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The JobActive team at Settlement Services International (SSI) was recognised on August 23 for maintaining a five-star rating for two consecutive years.

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SSI Chair Elisabeth Shaw and Director of Employment & Enterprise Services Terry Wilson presents the JobActive team with a commemorative plaque.

The JobActive team delivers services to jobseekers living within the Sydney East Metro region. Since July 2015, SSI has supported job seekers through JobActive to become work ready and employable, as well as assisting them to find and maintain a job.

During the celebration, SSI CEO Violet Roumeliotis emphasised the impact the JobActive team at SSI had on the wider community.

“What’s most important is that five stars are the outcome of something much more important. Thanks to this wonderful, hardworking team, 1,000 job seekers have found and kept a job. This team made that happen,” she said.

Ms Roumeliotis added, “I was really impressed when I found out that the latest results show the team rated 237 per cent higher than the minimum requirement to obtain a five-star rating. This is definitely going above and beyond, and I’m very proud of this team for such an achievement.”

She also highlighted the importance of offering services to people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. “As we are a diverse workforce, we understand the community, and that allows us to provide innovative support to facilitate and improve inclusiveness. These qualities set our staff apart from other providers,” she said.

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