TaskForce youth services

TaskForce helps young people throughout Melbourne get support for drug and alcohol problems, reconnect to education and training, and find employment. Find out more about our youth services, chat with us here or come see us at the TaskForce Youth Hub in Moorabbin.

Welcome to the TaskForce Youth Hub

The TaskForce Youth Hub is a purpose-designed space where young people can hang out, create art, make some food, study, and access any support they need. We work with a bunch of organisations at the Hub, including Thorne Harbour Health, Launch Housing and APM, so if you need help, you can get it at the TaskForce Youth Hub.

At the Hub we welcome people from all genders, religions and cultural backgrounds. All services are free.

What activities are available?
Our Hub offers a friendly meeting place where young people will have access
to the support and services they need to get their lives back on track. This
includes:
• Free and confidential alcohol and drug counselling
• Assistance and advice on finding appropriate pathways to education and employment
• Outreach services, bringing the support young people need to a space
where they feel comfortable
• Education programs  including work readiness and barista courses.

Opening hours
The Hub is open from 9 am – 5 pm weekdays for appointments and drop-ins.

Location
The TaskForce Youth Hub is located at Shop 1, 4-6 Station Street, Moorabbin, opposite Moorabbin train station and accessible by several bus lines.

To find out more about our Hub, or to see if it can help you, contact us on 9532 0811 or at youthreferrals@taskforce.org.au

Alcohol and other drug programs

Are you struggling with your alcohol or drug use? We can give you the support you need to cut down, and address any other problems you might be facing. We deliver outreach services across the cities of Bayside, Glen Eira, Kingston, Port Phillip and Stonnington, meeting you where you’re most comfortable.

We also deliver the intensive ResetLife program at the TaskForce Youth Hub. Find out more below.

To learn more about our youth outreach program, or to refer yourself or a client, fill out the form below and we’ll get in touch with you. Otherwise, email youthreferrals@taskforce.org.au, or email resetlife@taskforce.org.au to find out more about ResetLife.

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Employment services

If you’re young and unemployed, we have a range of programs that can give you the skills and connections you need to find and keep the jobs you want.

Transition to Work

Intensive support to help people aged 15-24 to find employment. You’ll have one-on-one sessions to work out your skills and interests, you’ll complete work readiness training to help you put together resumes and ace job interviews, and you’ll be directly connected with employers. Transition to Work is open to people who haven’t completed Year 12 or don’t have a Certificate III qualification, and who aren’t currently on Youth Allowance. All young Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible, whether or not you have completed Year 12 or have a Certificate III qualification. The program can work with you for 18 months, as well as up to six months post-placement support.

Contact Mary on 0434 055 400 or at maryk@taskforce.org.au to find out more.

Community Traineeships Pilot Program

Helping young people living in the city of Greater Dandenong complete accredited training and find work in the community sector. If you’re under 25 and unemployed, this program will place you with a community organisation in a paid, full-time traineeship, and support you to complete a Certificate III in Individual Support. You’ll have one-on-one support from a youth worker to help you address any barriers you face and support you to succeed.

Education support

We can help you reconnect to education as a student, trainee or apprentice, and deliver courses to give you skills for future employment.

Navigator

The Navigator program helps people who are disengaged from education. We’ll work with you to break down any barriers preventing you from engaging, and work directly with schools and alternative education providers to ensure you get the support you need.

Reconnect

Getting early school leavers get into education, traineeships or apprenticeships. We’ll give you intensive case management support for up to 18 months, help you identify your goals and work with you to break down any barriers. We can connect you with any other services you need, help you get into an education or training program, and support you all the way. Reconnect is an outreach program, so we’re happy to come to you. Contact Janet on 0423 335 926 or at janets@taskforce.org.au to find out more.

Work Readiness

This 10 week course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to find employment. We’ll help you find jobs, write resumes and improve your job interview skills, leaving you better equipped and more confident to find the jobs you want.

Introduction to Hospitality

This 10 week course will build your skills in the kitchen and teach you how to make great coffee.

Introduction to Art

With a different medium each term, this 10 week course will guide you through basic techniques, composition and more, helping you to build a portfolio and improve your artistic practice.

ResetLife

Are you aged 11-16 or 17-22, and struggling with alcohol or drugs?

ResetLife is a free, intensive, structured outpatient program for young people in south eastern Melbourne, based at the TaskForce Youth Hub. Participants attend three days of group treatment for sixteen weeks, including early recovery skills, relapse prevention, and social support groups, plus family education and individual sessions.

After the sixteen week intensive period, 36 weeks of continuing care will support you to live free of drug and alcohol harms.

Clients can self-refer, or referrals can be made by anyone including GPs, other health professionals and family members, with client consent.

Call 9532 0811 or email resetlife@taskforce.org.au to refer or for more information, or just fill out the form below.

ResetLife is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the South Eastern Melbourne PHN.

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Community Traineeships Pilot Program

TaskForce is connecting young people living in Greater Dandenong with traineeships in the community sector.

If you’re under 25, living in the City of Greater Dandenong and are not currently in education or employment, you’re eligible to take part in the program. You’ll be placed with a community organisation that you like the sound of and complete a paid, full-time traineeship, getting real job experience while earning an accredited Certificate IV in Community Services.

Host organisations might include youth services, homelessness services, agencies supporting people from specific cultural backgrounds or mental health services.

We’ll work with you to access any services you need, and overcome any barriers that might keep you from completing the program.

By the end of your traineeship you will have had 12 months full time experience, a Certificate III in Individual Support, and pathways to ongoing employment in the community sector.

If you’re interested in signing up, fill in the form below and Robbie, our coordinator, will be in touch.

Otherwise, you can contact him at robbieh@taskforce.org.au or on 0435 807 925

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