Do you have clients that have barriers to their employment because of their addictions to drugs and alcohol? Are they long term unemployed because of this? If there was ever a time to start to make some changes, and facilitate some support for people with addictions that are barriers to their gaining employment, it is definitely right now. With the tender now looming for JSA providers across Australia, and the recent changes surrounding the number of jobs that need to be applied for by each and every person on Job Seekers Allowance, it will be necessary to engage clients with a service to assist with their addictions if you are to be successful in gaining them regular long term employment. The government will be looking closely at this sector in the tender, to see what programs the JSA providers will include in their provision from 2015 to assist people with these issues.
Visible Recovery have day programs that can help and focus some of these clients on their recovery journey, and give them some therapy and education around addiction. We deliver professional programs that are facilitated by people that are both qualified, and have been through their own personal recovery to get to where they are today. All staff delivering content have a minimum of Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs, but some are finishing Psychology degrees, and have Certificate IV’s in Training and Assessment, and Counselling Diploma’s. They all have a minimum of 5 years recovery. All of our Counsellors and Therapists are PACFA registered. This ensures that the content is totally relevant and delivered in a way that people with these issues can understand.
Another area we could offer some help would be for your staff. We can offer training for your staff to give them some knowledge and education around drugs and alcohol and their effects, as well as how to deal with people who are on drugs when they come for meetings, what to look for, and how to best deal with these situations.
We would love to work with you to assist in rolling out internal programs that will support your tender application later this year, that will give you an edge over the competition, and ensure that you remain with the JSA contract in 2015.
Call us now on (08) 8223 6486 for more details, and make an appointment for an initial discussion.