In 2015 ECHO was awarded an Australian Government contract to deliver jobactive services as part of the AMES Consortium. This Consortium is made up of four jobactive organisations:
The AMES Consortium is one of the largest jobactive organisations to deliver services across all Employment regions in metropolitan Melbourne.
ECHO has the following sites that provide jobactive services:
The main objective of jobactive is to promote stronger workforce participation.
ECHO provides assistance to job seekers and linking with employers to better target local needs and provide greater access to training, work experience and job opportunities.
Initial Contact When you register at ECHO you will receive a welcome pack prior to your first appointment via email. If you require an interpreter or have special circumstances, or additional support requirements please advise us so we can arrange any special assistance.
Your appointment will be a one on one with our Work Broker who will work with you to customize an Employment Pathway Plan that will assist you in reaching your employment goals, tailored activities will be included in the plan to help you prepare for work and achieve employment goals.
Our teams are experienced and will provide you with advice and support throughout your employment journey understanding individual needs including any cultural and language. Our Work Brokers will identify:
At ECHO our Work Brokers will guide you through the job search process, providing you with support, advice, and knowledge.
Our Work Broker will ensure you receive:
At ECHO, we run a Career Development Course that is available to all job seekers. The course covers four main areas:
Your Work Broker will ensure you have continual access to employment opportunities, providing you with:
Once you’ve obtained employment ECHO will continue to provide advice and support within the workplace.
Stream A job seekers will be provided access to tools and advice to assist you with finding a job, groups sessions and monthly phone contact will commence from 3 months.
All other job seekers will commence groups sessions immediately.