How we do it?
Some Classroom time initially, focusing on hands-on learning and training, with one-on-one support.
Person-centred practice catering to the client's pace and ability.
We give our clients choices that assist them to be self-advocating
We use various career development tools to suit each client
Use learning tools and resources to identify progress for the client.
We use a “Five A’s” method to help develop personal goals.
Attendance – Reliability, Showing up on time.
Attitude – Being open to learning new things. Co-operative. Seeking to improve. Doing your best.
Aspiration – What you want to do or be.
Aptitude – The ability to do something well, quite often building on interests or abilities.
Ambition – The desire to achieve something. The driving force motivating a person to achieve their goals.
You'll gain a sense of purpose and a plan with goals and suggestions for your future direction.
You'll understand good work habits and how to practice them.
You'll gain a good knowledge of themselves and their skills, strengths, and abilities.
There's a Growth in the client's confidence, with increased self-worth
You'll have a Wellness Action Plan – Useful for maintaining wellness when in employment.
You'll have a Wellness Recovery Action Plan – Useful for navigating a period of unwellness.
There will be a change in your way of thinking, from “I can’t do that” to “I’ll give it a go, see if I can do it, and if I like it”
There's a Certificate for those who complete the course.
We'll provide engagement with a Supported Employment provider with informative assessments to assist in employment placement.
What does the course cost?
Nothing - Only your time and commitment - There are no fees.
What days does the course run?
Orientation is on a Wednesday and Thursday for two weeks.
The rest of the course is two days a week, 9:30 am until 2:30 pm
What if I'm not sure if I want to work or not?
This is a good opportunity to dip your toes into the world of paid employment.
What if I change my mind half way through?
No problem, but let’s talk about it first.
What if I’ve been on the course before and didn’t finish it - Can I come back?
Yes, let’s talk.
Will I be guaranteed a job at the end of the course?
No. However we have several placements a year available within Earthlink and we're quite successful at placing trainees, who finish the course, into work.