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Karingal and St Laurence are merging into a new organisation called "Karingal St Laurence" (KSL).

 

KSL will bring together services that both organisation have offered for many years and will offer a new level of advocacy and support for people with special needs. It will deliver increased certainty for consumers by securing its services for many years to come, and will reinforce KSL as an innovative and progressive leader in the disability, aged care, employment, training and housing sectors.

 

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MatchWorks job seeker ready for fitness industry

MatchWorks job seeker Nicolette has started a course in fitness education and is on her way to finding employment in the fitness industry. The 25-year-old has come a long way since her initial appointment at MatchWorks East Geelong, where she presented with anxiety and was housebound for the past three years. 

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Two MatchWorks job seekers are thriving in the same workplace

MatchWorks Werribee has assisted two job seekers to find suitable employment at GrainCorp in West Footscray. The job seekers are employed under the Government's Supported Wage System, which encourages employers to hire more people with disabilities.

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Karingal and St Laurence staff celebrate Christmas

Almost 300 Karingal and St Laurence staff including supported staff celebrated the Christmas season on the lawns of Kardinia House on Friday.

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Karingal Training helps Joel realise his employment goals

A struggle with language, literacy and numeracy was an open problem for Joel when he first walked through the doors of Karingal Training Sunshine in November 2015, but he was determined to explore new work opportunities through education.

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Job seekers graduate from Bendigo’s Deadly Yakka

Ten Indigenous job seekers were congratulated this week for graduating from the MatchWorks Deadly Yakka program in Bendigo. The participants graduated from the four-week employment program on December 7, which covered goal setting and personal development, life skills for work, interview skills, presentation advice, workplace expectations and job search skills; while also addressing personal barriers.

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Job seekers help create new community garden

MatchWorks job seekers have helped create a community garden which exhibits traditional and contemporary bush food plants at the Melton Botanic Gardens. Job seekers worked alongside the Friends of the Melton Botanic Gardens (FMBG) over six months to create the Native Bush Foods Garden. They also revegetated the south bank of Ryans Creek with indigenous plants.

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Queensland Deadly Yakka motivates Indigenous Job Seekers

Indigenous job seekers in Queensland have recently completed a week-long MatchWorks Deadly Yakka program to assist them in finding employment. The 15 program participants were congratulated and presented with awards at a graduation ceremony held on Friday December 2 at Pine Rivers Golf Club, Kurwongbah.

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Karingal Training delivers employment results

Karingal Training recently congratulated nine learners for completing their Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care & Home and Community Care). The participants completed the nine-month course on November 28. 

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Karingal and St Laurence clients and carers soak up soccer experience

More than 90 Geelong region Karingal and St Laurence clients and carers celebrated International Day of People with a Disability with a trip to Melbourne City Football Club's clash against Brisbane Roar at Melbourne's AAMI Park on Saturday.

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Upcoming Events

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Hundred Hole Hike 2017 Friday, 20 January, 2017, 5:00 AM The Hundred Hole Hike is on! Walk 100 holes of golf in a day to raise money for Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) or join us for an evening of music at Music to a Tee.
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2017 Geelong Awards for People with a Disability Tuesday, 7 February, 2017 Nominations are now open for the 2017 Geelong Awards for People with a Disability. Proudly brought to you by Karingal St Laurence and the City of Greater Geelong, the awards celebrate the amazing contribution people with a disability make to our city. Submit nominations to recognise some incredible achievements and help promote a fully inclusive community.
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2017 VaLiD Having a Say conference Wednesday, 8 February, 2017 The 2017 Having a Say Conference will run from February 8 - 10 at Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Geelong. The focus will be on the Six Powers of Strong Self Advocacy.
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Professor Tony Attwood Autism Spectrum Disorder & Aspergers Syndrome Thursday, 30 March, 2017, 4:30 PM Karingal is pleased to be a major sponsor for the 2017 South West Disability Network Tony Attwood Seminars. The seminars will run in Warrnambool on March 30 and 31, 2017. If you are in the South West over those dates and are wanting to increase your understanding of autism, register now.
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For Individuals
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People with Mental Illness
Karingal's Transcend branch offers a range of flexible services for people with mental illness. Learn More
 
People who are frail aged
Karingal's services for older individuals and their families include respite, carer respite, assistance around the home and social support. Learn More
 
People who need training
Karingal delivers accredited and non-accredited training, provides supported employment and support people of all abilities to find work. Learn More
 
Youth Services
Karingal's Create Youth branch assists young people in transitioning into further education, training or employment. Learn More
 

For Businesses
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Catering and Gourmet Food

Kommercial offers delicious corporate catering for businesses throughout Geelong. Items include:

  • Hot and cold platters
  • Sandwiches, wraps and rolls
  • Drinks
  • Sweets including slices, biscuits and scones.

Gourmet food is also available at our Online Store. Range includes gourmet jams, chutneys, cordials and more!

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Finding Staff

MatchWorks is Victoria's largest employment services provider with over 14 years' experience. We offer services in Queensland, South Australia and Victoria, from a total of 57 locations. If you need staff, MatchWorks provides a quality service to help you fill your employment vacancies FREE of charge.

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Training

Karingal Training is a Registered Training Organisation specialising in a wide variety of training in the community services and employment service industries, as well as a range of vocational short courses. Karingal Training can work with you to tailor a course to your needs, at your office or a Karingal Training venue.

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Packaging, Landcare & Industrial Services

Outsourcing repetitive and time consuming tasks to Kommercial can provide your staff with more time to focus on dedicating their expertise to increasing the value of your business.

Services include, but are not limited to:

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Community Engagement

Karingal Foundation

Funds raised by the Karingal Foundation allow Karingal to build new facilities for people with a disability, develop new and innovative services and be involved in community projects that enrich the lives of people with a disability. 

BacLinks

BacLinks is an initiative of Karingal that specialises in educating, supporting and creating opportunities for businesses and community agencies from any sector to engage with each other for mutual benefit.

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