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Access Guides offers a limited number of jobs and other supports for young people with an intellectual disability or cognitive impairment who have completed school.
There is no cost to the program.
Employment and Supported Work Placement:
Up to three years in duration, the Jobs Program combines structured training with paid employment or supported work placements. Opportunities include:
tour safety & preparation
learning and relaying site information
guiding walks or drives
preparing small to large scale picnic events
barista / serving coffee and tea
citizen science projects
horse care and disability horse riding guidance
gardening and landscaping
commercial catering and kitchen operations
All work is supervised and supported.
Jobs Program participants spend 4-5 days per week in the program.
This involves 3-4 days training each week and 1 day employment or supported placement each week.
The training component of the program runs throughout the year.
Work and placement schedules typically follow school terms.
Employment and Financial Assistance:
Roles in tour guiding, ecotourism, conservation and citizen science projects are directly employed with Access Guides under the Award MA000080 (up to $25.08 per hour plus super).
Those wishing to pursue roles with Access Guides partners may seek financial and other supports.
Geelong: Cloverdale Community Centre, 167 Purnell Road, Corio
Ballarat: Central TBA
Geelong: Eastern Park Precinct | Cloverdale Community Kitchen | Partner Locations
Ballarat: Lake Wendouree | Botanic Gardens | Conservation Project Locations
Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre, 410 Surf Coast Hwy, Grovedale
Starstruck Stables Equestrian, 420 Wallington Rd, Wallington
Cloverdale Community Kitchen, 167 Purnell Rd, Corio
The next Jobs Programs commencement is 10 February 2020 and applications are now open (application form below). Applicants attend the Information Session on 22 January 2020.
Interested applicants and their families are encouraged to submit an application or contact us for more information. We are happy to answer your questions over the phone or arrange a consultation.
School information sessions are available at no charge.
Call (03) 5261 4172