WE HELP PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
BUSY Ability is a proud provider of the Australian Government’s Workforce Australia Specialist Program, an employment service for people with a lived experience of the justice system.
We understand that looking for a job can be challenging. That’s why we offer step-by-step support to those who are able, willing and ready to find a job. BUSY Ability provides individualised support for people who need extra assistance to re-enter the workforce by way of training, mentoring and support plus open employment opportunities from a range of industries and locations.
We work with leading specialists, community organisations, MARA Project, CREST providers, community corrections, and Queensland Correctional Services to help people transition from prison into sustainable employment and training.
As a part of The BUSY Group, we can provide jobseekers with a range of services that include health (psychological and occupational therapy), apprenticeships and traineeships, education and training, and most importantly a one-on-one, personalised approach to support an individual’s goals.
Our support doesn’t stop once you start your new job! Your Employment Adviser will keep in touch and continue to provide guidance and ensure you have all the tools needed to succeed. We can also provide assistance to your employer with accessing any available funding to help you purchase clothes, tools, further training or any equipment you may need in your new role.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR WORK?
Our no-cost pre-employment workshops are designed to provide support, information, new ideas and resources to help you get into the workforce.
Topics covered include but not limited to:
- resumes and cover letters.
- interview coaching,
- effective communication,
- navigating the workplace,
- upskilling and reskilling.
Breaking down the stigmas and barriers is one of the ways BUSY Ability can assist ex-offenders. Our consultation with experts mean our team are equipped and focussed on supporting your success. We assist to educate employers on the benefits of hiring ex-offenders and help you to redefine yourself, not by your past but by who you have become.
Read more about Dr Suzanne Reich and her insights into re-integration for ex-offenders.