APM to help more parents find jobs with ParentsNext

Published on 17 Apr 2018

APM will deliver the Australian Government’s ParentsNext employment program in Queensland, South Australia and Victoria to help parents with young children find work once their children are at school.

APM was one of 57 organisations chosen in a competitive tender to deliver the expanded program, which starts in July.

Karen Rainbow, Chief Executive Officer Employment Services, said APM was looking forward to rolling out ParentsNext across the three states.

“Helping turn people’s lives around by finding them a job is something we at APM do every day and we are thrilled to have been chosen to deliver this important initiative,” Ms Rainbow said.

“ParentsNext helps parents with skills and assistance they need to get a job, which obviously helps them and their families.”

Ms Rainbow said participants would meet regularly with APM to develop a tailored Participation Plan and complete activities to help prepare them for employment.

The Minister for Jobs and Innovation Senator Michaelia Cash said approximately 96 per cent of ParentsNext participants were expected to be women, including about 10,000 Indigenous women.

ParentsNext will help about 68,000 parents every year who have young children and are at risk of long-term welfare dependency.

APM was established by Megan Wynne in Perth in 1994 and has grown to become a leading international human services organisation delivering employment, injury management/vocational rehabilitation, assessment, allied health intervention and community care (aged care and disability care) services.

APM delivers these services from more than 500 locations nationally across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. To date, APM has helped more than a million people.

Factsheet: Find out more about ParentsNext.