ParentsNext is an Australian Government initiative to help parents become ready for work by the time their youngest child starts school. CatholicCare is delivering this project in the Shellharbour Local Government Area. Through ParentsNext, we will work with you to help you to develop a plan for employment.
We will help you take advantage of the support offered through ParentsNext including regular contact, referral to other specialist services and case management. Your case manager will contact you regularly and you can contact them at any time including by phone, SMS or email. We even have onsite child care facilities to help you attend your appointments and activities with us. We will review your Participation Plan at least every six months to ensure that it continues to meet your needs. Your Participation Plan will set out what is expected of you throughout your participation of the project. Through regular contact with your case manager you will be able to review your goals and update the activities in your Participation Plan. CatholicCare will support you in achieving your goals by helping you:
CatholicCare operates the ParentsNext Project in Shellharbour, Wollongong, Dapto, Kiama, Moss Vale, Nowra, Sanctuary Point and Ulladulla. If you wish to participate in the program, please contact 4296 6041.