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.
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.Get in touch
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.
If you would like to discuss our leadership programs and how they’d integrate with your organisation, call us on +61 3 9866 7993 during 9 am – 5 pm weekdays or use the form below.
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Yes, JUNO’s Passport to Work Program is an approved activity and will count towards an individual’s PBAS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aesia – Coburg Jobseeker
Andrew Ford – Box Hill Jobseeker
Dylan – Broadmeadows Jobseeker
Veena Devaya – Melbourne Jobseeker
Brett – Preston Jobseeker