Engage Program

The Whole Package (Engage Program)

The Whole Package is a program developed by FAN to address the issues of employability and wellbeing amongst young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness and/or disadvantage within the LGBTI (Lesbian Gay Bi Transgender Intersex Questioning) community. The program aims to break the cycle of disadvantage by assisting young people with the skills needed to effectively obtain and sustain employment. These skills are often a natural part of development, such as developing a sense of self, resilience and teamwork but if a young person has been isolated from there community and has experienced transience at a young age these invaluable skills can often be missed.

Already this year FAN has offered workshops including:

  • Yoga to address mindfulness and stress management
  • Art Therapy
  • Term 2 has seen the return of WorkingOUT, an LGBTIQ specific employment services provider. The topics covered by these workshops include:
  • Identifying career goals and pathways
  • Appropriate presentation in the workplace
  • One on one support to create/update resumes
  • One on one support to learn how to write a cover letter
  • Interview techniques
  • Appropriate ways of addressing bullying/harassment in the workplace

More workshops will be provided in term 3 and 4. If you are aged from 15-25 years, identify as part of the LGBTIQ community and would like to get involved, please call the office on 9890 2673

 

EDG, Engage term 2 2019

Engage – Job Support