What is Employment Services?
At AYS, If you’re living with an injury or illness and want to find a job, or build your skills in order to find a job, we are here to help.
Why AYS Employment Services?
Our experienced Employment Coordinators and Employment Support Mentors will provide support to you in a 1:1 setting throughout all the stages of finding and keeping a job.
AYS Employment Support Includes
- Find ways to overcome barriers to employment
- Gain hands on experience in the workplace through volunteer and/or placements in industries of choice
- Explore the right opportunities out there for you
- Develop hard and soft skills including travel training and resume/ cover letter writing etc.
- Participate in mock interviews and teach strategies to sell yourself
- Preparing for your first day and workplace induction
- Aid with obtaining assistive technology or workplace modifications (if necessary)
- Develop organisation, preparation and time management skills
- Understand your workplace standards, rights and responsibilities
- Learn how to work in a team and independently
- Building resilience and transferable skills
- Improve general employability skills and build on confidence
School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES)
School Leaver Employment Supports are a crucial part of Employment Support at AYS. This support helps participants bridge the gap between school and work. These supports help school leavers explore potential vocations and understand their work potential. There is a key focus on capacity building, skills development, confidence and independence. We will help you on an individual level to create your pathway to employment. School Leaver Employment Supports are available during the final years of school and directly after leaving school, for generally up to two years.