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MatchWorks is a division of Karingal Inc.

MatchWorks is a community organisation with more than 15 years of experience supporting people to find work and businesses to find staff. We offer services in Queensland, South Australia and Victoria, including a specialist service for people with a disability, from 57 different locations.

MatchWorks is part of Karingal, a not-for-profit Victorian-based community organisation. Karingal offers services and support for people with a disability, training services, corporate social responsibility services, supported employment through an Australian Disability Enterprise and employment services through MatchWorks.

 

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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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Clients and carers soak up soccer experience

More than 90 Karingal and St Laurence clients and carers travelled to Melbourne's AAMI Park on Saturday December 1 to see Melbourne City Football Club's clash against Brisbane Roar.

MatchWorks organised tickets and transport for clients and carers from Geelong, Warrnambool, Colac, Wyndham, Frankston and Rosebud, while Geelong's All Abilities soccer team was one of six teams participating in half-time games.

MatchWorks also hosted a Chairman's function for 30 guests, including Pararoos vice-captain Chris Pyne.  Chris last year captained New South Wales to victory at the National Paralympic Football Championships and spoke to fans before the game.  Everyone involved enjoyed a great night of soccer action.

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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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