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ParentsNext

JOB READY PREPARATION FOR PARENTS

If you are the a parent of a child aged under six, The Salvation Army Employment Plus is here to help you.

ParentsNext is a free support program to help eligible parents plan and prepare for employment by the time the kids go to school. Employment Plus work with you to help set education and employment goals, develop a pathway to achieve your goals and link you to services and activities in the local community.

Finding a job can be hard when you’ve been away from the workforce – we can help you, so you can continue to be the best mum or dad you can be for your kids.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Parents are able to access the free program if they are in receipt of a Parenting Payment from Centrelink and meet eligibility criteria which include:

  • Have not had employment earnings during the past six months
  • Have a child aged under six years
  • Reside in South Australia in either Ingle Farm, Parafield Gardens, Elizabeth, Gawler or Glanville

 

 

HOW DO WE HELP YOU?

ParentsNext participants will get help to:

  • Gain the confidence you need to get into the workforce
  • Identify any skills gaps
  • Identify education and employment goals
  • Develop a pathway to achieve your goals
  • Combine preparing for work with parenting responsibilities
  • Access complimentary activities and services in the local community

 

WE CAN ALSO HELP PARENTS:

  • Obtain or increase useful qualifications
  • Develop practical job skills and interview techniques
  • Smooth out any obstacles that make work or education difficult
  • Access child care assessment

You may also be eligible to access a range of other support including a participation fund, wage subsidies and relocation assistance.

 

HOW WE DO IT?

Parents will meet with an Employment Plus coach regularly. We will help you update your participation plan and complete activities for employment or further education. Remember – we’re part of your community and will always be on hand to guide, support and address your concerns.

 

 

 

  • Download – The Australian Government ParentsNext fact sheet
  • Parents entitled to child care assistance can refer to the Assistance with child care fees page on the Department of Human Services website.

 

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