Transition to Work

Learn new skills

Increase your independence

Achieve your goals

What Lifeskills can do for you …

When you access our Transition to Work Service you will have our full support in many areas to help you increase your skills and find employment.

Like all participants you will have an individual plan (PCP) that is developed with you, your families/important people in your lives and Southside Skills Centre staff.

The things that are put in that PCP (Person Centered Plan) are the things that are important to you and things that can help you achieve your goals .

Programs are developed according to your current skills and abilities and are adjusted as your levels of ability increase.

Click here to download our “ TTW ” information leaflet

Programs and activities included in our TTW service are;

Employment Skills

  • Resume Writing
  • Interview Skills
  • Work ethic
  • Work Experience
  • WHS

Living Skills

  • Money Skills
  • Nutrition, healthy eating & exercise
  • Computer Skills
  • Literacy
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Community Knowledge & Access

Personal Development Skills

  • Protective Behaviours
  • Self-Assessments and associated programs
  • Social Skills / Running a meeting
  • Making & Keeping Friends
  • Learner Driver’s Licence

Recreation

  • Sport
  • Music
  • Drama & Art
  • Sewing
  • Woodwork

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Transition to Work Service you must live in in the Mid-West Regional Council Local Government Area and;

  • Currently be receiving individualised Transitition to Work funding from ADHC

or

  • Be a school leaver with moderate to high support needs and 18 years of age before 31 December or you have completed year 12

or

  • Have an intellectual, physical or sensory disability that qualifies for a service under the NSW Disability Services Act (1993) and is assessed as eligible by ADHC

or

  • Be a resident of NSW and be approved to transfer from a Community Participation Program and you are NOT undertaking paid employment (for more than 15 hours per week), full time further education or higher education.

Early or late entry is decided on a case by case basis only in exceptional circumstances by the Regional Director.

Transition To Work can give you that all important jump start to achieve financial independence and build a rewarding career.

Some comments from our TTW participants

I learned how to do my CV and practiced doing interviews. I’ve just got my first job and it’s great!

I have done heaps of work experience through Lifeskills and now have a job that I love

I now have my Certificate II in Horticulture with support from Lifeskills. I loved the course and learned about WHS, personal protective equipment, how to cut turf, about all types of mowers and can now service them. I can now safely use edger's, whipper snippers and blowers. I understand about fuel and the different mixtures. I would eventually like to set up my own business doing lawns, pruning and gardens.

I like coming to Lifeskills because it’s fun. I get to meet lots of people, and do lots of different things. Since I have been here I have learned how to budget and manage my own money and now I do this by myself.

We are all learning how to set an agenda, run a meeting and write up the minutes. We all take turns to chair the meetings each month.

I got my drivers’ licence with help from Lifeskills! Now I’m working on my green P’s.

I have done the Circles Program which has helped me to understand how to protect myself and if I am in danger I know what to do and where to go for help

TTW service is provided by Lifeskills Plus Inc. with funding from Commonwealth and State Government through NSW Family and Community Services - Ageing Disability and Home Care