The Positive Living Centre collaborates with two employment agencies for clients who wish to look for work. Both WISE Employment and WorkingOUT are services that can assist you if you are interested in employment or training.
SensWide Employment’s WorkingOUT is the first Australian Government endorsed employment program supporting the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and intersex communities. The project was designed to support the specific needs of LGBTI-identified people with disabilities, mental health conditions and disadvantages, however, our experienced consultants are happy to provide employment, education and training advice to anyone from these communities.
The team will aim to provide a tailored program to meet your individual needs and will look at areas such as:
- Career counselling
- Training options to fill skill gaps
- Job search techniques and preparation for interviews
- Preparing a professional resume
- Direct marketing where we will introduce you to potential employers
What defines WorkingOUT from other employment services is that they can provide a safe space for you to come in and talk about issues that may be holding you back in your current job or finding a new job.
One of the SensWide WorkingOUT team will be at the Positive Living Centre on a regular basis. Please check the PLC Schedule for times. You don’t need an appointment, just come along for chat.
Alternatively, call SensWide on (03) 8620 7155 for an obligation free chat. There is no cost for these employment services.
Potential clients must meet Centrelink requirements.
WISE's Disability Employment Services assist people with a disability to obtain and maintain award wage employment within the open labour market. WISE believes people with a disability can successfully work for full award wages if they are given appropriate job matching and support.
- To assist HIV positive clients receiving a Centrelink benefit back into the work force in a supportive and client focus way.
- To facilitate the relationship between the client and Centrelink during any workplace transition thereby reducing anxiety and concern
- To excite the client to the possibility of discovering enjoyable, and validating employment to supplement, or to become independent of Centrelink benefits.
- That this process fosters support and encouragement in pace with the client capacity and desires.
A WISE Employment consultant will be visiting the Positive Living Centre monthly, providing an opportunity to talk with a consultant to assess your situation. Please check the PLC Schedule for times.
For more information please contact the Positive Living Centre on (03) 9863 0444 or WISE Employment directly on (03) 9529 3688.