10 Feb 2011 5:56 AM
|we are moving over to Perth hopefully this summer, my wife is having some problems applying for work, she works as a support worker for people who do suffer with addictions problems or subtance misue can any one tell me if there are many centres in Perth that provide this kind of support, and what are the names of them thanks for your help
Ricky and Clodgh |
10 Feb 2011 10:18 AM
|The only one I know of in Perth (although I am sure there are more) is Bridge House which is an alcohol and drug rehab centre. It is run by the Salvation Army. I'm sure if you google it, it will bring up some information for you.
10 Feb 2011 10:43 AM
|May contact these:
Only found out about them as I called our new house 'HollyOak' (personal references) and my work colleagues were shocked. Thats when they told me about it!
10 Feb 2011 10:49 AM
Next Step is a goverment funded drug and alcohol unit in East Perth.|
10 Feb 2011 1:06 PM
|Serenity Lodge, in Rockingham.
10 Feb 2011 3:08 PM
My wife is an AOD worker and there are plenty of NGO's that will require her skillset, sad in some ways as it is a reflection of the problems we have in this world. Even though she had similar work experience in the UK, when she arrived here it was easier to get work after getting some Australian qualifications, she went to TAFE (collage) and done cert III and IV in Youth Work and has been gainfully employed ever since.
To get a better idea of work opportunities and salary expectations sign up to SEEK and put the usual buzz words in like youth / drug / alcohol / support / etc and it would surprise you the number of positions that turn up.
One advantage of working for an NGO is you can salary sacrifice a percentage of your pay to go toward your mortgage, credit card, etc. Basically you elect to have a pretax portion of your wages deducted and paid direct to your nominated account. Certain conditions apply, like not using it to pay into a mortgage account with redraw facility for obvious reasons.
Nice to pay your bills with tax free money!!
Anyway hope this helps.