The CoAct Connect site is based in Stones Corner, an area rich in cultural diversity and just 6km from Brisbane CBD. There are, however, many challenges for those living in the area, including affordable housing and sustainable employment.
The CoAct Connect team offer intensive and tailored employment services to help individuals build their confidence, skills and employability. This involves matching you with a Mentor who’ll help you unpack your skills, strengths, challenges and training needs. Then comes a plan with the end goal of getting you a job.
There may be other areas of life you need support with in order to find employment. We can co-ordinate specialist services for housing, health, counselling, and family support. We also continue to be there for you during the first 26 weeks of your employment or study. We’re by your side every step of the way.
Our Stones Corner team has already established strong community connections to help people get ready for work, including relationships with:
- allied health professionals
- mental health specialists
- community centres
- parenting programs
- domestic violence support services
- volunteer organisations
- Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).
They’ll also be delivering weekly workshops to build your skills, get you job-ready and help you pursue the career you want. These workshops cover topics like digital literacy, interview skills, body language and active listening.
Program Manager, Renee Smith, tells us about job opportunities in the area, “We have a wide range of roles ready to be filled. These include jobs in retail, hospitality, factories, administration, aged care, individual support, and more. We’ll have opportunities available from Monday 4 July – the day Workforce Australia begins.”
Here’s what the CoAct Connect Stones Corner team looks like:
Renee Smith, Program Manager
With 13 years experience in employment services at a management level, Renee’s a strong leader who focuses on results. She’s in this role to change people’s lives. Her skills include building rapport, trust, and positive relationships to help people find a rewarding career pathway. Renee’s all about celebrating the wins too, so get ready for some fun!
Annette Thompson, Mentor
Having worked for 17 years as a trainer and coach in Job Ready Employability and Solutions and as a support worker with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), this lady knows how to mentor. She’s personable, empathetic, and smart.
Karla Latcham, Recruitment partner
If there’s someone that can build strong relationships with employers, and find golden opportunities for our customers, it’s Karla. With a background in sales and marketing, she’s good at forging connections and making change. She’s also worked as a careers coach and has been very successful at supporting people in study and employment.
Find out more about the change from jobactive to Workforce Australia, head to Your guide to Workforce Australia.