Who we work with Community Engagement & Employment Pathways

Community has always been the heartbeat of JUNO.

It frames the work that we do and provides a lens for how we see ourselves and the role that we need to play in creating healthier communities.

About our work with Employment Services

Community frames the work that we do and provides a lens for how we see ourselves and the role that we need to play in creating healthier communities.

For over 22 years the Award-winning JUNO ‘Passport to Work’ program has been providing a way for disadvantaged and marginalised members in our community, with a specific focus on the long-term unemployed, to move forward into employment and/or education. With a success rate of 65% the 9-day intensive works on changing mindsets and building practical tools for participants to navigate the Australian work and education environments.

With the knowledge and experience of over 20+ years working with disadvantaged communities around Australia our approach is designed specifically to target challenges, barriers, and resistance to seeking and securing employment, ensuring our Community Proteges have all the necessary resources, skills and emotional readiness to move forward into a positive future.

Educating and working with the Employment Services Sector (Employment Consultants/Work Brokers/Coaches) to upskill and build their capabilities to succeed in this challenging space is also a key focus for our program delivery.

Organisations we have worked with
Why is this good for your organisation?

At JUNO we seek to develop people who can see beyond their ‘four walls’ to the more adaptive challenges and opportunities that exist in the world.

We know that in an increasingly complex world there are no longer any boundaries between organisations, communities, markets and the environment.

Our workshops are live learning spaces and support experiences that quickly apply into the work context. The program adopts a learning process that both challenges and empowers individuals to work with greater purpose, passion, flexibility and risk.

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Our programs are supporting organisational change…

Our programs are supporting organisational change through developing groups of individuals to work with purpose, to take responsibility beyond their formal authority, and to provide them with the skills, capacity and resiliency to operate and thrive in challenging and uncertain environments.

Our experiences are immersive, people are invited to come into the program as learners, not experts, and to be open to having their values questioned and challenged. In an environment of stark contrast with the structures and demands that pervade most of our everyday working lives, the program provides participants with a good opportunity to remove the masks and be open, generous, adventurous and vulnerable.


Passport to Work
Accelerate Program
Engage with Insight Program

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Questions? We have answers.

Is your Passport to Work Program a Centrelink Approved Activity?

Yes, JUNO’s Passport to Work Program is an approved activity and will count towards an individual’s PBAS

What is the minimum number of Jobseeker participants to secure a Passport to Work Program?

We like to stabilise on a group size of 10 – 15 Jobseekers as this number will be sustainable to support a cohort of mentors (for that phase of the program). We can run programs F2F, digitally or as a hybrid so sometimes sites combine forces to gain the numbers required.

Where does the Jobseekers come from?

We work across a wide variety of Community Partners including Employment Service Providers, Disability Agencies, Local Councils and other Community Agencies so the referrals come from a wide range of sources. Most participants have the support of a Case manager or similar and are receiving some form of support payment from Centrelink.

How do you match Mentors and their Community Proteges (Jobseekers)?

Well… there is a secret formula and we certainly aren’t going to broadcast that to the whole online community but in addition to this our very talented Community Programs Coordinator spends time with both mentors & proteges and is then tasked with the pairing process. After gaining an understanding of the needs from both parties we have a good sense around setting them up for success.

What does your program success look like?

Success looks like many things but from a ‘hard stats’ perspective we see on average of between 60-65% of our Community Participants move into Employment, Education, Volunteering and Job trials over the course of the 12-week program – which is pretty transformational.

How much personal information do you share about the Jobseekers?

We only share with Mentors essential information for contact and communication such as Name, Mobile Numbers and Email address and to a lesser extent suburb of residence. Unless there is a need-to- know basis, there will be direct consultation before sharing of such information.


“This is one of those opportunities that doesn’t come along every day. Honestly Steph (my KPMG Mentor), if it was not for you and your help, I would not be here right now. I would not have a clear path for the future and I would probably still be floating around career lost. The assistance that you and the Juno team have given me has been life changing.”

Aesia – Coburg Jobseeker

“ Andrew Ford is my name and I would like to take this opportunity to talk briefly about my recent experience with Tim and the team at Juno. I was made redundant a while ago from a job I had work in for many years. I was feeling so many emotions, let down, nowhere to go etc. I embarked on a training course with Tim and his team to assist me in finding a job and the ideal way to get it done. Thanks to Juno I have now been in solid employment for 9 months and moving up in the ranks. The positive guidance and personal strengths I had received from the Juno team have put me in such a positive place both professional and personally.”

Andrew Ford – Box Hill Jobseeker

“ When I first met the Juno Facilitators I thought “Oh great, another sales pitch saying they will get me where I want to be but nothing will actually happen”. I quickly learned that Juno followed through on what they promised, they treated us like we were equals and worth their time and effort because they too have their own story, which is something amazing! They helped me build so much more confidence in myself; I knew what I wanted but not how to get there. However Juno did and they made my transition an incredibly easy and enjoyable one. Because of their belief in me I got up every morning and told myself I could do this. Without programs like Juno, I know for certain I wouldn’t be doing something that I’m very passionate about and so invested in. I’m forever grateful and I can’t fully express my gratitude but one thing I can say for certain is that if you give them 200%, they will give you 300% because the difference between who you were yesterday and who you will be tomorrow depends on what you do today, so take the opportunity to work with Juno and become the author of your own success story, they only come around once in a lifetime.”

Dylan – Broadmeadows Jobseeker

“ As a registered Job Seeker with Centrelink/ Max Solutions, I found myself caught up in a vortex of enforced voluntary work, not developing any ‘bankable’ skills, a loss of self-confidence and direction or securing employment. Juno Consulting offered training, Job interview simulations and a mentorship program to Job Seekers registered with Max Employment. I enrolled for the program, as the mock interviews and individual mentorship on offer, were with professionals working with reputable corporate organisations. Juno Consulting’s winning combination of training, mock interviews and individual mentoring addressed both group and individual needs. The result of the total program restored my self-confidence and I was enabled to handle my Job seeking activity as a Project. I am back in the workforce and credit this positive outcome to Juno Consulting and their tailored, result oriented program package. Thank you Paul, Tim & Kha.”

Veena Devaya – Melbourne Jobseeker

“ Such an amazing experience, I wish I had done the Juno program a long time ago. I had found myself in a cycle of doing the same thing and never getting the result I wanted, but with the help of the whole Juno team, the Mock interview workshops and Chris my MMG Mentor I was finally able to secure a role as a Sales Manager and restart my career. I think what they do is amazing and feel it’s a program that should be provided to anyone stuck and seeking work."

Brett – Preston Jobseeker