The Wugu Nyambil logo signifies various individuals meeting to support each other. They are bound by a flower on the outside that is found locally to Yarrabah on beaches. The flower is well known to hold the sand together to prevent erosion or separation. It therefore signifies holding our team, stakeholders and participants together
Acknowledgement and thank you to Raelea Connolly Neal (Wugu Nyambil Participation and Support Officer) who designed the logo for Wugu Nyambil.
Wugu Nyambil Limited (Wugu) is the first place-based and community-led employment service to be established by the Australian Government.
Wugu Nyambil is funded by the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business(the department), and has received $5 million over 4 years in funding from the government.
Wugu opened its doors to the Yarrabah community on 2nd July 2018.
It is a community-led employment service. Its staff are either Yarrabah residents or have a close connection to the Yarrabah community.
The 2017-2018 Federal Budget proposed funding for a trial of a new employment service arrangement in Yarrabah. The key objective of the trial was to design an employment service that reflected the distinct needs of the Yarrabah community. This pilot project would have the flexibility to understand and respect the local culture and employ local people.
Wugu Nyambil provides employment services (sometimes known as a JobActive program), a ParentsNext service and Economic Development services. The Jobactive-like program is a modified employment service that follows the mainstream Jobactive contract but has flexibilities and variations available that provide a more responsive and relevant service to Yarrabah residents. Key components of the model include Personal Development, Community, Education and Employment Related activities. All activities are designed to improve the employability of participants by addressing barriers and progressing them to another activity or into sustainable employment.
ParentsNext is delivered as the Targeted stream (standard stream) and provides support to parents who have a child under the age of 5. Although not an employment program as such, ParentsNext is designed to better prepare them for future employment once their children commence school.