The Banyule City Council has established its first council-led labour market program to provide local community members experiencing barriers to employment with meaningful work. The community development division of E-focus have been given the opportunity to partake in the coordination, delivery and providing specialised 1:1 employment support for participates in the program.
The Inclusive Employment Program is a six month paid employment initiative that supports local people experiencing barriers to employment to gain meaningful work experience within Banyule City Council.
To be eligible for this program, individuals must:
- Be a Banyule City Council resident
- Be experiencing barriers to secure suitable and meaningful employment
- Identify as either:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
- Culturally & linguistically diverse person, including refugees and asylum seekers
- People living with a disability
- Young people (16 – 25 years old)
This program connects participants into suitable roles that are tailored to their level of skill and area of interest. By the conclusion of the program participants will have had the opportunity to build their skillset, experience and professional network; and throughout the duration of their employment program participants will be provided with a variety of benefits, including:
- Support from management and team members
- Flexible working arrangements
- Individual coaching sessions
- Monthly skill building workshops
- Training and development opportunities
- Social opportunities to meet and network with new people
If you’re interested in participating and you’re a Banyule Council resident facing barriers to employment, please have a talk with our team down at the West Heidelberg Community Hub or call us on 03 9450 5700 to find out how you can get involved.