disability Employment Services sites achieve outstanding results

MatchWorks DES sites in Victoria and South Australia have received their performance results for the end of the December 2016 Star Rating period. Some highlights include the Preston, Flemington and Morphett Vale (SA) sites receiving the maximum 5 stars, while Corio, Torquay, Ocean Grove, Elizabeth (SA), and Broadmeadows sites achieved 4 stars. 

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Confidence boost helps Warrnambool job seeker find work

Warrnambool job seeker Jacob has turned his life around by putting a plan in place to address his barriers to work. When Jacob first came to MatchWorks Warrnambool he disclosed that he has Bipolar disorder, which he is managing with medication, exercise and diet. He also had limited support from family.

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Book explores supportive relationships

Barwon region participants and support workers have shared their stories in a new book which explores the dynamics of the relationship between young people with a disability and their support workers.

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Ringwood restaurant showcases disability employment opportunity

A Ringwood restaurant has teamed with MatchWorks to host an evening of disability employment promotion, which has been described as a "raging success". A group of eight MatchWorks Disability Employment Services (DES) clients participated in the evening at The Cellar Door last week. They worked in both front-of-house and kitchen roles to serve more than 40 guests with a three-course meal.

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Joel realises employment goals

A struggle with language, literacy and numeracy was an open problem for Joel when he first walked through the doors of Karingal Training Sunshine, but he was determined to explore new work opportunities through education.

With the help of a dedicated Karingal Training trainer, Genevieve, he completed two job ready qualifications and a work placement and is now happily working for Home Instead Senior Care.

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Local achievers celebrated for ability

Six outstanding achievers were celebrated for their contributions to the community at the Geelong Awards for People with a Disability ceremony last month at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre.

This year's honours went to Simone Stevens for Volunteering, Annaliese Bishop for Sports and Recreation, Nicci Wall for Leadership and Advocacy, Ryan Schmidtke for Achievement, and Michael Chan for Arts, while the Young Achiever award was presented to Chloe Hayden.

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Upcoming Events

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Professor Tony Attwood Autism Spectrum Disorder & Aspergers Syndrome Thursday, 30 March, 2017, 4:30 PM Karingal is pleased to be a major sponsor for the 2017 South West Disability Network Tony Attwood Seminars. The seminars will run in Warrnambool on March 30 and 31, 2017. If you are in the South West over those dates and are wanting to increase your understanding of autism, register now.
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Brain carer support group meeting Thursday, 6 April, 2017, 4:30 PM BRAINS welcomes all adult family members who provide care and support for a loved one with an ABI. Their aim is to provide information in a mutually supportive network.
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2017 KarnivART Wednesday, 3 May, 2017, 4:30 PM KarnivART Geelong is a unique art exhibition featuring high quality works of art created by artists with a disability. The 2017 exhibition will be held at the Eastern Hub Geelong and will run during the month of May.
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2017 Karingal Southern Open Day Wednesday, 3 May, 2017, 4:30 PM Take part in some great activities and check out fantastic client creations including art, mosaics, cooking, plants, photos, films, drama, sewing, music and crafts.
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