Castle Personnel’s Transition to Work has been providing school leaver programs for over ten years. During that time we have developed great working relationships with many Hunter Businesses; covering a diverse range of Industries, Retail, Video, Manufacturing, Cleaning, Aged Care, Grounds Maintenance, Office and Administration, Car Detailing, and Hospitality.
Our Host Employers provide professional work placement (experience). This is fully supervised by one of Castles highly trained Support Workers.
We are not looking for paid employment from our Host Employers, just the opportunity for our clients to experience the workforce, gain the appropriate skills and knowledge to make an informed decision about their future job prospects.
AUSTRALIAN DISABILITY ENTERPRISES
Castle has very good working relationships with all of the Hunter’s Australian Disability Enterprises formerly known as supported employment businesses. Several of our clients have obtained and are successfully maintaining long term employment in Australian BUSINESS ENTERPRISES.
Transition to Work have located and supported our clients in a range of volunteer positions. This allows our clients to continue to maintain their work ethic and become valued members of the community.
Transition to Work offer sessions in the following areas:
WORK SKILLS sessions provide training in and development of work entry skills, required to attain employment, such as: workplace communication, computer skills, money management, time management, travel training, workplace presentation.
WORK PLACEMENT takes place in a fully supervised; open employment setting, for the purpose of assessing the interests, skills and suitability of the individual to varying work environments and job types, gradually increasing the hours to suit your capabilities.
INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS sessions cover a range of activities that may include, but is not limited to, assisting you to successfully balance work with day-to-day activities and personal interests. Such as: learners permit, recreational and leisure activities, healthy living which includes meal preparation, gym membership and multi media.
SPECIFIC CAREER RELATED TRAINING normally occurs once you have attained the generic skills required to enter the workforce. It may involve enrolment in accredited vocational training and paid work in an open employment setting or within an Australian Disability Enterprise.
Castle also offers on site training to obtain your Senior First Aid Certificate, Responsible Service of Alcohol, Forklift Licence and W.H.S. Construction Card.