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MatchWorks Disability Employment Services sites receive pleasing results

MatchWorks DES sites in Victoria and South Australia have received positive performance results for the end of the September 2017 Star Rating period. Some highlights include the Elizabeth and Morphett Vale sites in South Australia receiving the maximum 5-star rating and Torquay’s Employment Support Service (ESS) and Disability Management Service (DMS) programs achieving five and… Read more »

Aboriginal elders Uncle Greg Simms and Uncle Wes Marne with MP Prue Carr at the Deadly Yakka St Marys launch.

Indigenous employment program launches in St Marys

Employment Services Group (ESG), with support from MatchWorks, launched the successful Deadly Yakka program in St Marys today for Indigenous job seekers in the region. Aboriginal Elders Uncle Greg Simms and Uncle Wes Marne conducted a traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony at the launch held at the ESG St Marys office. The initiative,… Read more »

Left to Right: Shaun (MatchWorks Candidate), Belinda. (MatchWorks Candidate), Carly (MatchWorks Candidate), Claire Wittwer-Smith (Director, My Plan Manager), Ted Ditching (MatchWorks team member).

MatchWorks DES clients support people with a disability

The largest plan management provider under the NDIS in Australia has employed three MatchWorks job seekers with a disability. My Plan Manager’s director Claire Wittwer-Smith opened the doors to a new office in Adelaide just over 12 months ago, which has over 15 staff members and assists over 1200 individuals with a disability manage their… Read more »

YOUth Community participants in Strathpine, QLD.

Special phone app set to empower and motivate youth to find employment

MatchWorks kicked off a new employment program this week for youth in Bendigo (Victoria), Noarlunga (South Australia) and Strathpine (Queensland) using a specially designed phone app. MatchWorks is delivering the Australian Government’s Empowering YOUth initiative through the YOUth Community model over the next two years. Empowering YOUth supports new, innovative approaches to help long-term unemployed… Read more »

Tree of Life head chef Pauline and ESG job seeker Troy.

Mandurah job seeker transitions from intern to apprentice

Mandurah job seeker Troy came to Employment Services Group (ESG) in late March 2017 after experiencing a negative experience in his search for employment Troy was expecting more from ESG and told his job coach Dianne Woodley that he wanted to find work in the hospitality industry. He was then referred to complete his Responsible… Read more »

MatchWorks job seeker Sotirios with his employers.

Job seeker gains new lease on life after connecting with Frankston community organisation

SAI Home and Community Care in Frankston developed a relationship with MatchWorks in 2013 and has employed one job seeker with a disability. The company, owned by Upali and Nina Desilva, provides high quality 24/7 care that assists people to remain living independently in their own homes, recover and restore their health, improve their quality… Read more »

MatchWorks Employment Consultant Chris Fowler, Powercom Pacific Managing Director Barry Ford, MatchWorks job seeker Jesse, Sarah Henderson MP and MatchWorks jobactive Director Mark McCoy.

Norlane job seeker gains employment from Australian Government internship

A Norlane job seeker is enjoying his first employment opportunity thanks to an Australian Government internship and was congratulated by Federal Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson today. Jesse, 18, had never worked before when he first presented to St Laurence (now called genU) in February 2017, but was willing to make a change in his… Read more »

Pictured: Snowmax Civil owner John Dennehy (right) with ESG job seekers Ryan (left) and Chiaranay (middle).

Snowmax Civil gives ESG job seekers an opportunity

Snowmax Civil developed a relationship with Employment Services Group in the ACT to assist with the recruitment of staff and required training. Snowmax Civil owner John Dennehy said he reached out to ESG team member Erin Loudon in June 2017 as they already had a prior relationship. Snowmax Civil has employed four ESG job seekers,… Read more »

MatchWorks job seekers at the Department of Premier and Cabinet morning tea.

Job seekers prepare for work experience opportunity in public service

MatchWorks has partnered with the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) to deliver a Work Experience Program for unemployed job seekers with a disability. The program is an opportunity for job seekers to gain an insight into how the public service operates and to expose them to future employment opportunities. Eleven MatchWorks Disability Employment Services… Read more »

Pictured: MatchWorks DES clients with The Cellar Door head chef Eitan (bottom right) and Matt Petrucci (top right).

Ringwood restaurant hosts second disability awareness dinner

Ringwood restaurant The Cellar Door and MatchWorks collaborated to host a second Disability Awareness Promotion Dinner last night. A group of eight MatchWorks Disability Employment Services (DES) clients participated in the evening, working in front-of-house, bar and kitchen roles to serve more than 50 guests. Guests included a mix of community-based organisations, potential employers and… Read more »