Mentoring & Employment Services

More info on Camden Council Website- Young People

Web: www.camden.nsw.gov.au/page/young-people.html

Break Through Mentoring

One-on-one employment focussed mentoring program for young people aged 16-25yrs struggling to find work; by working with and learning from the experiences of their mentor, young people develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to gain and sustain employment. If you’re a young person who is frustrated in finding employment or would like extra support from someone who is currently employed and knows the expectations of today’s workforce, then contact Break Trough Mentoring.

Phone: (02) 4627 6864 or 0420 308 324

Claymore NSW 2559

Web: www.break-through.com.au

PVS Work Find Employment Services

To guide, assist and support young people from age 15yrs in their journey to work. PVS prides itself on working closely with job seekers to not only find you employment but ensure that they have the necessary tools and support to succeed in the role. PVS aim to assist individuals with job searching and interview skills as well as offering customised programs to ensure that each job seekers barriers to work are identified and overcome.

Phone: (02) 4655 6617; 1300 658 414

Web: www.pvs.com.au

Camden Family Day Care

A unique home-based education and care service that offers a warm, safe, secure and stimulating home environment catering for young babies through to pre-teens. Quality children’s education and care is where children are happy, engaged and learning with qualified Educators who are nurturing and caring.

Children are nurtured and cared for in the homes of approved Family Day Care Educators who are trained, resourced, supported and monitored by the Camden Family Day Care Coordination Unit team.

Interested in a Career in child care?

Do you have a warm, secure and family focused environment?

Do you have a desire to build a successful home based business?

Contact the coordination unit Phone: (02) 46547851

Personal helpers and Mentors Program (PhaMS)- The Benevolent Society

(PhaMS) is a community outreach program for people who live with mental illness and whose daily lives are affected by their mental health experiences. They aim to assist people to be hopeful for their future and to identify what type of support or changes would assist to increase a sense of being more in control of day to day life. Ways of being more connected to the community are developed, based on preferences & interests of each program participant.

Macarthur/Wingecarribee (but not postcode 2560) Phone: (02) 4633 3777

Youth Connections Program (MTC Work Solutions)

Youth Connections provides a service to assist young people age 11-19yrs who are most at-risk of disengaging or have already disengaged from education, training and/or family and the community. Program is funded to work with young people from the Macarthur region.

Phone: (02) 4645 8700 or 1300 781 664

Web: www.mtcwork.com.au

NDCO- National Disability Coordination Officer Program in Western Sydney

Assist people with disability to participate in post school education, training and employment

Web: www.uws.edu.au/ndco

Health heroes- Aboriginal Health jobs

Rewarding jobs in Health for Aboriginal & Torres Islander School leavers

Web: www.healthheros.health.gov.au

My Gateway (MG)- Traineeships

Provides an opportunity for young people aged from 15yrs to gain skills through- apprenticeships and traineeships. Trains retail and office trainees in Certificates 1 – 4. Operates off the job classes or assess progress on the job

Phone: (02) 4627 1388; 1800 993 200

Web: www.mygateway.org.au

Workventures

Offering traineeships, access to technology including low cost refurbished computers and laptops and skills training in communities around the country, including Connect Centres: Claymore, Macquarie Fields and Airds.

Workventures work with people at risk of social and economic exclusion who are seeking to improve their lives. They aim to improve the employability of the people they work with, by providing people with skills, attitudes, behaviours and resources that result in; work experience, traineeships & apprenticeships, volunteering, mentoring, or other community contributions, self-employment/permanent employment.

Phone: (02) 9275 8199, (02) 9275 9399

Connect Centres- run a range of free activities specifically for members of the local community

  • Airds: (02) 4628 8622
  • Macquarie Fields: (02) 9618 0677
  • Claymore: (02) 4628 2901

Web: www.workventures.com.au

Mission Australia South West Youth Services- 12 to 25 years

Services provided: Learning programs, Youth Gambling, Drug and Alcohol

They provide education, employment, life skills and other support to young people at-risk. South West Sydney Youth Hub is a preventative and early intervention service. It assists young people who are at risk of entering the ‘no home, no job’ cycle, through the provision of social housing assistance linked to education, training, employment and life skills programs, to support their transition to independence. The service runs youth specific activities and offers drug and alcohol counselling, anger management, conflict resolution and peer mediation. South West Youth Services has a youth centre that provides many programs such as the Drug and Alcohol Awareness Program (DAAP), post-release support programs, employment skills programs for young people leaving detention and Job Placement Employment and Training programs (JPET).

Phone: (02) 46217 400

Web: www.missionaustralia.com.au

IDEAS NSW – Metro

Provides information on: accommodation, employment, education, transport, disabilities, disorders, equipment, recreation, disability organisations and support groups, building access and design, legislation, benefits and mobility.

Phone: (02) 4620 029

Phone: 1800 029 904, (02) 9211 1300

TTY: (02) 6947 3377

Web: www.ideas.org.au

Macarthur Disability Services

Provide programs to people with a wide range of disabilities. This includes intellectual, physical, sensory, neurological and psychiatric disabilities. They also have specific programs to support carers.  MDS assists over 1,000 children and adults with disabilities, their families and carers every week. MDS can help families who are experiencing disruptions due to challenging behaviour, help people through the maze of services by helping them make appropriate referrals and advocate for people when needed.

Services include: Information and Referral, Personal helpers and mentors program, Recreation and Leisure Activities, Home and Community Care (HACC) Services and Aboriginal HACC, The Haven Project, Carer Coordination Service, Macarthur Personnel Employment Services, Transition to Work, Community Participation, Day Programs, Community Development, Behavioural Intervention Support Services (BISS), MDS Training Centre, and Complete Property Services.

Phone: 1800 683 232

  • Campbelltown Phone: (02) 4621 8400
  • Camden Phone: (02) 4655 2043

Web: www.mdservices.com.au

TAFE South Western Sydney Institute’s Fly Indigenous Recruitment and Employment Service (FIRES) A DEEWR funded Indigenous Employment Panel member.

Through FIRES, they work more closely with their employment service partners to promote employment opportunities and career options for local Aboriginal people. They also help their Indigenous clients with updating their resume’s and seeking career opportunities.

Campbelltown Tafe- Room B.4.16, Wednesday’s

Miller Tafe- Room M.1.45 the other days

For more information, or for one of their team to come talk with your case managers and employment consultants about this opportunity please contact the FIRES team on

Phone:  (02) 9825 7474.