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All the Latest Community News and Events from DVJS

 

 

The South East Careers and Try-a-Trade Expo

When: Tuesday 21st, April, 2020

Where: Cranbourne Racecourse

Cost: Free

Registration Required: Your Case Manager can assist 

 

The South East Careers and Try-a-Trade Expo is the largest expo of its kind outside of Melbourne, with more than 100 exhibitors and attended by 4,000 local students and community members.

This year, in addition to exhibitors from major universities and vocational providers, there will also be an employment offering, with more than 500 job vacancies on offer on the day. 

Another new feature at this year’s event will be industry specific forums to get the inside information on what specific industries are looking for in employees and how they recruit.

Whether you are wanting to try your hand at brick laying or hairdressing, wanting to speak to universities about entry requirements, learn about a specific industry or looking for a job, this is one event you cannot miss.

If you would like to know more, speak to your case manager

Knocking Down Barriers

International Day of People with Disability

Tuesday 3rd December

To celebrate International Day of People with Disability, the team at DVJS Employment Solutions invited their Jobseekers, Employers and Staff to join in and have fun by hosting a free event at OZ Ten Pin Bowling in Narre Warren.

Every year on 3 December, the world takes part in celebrating the achievements of people with disability and promote awareness, understanding and acceptance in the community.

The team was overwhelmed by the response from our Jobseekers and Employers wanting to participate and celebrate the day. Everyone has had so much fun, smiles all round and lots of laughter. The day also provided a great chance for new friendships to be made helping those who may struggle meeting people or live in isolation

Thanks again for everyone involved in making this truly a wonderful occasion and we look forward to hosting another event in the near future.

 

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Getting a Kick out of DVJS Social Club

DVJS Social Club were kicking goals at the Community Street Soccer in Dandenong.

The Social Club is an initiative organised by the DVJS team at Dandenong. It is designed to help like-minded jobseekers form new friendships and try out new things. In the past we have organised dinners and games night. This time we decided to try something a little bit different.

We understand that putting yourself out there and trying new things can be very intimidating and we are very proud of the crew who attended to gave it a shot.

Community Street Soccer is a program in the Dandenong community run by The Big Issue. Street Soccer utilises the power of sport to help people come together. All ages, genders and abilities are welcome and the and the environment is friendly and supportive.

The wonderful support staff work closely with the players and assist in addressing any challenges they may be experiencing, including homelessness, substance abuse, family breakdown and mental illness. Players are encouraged to develop new friendships and seek advice and support from their community.

Community Street Soccer has a motto of putting the person at the centre of the solution and works to provide individuals in the community with the tools and assistance they need to make positive changes in their lives.  DVJS is excited about being involved with such a valuable program in the community.

If you are interested, pop along, its run every Wednesday night from 4pm-6pm at the Hockey courts at Oasis Dandenong. All abilities are encouraged to give it a go.

 

DVJS are excited to be partnering with Reclink Australia, a National Program that utilises sport and recreational activities to assist disadvantaged Australians to experience social inclusion and support. This partnership with Reclink will make many new recreational activities available to our jobseekers at DVJS. This will involve an ever-changing schedule of activities for all abilities, from fishing to touch footy to bocce and breakfast.

If you are interested in getting involved, speak to your case manager to find what activities are available that interest you. All genders, ages, backgrounds and abilities are welcome.

 

 Reclink