IMPACT Community Services' Transition to Work team has a brand new member who is ready to hit the ground running and help Bundaberg's youth find their path to employment.
Tamara Davis, who prefers to be known as TJ, is IMPACT’s newest Youth Transition Coach and is keen to help Bundy’s unemployed youth find work.
TJ has lots of experience looking after youth at risk, having worked in the field for 10 years. She's worked at an independent high school and in out-of-home care for youth at risk.
TJ has lived in Bundaberg for a year and a half and said she’s found the perfect job.
“It’s my second week here,” TJ said, “and everyone's made me feel welcome.”
She says it’s very rewarding to work in the community service sector and looks forward to helping our youth.
“We help them address their barriers to employment, and encourage them help themselves,” she said.
The TtW team assists school leavers and young people to understand what is expected in the workplace and develop the skills, attitudes and behaviours employers are looking for. They are able to provide young people with access to their strong network of employers and can also support with:
If you 'd like to talk to TJ or any of the dedicated Youth Support Coaches at Transition to Work, IMPACT Community Services' employment support program for young people aged 15 – 24, you can visit the website https://www.impact.org.au/transition-to-work or call 0429 232 653.