WISE Employment is now a consortium member of Partners in Recovery (PIR) in South East Melbourne, part of the Federal Government-funded health reform program that provides wide-ranging support services to people with persistent and severe long-term mental illness. Partners in Recovery will assist people who are experiencing gaps in their services provision and will help them to find the right support, customised to their unique circumstances.
On Tuesday 25 March, 2014, WISE Pakenham, in partnership with CWA Employment Services, hosted its first-ever ‘local jobs for local people’ job fair to match local employers with WISE job seekers. Over 150 keen job seekers attended, along with 15 Pakenham-based businesses looking to find the right staff. Job seekers had the chance to speak to employers directly, and could apply for thirty available jobs on the day.
In celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2014, with this year’s global theme being “Inspiring Change”, WISE Employment invited client graduate Megan Powell to share with staff her inspiring story of overcoming family tragedy, mental illness and self-doubt to eventually pursue a new career direction in community services.
Training collaboration between WISE Employment and St Michaels, made possible by funding from Skills Tasmania via the 2013 Skills Fund has resulted in a custom-designed Transport and Logistics training course for job seekers with disabilities. WISE Employment Launceston selected ten job seekers who would most benefit from the course and supported them to complete the six-week undertaking, with St Michaels delivering the training.
WISE Employment's Employment Services Performance Manager, Darrius Caulfield is the recipient of the 2013 National Employment Services Association (NESA) Employment Discovery Grant. The grant recognises Darrius's commitment and skill in the Employment Services industry. Darrius will be heading to Sweden in 2014 with the CEO of NESA to a conference looking at international trends in Employment Services.
WISE Employment, in partnership with the Northern Indigenous Employment (NIE) working group, has won a significant Regional Koori Community Justice Award in the Employment and Career Development category.
This week sees a WISE Employment local advertising campaign kick off across two states to reach more job seekers in western Sydney (Parramatta, Hornsby and Auburn), Richmond (Vic) and Preston (Vic).
ConNetica Consulting, in partnership with the Brain & Mind Research Institute (BMRI) at The University of Sydney, has prepared a report focusing on the journey of mental health reform and its future in Australia. WISE Employment, along with a variety of mental health service providers, peak mental health bodies and research institutions, was one of the sponsors of and contributors to the report.
Clean Force Property Services (Clean Force), a WISE Employment social enterprise, has been announced as a finalist for the inaugural Social Traders Social Enterprise of the Year Awards – in the Medium/Large category.
WISE Employment is extending its support and employment services to people in Victoria who have a mental illness under the Australian Government’s Personal Helpers and Mentors Program (PHaMs) program.