If you have been recently released from prison, finding a steady job or getting your career back on track can make a big difference in getting your life moving in a positive direction. Outcare offers a specialist service through the Jobs and Skills Centre to help get you into work or training, free of charge.
Outcare also specialises in person centered care for individuals whose circumstances may put them at risk of entry to the criminal justice system, or are currently serving a sentence. They can also provide individuals with support in prison, during release and after release to help rebuild a positive life, family and future.
They also offer a program for Aboriginal ex-offenders to support them with an effective transition from prison and to reconnect with the community and culture.
Outcare's services are available from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm (phones are answered until 4:30 pm) Monday to Friday at 27 Moore Street, East Perth, or phone 08 6263 8622.
Outcare can help you with information on training or education options and advice on choosing a career path.
They can help with writing your résumé, job applications and preparing you for job interviews. There is access to a computer, printer and internet to help with your application.
There is also a one-day career development course, delivered in prison, which is designed to give you the help you need as you prepare to re-enter the workforce post release. This includes career support and pathways, resume writing, interview preparation, disclosing convictions and other career development support.
The course is delivered both through group work and one-to-one support and advice.