Do you need help to get your career back on track?
After taking time off to raise children, getting back into study or work can be a daunting step. ParentsNext is here to help you decide how you want to do it, then support you along the way.
We get to know your family, while our ParentsNext coaches will help develop a plan that meets your needs and sets out your goals, with a strong focus on building skills and confidence to prepare you for employment.
How can ParentsNext help you?
You will be assigned a dedicated ParentsNext coach to support you. Working together you can:
What you can expect
You will meet with your ParentsNext coach at least every 12 weeks. At these meetings you can expect to:
- Identify new services and/or activities
- Review your goals and update your participation plan
- Be referred to other support services (if needed), and
- Be referred to education and/or training opportunities
Note: Attending appointments and activities is compulsory for Parenting Payment recipients. Your ParentsNext coach can help you understand what you must do to make sure you keep receiving your allowance.
Work ready assessments
As a ParentsNext participant, you may be required to participate in a work-ready assessment. These assessments take place every six months, and can help to:
- Shape how we deliver ParentsNext assistance to you
- Discover more about yourself and what motivates you
- Set your long-term goals, and
- Show your progress in ParentsNext
Request a consultation with ParentsNext
Please complete the form and one of the team at CVGT will contact you.
Silva’s rise from ParentsNext participant to manager
After taking a six-year break from work to raise a family, Silva was a little anxious about where to go with her career, so she joined our ParentsNext program to develop her confidence and access support to get back into the workforce.
While participating through the program, support worker and ParentsNext manager Karen saw great potential in Silva and encouraged her to apply as a ParentsNext coach herself.
Silva was successful and the next three years saw her develop her career with CVGT Employment to become Assistant Contract Manager of ParentsNext and YConnect, all while studying Certificate IV in Training and Assessment!
You are eligible for ParentsNext if you:
- Have been receiving Parenting Payment (Partnered or Single) continuously and not engaged in work in the last six months
- Have a youngest child who is at least nine months and under six years of age
- Are aged under 55, and
- Are aged under 22, and have not completed the final year of school (or equivalent level of education, or
- Are 22 or above, have not completed the final year of school (or equivalent level of education) and have been receiving income support continuously for more than two years, or
- Have completed the final year of school and have been receiving income support continuously for more than four years.
How can I access ParentsNext?
Parents can access ParentsNext via:
- Contacting CVGT Employment direct – this is called ‘direct registration’. You can start that process by requesting a free consultation here.
- The Department of Human Services – as a condition of receiving a Parenting Payment (these parents will be contacted by the Department).