Job Ready

What we provide

Creating a supported pathway into employment for people with basic job skills

Employability: Job Ready is the second stage of Yooralla’s Employability program, and focuses on building your job skills to support your pathway to employment.

Employability: Job Ready is one year of paid, on-the-job training based in a Yooralla Business Enterprise or in the community. Employability: Job Ready is for people who have completed Employability: Preparation for work, or people who already have some job skills and require less support.

In Employability: Job Ready, you will get hands-on work experience in a real-life working environment, and you will be paid a training wage for the work you do.

Employability: Job Ready is specially designed for people with disability who have vocational/employment related goals, an interest in working, and some basic work skills. Yooralla can tailor a job skills program to suit your individual needs and capabilities and support you to help you transition into the employment that is right for you.

Wherever you choose to start and finish your pathway to employment, Yooralla can support you to transition into the job that is right for you.

What skills will you learn?

The Employability Stream, Job Ready, is focused on helping you learn job skills on-the-job, to help you to transition into employment after the program. You will experience a hands-on learning environment in a community-based, real-life work setting and you will be with people of a similar age, with similar interests.

Work skills you may develop in Employability: Job Ready include:

  • life and employment goal setting
  • literacy and numeracy
  • job matching and selection
  • domestic activities and independent living, to fit in with your working life
  • budgeting and money management
  • physical health and wellbeing
  • travel training to get to work
  • communication
  • working unsupervised, and
  • team work.

Assessments will be based on your competency in the above areas, as demonstrated on-the-job. Your progress will be monitored throughout the program, to ensure you are reaching your milestones.

Hands-on job training

Yooralla will work with you to explore the types of work you are interested in, and what work will help you to reach your employment goals. The type of work you do is flexible, depending on your interests and needs, but might be in areas such as:

  • catering
  • manufacturing
  • gardening
  • warehousing
  • maintenance, and
  • cleaning.

Work in the Employability: Job Ready program may be in the community or in a Yooralla Business Enterprise. Yooralla has Business Enterprises in metropolitan Melbourne, Shepparton/Mooroopna and in the Hume Region, where you can gain rewarding experience in a range of areas to suit your needs and interests.

What’s after Job Ready?

After completing Employability: Job Ready, you will have reached the end of Yooralla’s Employability Program.

After completing the Employability Program, you may want support to move into ‘open employment’—that is, a job in the community, where you no longer need support to do your job. Learn more about open employment.

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