Our experienced and qualified employment specialists have a wide range of government, private sector and industry experience to help people figure out what they are good at and support them to find work.

 

Central Region

(mental health, disability, alcohol and other drugs)

We help people to create a pathway to employment, volunteer work or study. We assist them to become more employable by strengthening their social skills, increasing their practical skills and broadening their understanding of employment and the process of securing a job. Our clients learn about self development for work and common workplace practices; CVs, cover letters and job applications; technology, literacy and cooking skills; working with others; and self-esteem, confidence and motivation.
We offer individual support as well as four unique skill-based groups run by an experienced facilitator. The groups are well attended, highly regarded and tailored to suit each individual.

west coast (oPTIONS VOCATIONAL SERVICE)

(mental health, intellectual disability, physical disability)

Our staff help people develop a personal plan, build self-confidence and gain motivation. We also support people to develop communication skills, learn to work with others and link with other agencies where necessary. We determine barriers to employment and identify practical steps to finding a job. We can help people find suitable training as well as voluntary and paid work. Once people are in work, we can support them in the workplace.      

Through all of this we focus on people’s strengths and help them develop and maintain natural supports, therefore increasing their participation in the community. 

 


It can be complex to explain how referrals are made to Pact so please get in touch if you want to find out how to access our services. We’ll bend over backwards to help you. Even if you are not eligible for government-funded Pact support, we have other options, including paying for Pact services privately (see individually-funded services) and our affiliated private service, (see Boost Personal Support Services).


“I do not feel I could have done any of this if I didn’t meet [my Pact support worker]. She always told me I could do it even when I doubted myself. She was always there when I needed her.”
— Pact West Coast Options vocational service client talking about finding work