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Carers in Employment Program

People in a caring role can find it difficult to enter or maintain paid work. The Carers in Employment Program offers two services to assist carers to enter or re-enter employment and to assist employers to create “carer friendly” workplaces.

This program works with carers to review their caring role and the supports available alongside providing education and skills to be “job ready”. To be eligible for this program, you need to be a carer or have been in a caring role within the last 12 months and aged between 14 and 65.

This program works with employers, whether private, government or not-for-profit to ensure that your workplace is ‘carer friendly’. Organisations that meet the carer-friendly standards can also be accredited.

Feedback from Carers in Employment Program participants

We are proud to provide a Carer Friendly Workplace through our involvement in the Carer Friendly Employer Program and look forward to continuing to participate in initiatives that create awareness and acknowledgement of those in the caring role.

Samantha ScottManager of Carer Services State-wide
Mental Illness Fellowships of WA

The whole course was very well organised and presented. Enjoyed what I learned and I will make the effort to implement strategies towards employment.

Be Job Ready participant

The course was really good and I gained a lot of knowledge. The other people in the group understood what we were all going through. Would definitely recommend this course to others as it increased my confidence in preparing my resume.

Be Job Ready participant

Wonderful experience having participated in a well-designed program, it was excellently presented and fun!

Be Job Ready participant

The Be Job Ready Course has given me hope for the future, my friends have also said they see a positive change in me.

Be Job Ready participant