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What does this organisation do?
Employment Directions is a not for profit, community based organisation that has been in operation since 1978. Located in Country South Australia and with 6.5 full time equivalent, time across the Mid North, our priority and mission is to assist those most disadvantaged in our communities. These communities include Gawler, Adelaide Plains, Barossa, Mid North, Yorke Peninsula, Port Pirie, Northern Areas and surrounds. We have extensive experience in delivering a wide range of pre-employment and employment, youth and training related services and provided Commonwealth State government funded programs including Youth Connections and Job Services Australia (JSA)., also FLO case management.
Employment Directions currently is on the Panel of Preferred Provider delivering the FLO programme servicing 14 schools . Employment Directions deliver specialised youth services to disadvantaged and youth in need. Employment Directions also Work for the Dole Coordinator Program for the Mid North which is a Commonwealth funded program
A volunteer board of six individuals provide oversight; its members drawn from a cross section of the community. The Board - all of whom have undertaken governance training, meet monthly and provide strategic planning, monitoring and overview of all programs and services based on program reports, budgets and program delivery.
Operationally, an experienced team comprising of all staff with a wealth of industry and community networking experience - including the Executive Officer, oversee daily operations. Meeting monthly, the team review Quality Assurance, Programs and servicing, targets, financial budgets, timelines, policies and procedures, staffing, client feedback, evaluation reports and continuous improvement measures
Employment Directions will in partnership with the clients/stakeholders of the organisation, strive for outcomes for those clients of the following types:
Enhanced opportunity for, and connection with Work for Dole activities
Enhanced opportunity for, and improvement of, levels of education – formal and informal, practical and skills based and socially advantageous
Outcomes facilitating and enhancing positive and social access and improvement in positive social access and performance
In partnership with the clients of the organisation, strive for outcomes for those clients by:
Providing tailored assistance and services to disengaged young people, enabling reconnection with education and their community;
Providing a range of quality services to the community to assist young people to gain and maintain employment and complete Work for the Dole activities. Employment Directions assists young people towards a pathway to gaining their goals and being an active member of their communites.
Responding to the needs of clients who are:
Highly disadvantage; and/or
Short and Long term unemployed; and/or
Homeless or at risk of becoming homeless; and/or
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People; and/or
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse; and/or
Of any age in the local labour market
People who are experiencing discrimination or disadvantage due to personal circumstances
We all expect to be treated with respect and afforded the same opportunity. Yet some people experience disadvantage as a result of discrimination.
Communities experiencing locational disadvantage
Where people live affects their access to social and economic opportunities and therefore their relative advantage or disadvantage. Some South Australian communities have entrenched disadvantage.