At IMPACT Community Services we understand that for some people the process searching and securing a job can be a daunting task, but you don’t have to do it alone – the WORKFit team is here to help.
WORKFit’s ultimate goal is to provide you with the tools to independently develop your skills and improve your employability. This flexible program enables you to enter at any of the four stages, depending on your needs.
One of the stages is called JOBHelp. Mentor Andy Keen said the JOBHelp team could help with personal administration matters, including obtaining a tax file number, explaining superannuation, and advise you of any additional documentation which may be required.
He said WORKFit was designed to help people who may be long-term unemployed, recently left school or undecided about a career path, have transport issues, are pre-pension age, or experiencing mental or physical impairment which can make job searching and security challenging.
For Andy, it is not only important to try to line up interviews for clients which are available, but also those of interest to them. The focus is not essentially about getting ‘any’ job.
He said WORKFit also helped explain to people realistic expectations about the workplace and interview process, with specific coaching around the employer of choice.
Andy said this enabled people to be better informed and prepared when making decisions about potential job opportunities.
He said the WORKFit team wanted to see people succeed and aligning people with jobs in suitable industries was part of this process. The other was continuing to support clients once they’ve gained employment.
He said supporting clients in the workplace could include explaining workplace paperwork, policies, and procedures, communicating with your employer (with your permission), mentoring and coaching.
JOBHelp mentors can be a point of contact for clients in times of conflict, anxiety or being overwhelmed.
The WORKFit program has a holistic approach to helping someone become job-ready, which includes the resilience and wellbeing course ADAPTABLE.
The JOBGym aspect of this program is dedicated to identifying and learning skills with specific emphasis on teaching
you “soft skills” such as customer service, conflict resolution, presentation and communication.
JOBScan uses digital algorithms to rate and review your resume against jobs you’re applying for, and with specialised help you can update your resume to increase your chances of gaining an interview.
By participating in JOBScan you will have 12 months access to this advanced technology as well as the personalised support by our Digital Coach to help guide you through the process.
WORKFit is a free program and available to job seekers regardless of which job network agency, support provider you are affiliated with.
The program is free and available to all job seekers regardless of which job network agency, support provider you are affiliated to.
For more information about the program or to contact the team visit WORKFit - Impact Community Services or phone 0459 860 928.