McAuley Works: changing women's lives

Our intensive employment program McAuley Works helps women who have experienced family violence, homelessness or mental health issues to find and maintain employment.

Our specially trained team work with women to develop vital job-ready skills and prepare for interviews. For each woman, the program is personalised to assist her to develop the confidence she needs to secure and retain a job in the open and competitive market.

McAuley Works' approach

We work with the women to develop vital job ready skills, preparing them for interviews and bolstering the confidence they need to gain jobs in the open market. 

To help women secure jobs and build financial capability we work with them on:

  • Resume preparation
  • Interview training
  • Referrals for interview
  • Job seeking skills
  • Obtaining work experience
  • Post placement support

Our aim is to support each woman into long-term sustainable employment, and our support continues until this is achieved.

One McAuley Works participant, Jenny, said,  “A job is my way out of this nightmare. A job means I have money to pay the rent, buy food and clothes, pay the bills….it’s my ticket to sanity and freedom.”                            

McAuley Works is funded by the Victorian Government through Jobs Victoria.                                         



More information

For any further information  please contact Justine Connelly on 0409 934 335 or email

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