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Handy hints for working parents
Posted on Friday December 14th 2018

Sian Jaquet is one of the world’s leading experts on relationships and family – and has been on an extraordinary personal journey. We had the privilege of having Sian speak at the launch of the ParentsNext program with Employment Plus. “These are three great pieces of advice I was given by working parents back when …

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Celebrating 30 years of helping those in need
Posted on Friday December 14th 2018

With more than 2.9 million Australians living in poverty, Christmas is an important time for us to support our community. The Salvation Army and Kmart have formed a partnership to collect gifts for children, adults, seniors and families who are unable to afford gifts at Christmas and beyond. The appeal has collected more than eight …

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Ten Christmas quotes to make you smile
Posted on Friday December 14th 2018

Take a look at these holiday quotes bound to bring a merry smile to your face. 10.  The three phrases that sum up Christmas are: ‘Peace on Earth’, ‘Goodwill to men’ and ‘Batteries not included’. – Author Unknown 9. Believe in love. Believe in magic. Believe in Santa Claus. Believe in others. Believe in yourself. …

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How to prepare for Christmas Day on a budget
Posted on Monday December 10th 2018

Reduce the stress and expense this Christmas with these 5 simple tips: Set your budget and stick to it Planning is key here. For $100 you can feed a family of 4-5. In saying that – you have to be realistic. You may want a gourmet seafood buffet, but you might have to settle for …

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A promising outcome from Access Ability Week
Posted on Tuesday December 4th 2018

    Employment Plus participant, Caitlyn Bryant, has found new confidence thanks to a disability employment initiative. As a part of Access Ability Week, Caitlyn spent the day at a local IGA supermarket talking to customers, assisting with stock and learning about the day-to-day operations of the business with Store Manager, Sam. Sam was thrilled …

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Access Ability – An opportunity that extends beyond just one day
Posted on Tuesday December 4th 2018

Employment Plus utilises employer connections to provide memorable experiences for DES participants during Access Ability Week 2018. Maddison Williams and Barclay Hall from Tasmania spent the day at EACH as part of Access Ability Week. EACH provides an integrated range of health, disability, counselling and community mental health services across Australia. Maddison and Barclay discovered …

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A Close Understanding of International Day of People with Disability
Posted on Friday November 30th 2018

At Employment Plus we understand what life can be like for someone with a disability. Belinda King, DES Recruitment Advisor in Victoria, is mum to ten-year-old Kayne.  Kayne was diagnosed with severe autism and an intellectual disability at 18 months. “Kayne has been slowly progressing and developing as he matures.  He’s a happy boy and …

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Employment Plus puts on family focused workshops for parents
Posted on Monday November 19th 2018

Employment Plus held two special family-focused workshops – It Takes a Village – for parents living in the Northern suburbs of Adelaide. Employment Plus has placed more than 600,000 people into jobs over the last 20 years. From July this year it has also become a provider of the ParentsNext program to the North Adelaide …

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Personal leave and annual leave: the facts
Posted on Monday November 19th 2018

If an employee is on a period of annual leave and comes back to work with a medical certificate, which states that they were sick during their annual leave, can they be paid sick leave instead? The answer to this question is ‘yes’.  The National Employment Standards (NES) provide that an employee is not taken …

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A Work for the Dole project participants can’t bear to stop!
Posted on Monday November 19th 2018

Work has been such a pleasure for our Work for the Dole participants that having met their project quota of making 200 teddy bears for The Wyndham City Werribee Salvation Army Corps Christmas Toy appeal, they have now made in excess of 350.  The group has now vowed to continue making teddies right up to …

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