Employment Support Services

Innovative employment support programs and opportunities for individuals facing barriers to employment

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Every cup of coffee, food or merchandise item you purchase at ACspresSO is a learning opportunity provided to our trainees. Your support will enable a journey towards a life of social and economic inclusion and your purchase will directly contribute towards funding new employment opportunities. We look forward to seeing you.

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Transition to Work

TtW provides support to local young people and businesses in the Illawarra to match jobseekers with available employment opportunities.

A team of committed Youth Development Coaches and Employer Engagement Officers work alongside young people to find the right job for them and employers to find the right person to join their business.

For Young People

  • Set achievable goals and making a job plan

  • Build on your strengths and interests

  • Find you the right training

  • Assist you with resumes and marketing yourself to employers

  • Identify suitable jobs for you

  • Provide financial support to purchase a uniform or work clothing

  • Stay in touch with you once you’ve got the job and provide ongoing support to you and your employer

For Employers

  • Identify suitable local young people to join your business

  • Provide weekly support during the initial stages of employment

  • Directly contribute to the costs of recruitment, including training and wages

  • Wherever applicable, provide wage-subsidies to ensure the employer is supported to sustain the employment

  • Coach employers in workplace mentoring strategies to better support their young employees

  • Help employers access suitable vocational training and programs

  • Liaise with Australian Apprenticeships Support Network (AASN) for apprentice and trainee sign-ups.

TTW Brochure for Young People

TTW Brochure for Employers

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Management and staff at Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians; their spiritual, physical, mental and emotional connection to the Land.

We are committed to the ongoing process of working towards and developing stronger links within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities and will actively engage in redressing inequitable service delivery to Indigenous Australians.

We pay our respect to elders past and present and we acknowledge the traditional land owners of Australia and we welcome all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to our service.

ACSO acknowledges funding from the Victorian, New South Wales & Queensland State Governments and Federal Government.

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