Canefields Clubhouse enables its members to return to paid work through Transitional Employment, Supported Employment and Independent Employment.
Canefields Clubhouse has its own Transitional Employment program, which provides as a right of membership opportunities for members to work on job placements in the labor market. Members are placed in the position for 6-9 months, fully trained and supported in the position, upon the end of the position a new member is placed in this job and the member who was working is encouraged into Supported or Independent Empoyment, or Education. Canefields Clubhouse guarantees coverage on all placements during member absences. In addition the Transitional Employment program meets the following basic criteria:
a. The desire to work is the single most important factor determining placement opportunity
b. Placement opportunities will continue to be available regardless of the level of success in previous placements
c. Members work at the employer’s place of business
d. Members are paid the prevailing wage rate, but at least minimum wage, directly by the employer
e. Transitional Employment placements are drawn from a wide variety of job opportunities
f. Transitional Employment placements are part-time and time-limited, generally 15 to 20 hours per week and from six to nine months in duration
g. Selection and training of members on Transitional Employment is the responsibility of the Clubhouse, not the employer
h. Clubhouse members and staff prepare reports on TE placements for all appropriate agencies dealing with members’ benefits
i. Transitional Employment placements are managed by Clubhouse staff and members and not by TE specialists
j. There are no TE placements within the Clubhouse. Transitional Employment placements at an auspice agency must be off site from the Clubhouse and meet all of the above criteria.
Canefields Clubhouse has numerous placements in the community and are thankful for the opportunities provided by these employers. If you are interested in how your business can benefit from this Transitional Employment Program please contact Sarah on 3807 0951 or email@example.com.
Supported & Independent Employment
Canefields Clubhouse offers its own Supported and Independent Employment programs to assist members to secure, sustain and subsequently, to better their employment. Canefields assists by maintaining a relationship with the working member and the employer. Members and staff in partnership determine the type, frequency and location of desired supports.
Members who are working continue to all Clubhouse supports and opportunities available including help with Centrelink, Department of Housing, Mental Health Clinics/GPs/Psychiatrists etc, legal support, financial (eg budgeting, No Interest Loan Scheme) and personal issues, as well as participation in the Social Recreation program.
Canefields Clubhouse has numerous Supported and Independent positions and again would like to acknowledge the employers in the community that have provided these opportunities. If you would like to find out more about how you can provide more opportunities including the incentives available, please contact Sarah on 3807 0951 or firstname.lastname@example.org.