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.

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TTW Brochure for Employers

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The Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) proudly acknowledges Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and their rich culture and pays respect to their Elders past, present.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s 
first peoples and as the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land and water on which we rely.

We embrace the spirit of reconciliation, working towards equality of outcomes and ensuring an equal voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, including those who have come in contact with the justice system.

The Australian Community Support Organisation recognises the right to a safe and inclusive service without bias. ACSO is committed to the equitable treatment of its participants, employees and partners. We believe in humanity and celebrating the diverse voices of our community through leadership, practice and policy design, to honour and embrace diverse traditions, cultures and experiences of those we support and work alongside.

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

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