Break Thru to get a job

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS - ANGELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

NOT-FOR-PROFIT or­gan­i­sa­tion Break Thru has opened its doors in Moss­man to help community mem­bers find a job re­gard­less of age, qual­i­fi­ca­tions or if they have a dis­abil­ity.

North Queens­land re­gional man­ager Therese Muller said the or­gan­i­sa­tion is a free ser­vice for Cen­tre­link-reg­is­tered job seek­ers and em­ploy­ers look­ing to re­cruit or be re­cruited and they also pro­vide train­ing pro­grams.

“It was a fam­ily com­pany that saw a need to sup­port the dis­ad­van­taged peo­ple locally and re­ceived gov­ern­ment con­tracts to as­sist on a great scale and it has grown from there, it started in NSW,” she said.

“Break Thru of­fers a very high qual­ity ser­vice to sup­port clients based on their in­di­vid­ual needs and will at­tempt to pro­vide a holis­tic ser­vice not just em­ploy­ment needs, so­cial needs, men­tal health needs and mone­tary needs.

“We en­sure who­ever comes to us has a pos­i­tive and re­ward- ing ex­pe­ri­ence and finds sus­tain­able and mean­ing­ful em­ploy­ment.”

Ms Muller said while the ser­vice is pre­dom­i­nantly for those on Cen­tre­link ser­vices, they pro­vide a dif­fer­ent ser­vice for clients not on a pay­ment and there are lim­ited ser­vices for back­pack­ers.

For peo­ple with a dis­abil­ity, Break Thru will help find suit­able em­ploy­ment and also work with em­ploy­ers and pro­vide as­sis­tance.

“Peo­ple with dis­abil­ity look- ing for work who don’t know where to start, we have con­tacts with em­ploy­ers and we also as­sist em­ploy­ers to get the best match and make sure ev­ery­one is happy in the place­ment in the long run,” Ms Muller said.

Break Thru in Moss­man can be found at 3/7 Mill Rd, Moss­man. You can call 4099 9200 or email Moss­man@break­thru. org.au and Break Thru will come to Port Dou­glas ev­ery Mon­day at the Port Dou­glas Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre from July 16.

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