As people are aware the Covid 19 Coronavirus has affected many individual Australians and businesses. Wugu Nyambil, Yarrabah’s Employment service provider is also taking steps to restrict the virus from entering community. In line with the Dept of Health and Dept of Education, Skills and Employment guidelines, Wugu Nyambil will be enacting new measures for servicing those that require assistance or have current legislative Mutual Obligation requirements. This will affect all Employment and ParentsNext participants. Changes will include:
- Wugu Nyambil staff will limit, restrict access to and where possible eliminate the need for face to face contact. It is requested that all participants of Wugu Nyambil contact the office via phone in the first instance on 4056 0500, e-mail on email@example.com or access our website for updates at www.wugunyambil.com.au.
- Should you be currently experiencing or have been in contact with someone with an illness. The prior contact methods are essential, no face to face contact.
- Access to jobsearch computers will be limited to enact the 4m2 rule
- Staff will be stationed throughout the Wugu Nyambil office to adhere to social distancing rules but are available during ‘normal’ work hours of 8.30am to 5pm.
- At the advice of authorities, the office may be required to shut at short notice. An alternative phone line has been established. The number is 0458 231978
- Group based Work for the Dole/Community Activities/Employability Skills Training have been suspended until further notice. Individual based Work for the Dole/Community Activities will continue at this stage.
- Jobsearch requirements remain in force but the number of contacts will be reduced to 4 jobsearches per month.
- Participants are still subject to the Targeted Compliance Framework and payment suspensions may still occur should mutual obligations not be met
From 5pm Tuesday 24th March, Yarrabah will go into a community lockdown that will restrict movement of residents, employees and visitors to and from community. Whilst Wugu Nyambil remains an essential service to the people of Yarrabah to assist with recruitment, training, compliance, community activities, social support services and access to employment related funding services. To support local participants and services, from Wednesday 25th March, the Wugu Nyambil office will remain open to provide contracted services but in a flexible manner. The service will only be staffed with Yarrabah based employees with all non-Yarrabah employees based on a temporary office in Cairns. A modified suite of services will still be available but your patience and understanding may be needed in these challenging times. Rest assured though, that Wugu Nyambil will still aim to provide the best available service to you.
A range of new employment opportunities is developing with the need for businesses to adjust service models. Industries such as agriculture, health, emergency services, asset maintenance, supermarket roles, security and logistics are all areas for potential opportunities. Should you be offered a position in these industries or any other, Wugu Nyambil can still provide you with the support that you require. Funding is still available to support both employee and employers to commence employment and this also includes those that are currently in employment. Please contact the office for support.
In these trying times, we ask all clients to be vigilant with the health and welfare of others.
Please continue to read and adhere to any community notices published by the Yarrabah Council, Dept Health or local health services. The below links are those that you should regularly read for updates: