Our Services

ParentsNext

We engage with parents to help identify and develop a pathway to achieve education and employment goals.

We help you prepare to join or re-enter the workforce by the time your youngest child starts school.

When we first meet, we'll assess and identify your individual strengths, personal goals, interests, skills and experience, and the practical challenges you currently face.

This service is for:
Parents and Carers
It helps with:
EmploymentFamily

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Our ParentsNext service covers Mid-North South Australia.

It Can Be Difficult To Balance Parenting And Working

We’ll work with you to develop a plan to suit your particular needs and circumstances.

Your situation will be taken into consideration when arranging training activities so they best suit child care arrangements and older children’s school commitments.

“We’re committed to empowering parents to embrace life changes, strengthen their confidence and achieve their education and employment goals.” John Waters, Port Pirie Site Manager

Personalised Support

Your customised plan will include:

  • your short and long-term education and employment goals
  • the best pathway to achieving those goals
  • the activities that you'll be undertaking to get ready for work
  • how yourtown will help you address any challenges you may face to finding employment

 

We’ll help you access:

  • specialist agencies and local support services
  • local support networks so that you can connect with other parents working towards the same goals
  • training activities provided at our site or with other agencies, community partners, training organisations or as part of work experience

 

We’ll also provide access to activities designed to help you successfully combine your parenting responsibilities with employment. These could include:

  • Personal development programs
  • Self-care programs
  • Life skills training
  • Parenting tips and workshops
  • Literacy/numeracy tuition
  • Exploring career options and training pathways
  • Employability skills training
  • Practical assistance
  • Help in finding a job or volunteering

 

Who is eligible?

The Department of Human Services determines eligibility and makes referrals for compulsory participation in ParentsNext. You may be required to participate as a condition of receiving parenting payments if you:

  • have a child aged between 1 and 6 years old
  • have been unemployed for at least six months
  • have been receiving parenting payments for at least six months

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