Great progress for the Work For the Soul activity!
Below is an update
"Max Employment have referred 15 people to the Manjimup Events Group - Work For the Dole activity.
Out of these 15 referrals, 9 have found employment. The remaining 6 we have attending the activity, minus those with medical conditions and those with transport issues that live outside of the Manjimup catchment area.
The 9 who have found employment is an outstanding result and we are not even half way through the project and this has a lot to do with the Supervisor that you have employed to run the project. Sonja is exceptional at empowering these jobseekers; some entered this activity suffering from anxiety and low self-esteem, they are now confident self-assured adults who are ready to return into the workforce. Sonja has created a relaxed environment and has music and TED talks playing the in the background to inspire jobseekers. She has adapted the activity to what works well for her participants and I have received positive feedback from those who have attended.
Sonja is very accurate and prompt at recording attendance.
Whilst the numbers attending the activity remain low – the reason being that they are quickly transitioned back into the workforce makes for a very successful activity and I wanted to commend the Manjimup CRC on how this is being run.:
Through a collaboration MCRC and Max Employment have been running a Work For The Dole or Soul program as the project manager Sonja calls it.
The program kicked of late December and is running to June.
Out of 15 referred participants so far 9 have found employment and all have grown in self-confidence and self-esteem. Sonja is very proud of each and every one.
We are very proud of the program because it is empowering people in our community to find work.
They have worked on their resumes, cover letters, their personal values, strengths and will be assisting with local community events in the near future like the upcoming Warren District Agriculture Show.
Project Officer – Work for the dole