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PEERS for Careers Club

Some carers worry about if their young person will be able to find and keep a job. Young people can feel unsure about what course to study or what work would suit their unique skills. 38% of neurodiverse people of working age are employed. We want to help to match the right person to the right job.

Why attend?

PEERS for Careers is suitable for young people who are interested in acquiring job-related, social, and practical skills with the aim of a successful transition from educational to employment settings. During PEERS for Careers, participants will be supported by their Career Coach (ie. parent/carer/support person) for support to practice and generalise the skills learnt. 

What skills are covered?

The skills covered in the 20 x 1.5 hour session program include:

  • Choosing a career 
  • Creating a resume 
  • Finding and applying for employment 
  • Electronic communication 
  • Understanding/navigating the workplace culture 
  • Conversational skills 
  • Interviewing etiquette 
  • Entering and exiting group conversations 
  • Humour in the workplace
  • Stress management/executive functioning skills 
  • Conflict resolution. 

Therapy assistants are available to generalise skills learnt during clubs to the everyday environment.

*Whilst awaiting the full research study results to be released by UCLA, we offer an adapted version of PEERS for Careers for young people aged 16-35 with Autism, deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, or depression.

*Private hourly individual rate is $195 for therapist, or $90 for allied health assistant (plus $9 for case consultations with therapist). NDIS hourly individual rate is $193.99 for therapist, or $86.79 for therapy assistant (plus about $13 for case consultations with therapist). Cost for the group Program of Support by therapist will average about $170 per hour, or by therapy assistant will average about $99 per hour (including case consultations with therapists) covering the complete therapy experience tailored to your young persons' needs (break down of fee schedule to be provided upon enquiry). Additional costs may apply for some activities and food (uncommon to occur).