ParentsNext is an Australian Government initiative to help parents prepare for employment by the time their youngest child reaches school age.
SSI delivers ParentsNext in partnership with Metro Assist across Sydney Metro East and Sydney South West.
Becoming a parent often means more time is spent in caring for children and less time in the paid workforce.
ParentsNext work with parents to identify goals and develop skills so that they can enter the workforce once their children reach school age.
How ParentsNext can help
Our professionals will help to:
- identify education, training and employment goals
- choose activities to help reach those goals
- identify barriers to achieving goals
- create a Participation Plan to set out goals and activities
Depending on participants needs, they can also:
- make connections to education, training and employment services
- provide training to boost job readiness
- invite participants to talks by employers about jobs in the local area
- make links with local services to address personal, parenting, child care or family needs
- organise groups to meet other parents taking part in ParentsNext
- assess job readiness using tools such as Work Star and the Job Seeker Classification Instrument
- in some cases, pay for small expenses to enable completion of activities
ParentsNext works with two groups of parents – those who are referred to us by the Department of Human Services as a ‘compulsory participant’, and those who are ‘voluntary participants’.
Ashfield in partnership with Metro Assist Limited
Suite 1, 260 Liverpool Rd
Telephone: (02) 9798 1700
Bankstown in partnership with Metro Assist Limited
62 Meredith Street
Telephone: (02) 8709 0200
Campsie in partnership with Metro Assist Limited
59-63 Evaline Street
Telephone: (02) 9789 3744
Condell Park in partnership with Metro Assist Limited
43 Simmat Ave
Telephone: (02) 9790 1766
Homebush in partnership with Metro Assist Limited
1B Bates Street
Mobile: 0434 393 135
Marrickville in partnership with Metro Assist Limited
Mobile: 0434 393 135
Suite 2 Level 6/138-154 Queen St, Campbelltown NSW 2560
1/119 The Crescent, Fairfield NSW 2165
2/45-47 Scott St, Liverpool NSW 2170
Suite 2, 23-25 Frederick St, Rockdale NSW 221
3A Stapleton Ave Sutherland, NSW 2232