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Whatever it takes!

Disability Employment
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Encompass Community Services, a quiet achiever in the Geelong community, supporting people of all abilities to be amazing!

We pride ourselves in providing universal opportunities for all and in shaping sustainable local communities. For over 30 years, we have been actively engaging with people with physical, intellectual, sensory and psychological disabilities; as well as other individuals who are disadvantaged such as disengaged youth, long-term unemployed and those facing financial, social or learning barriers.

By working together with the community and YOU, we aim to end damaging stigmas and stereotypes; and open doors of opportunities for all people – whatever background, whatever ability.

We believe and invest in YOU!  We are here to help you realise your goals, no matter how long it takes.

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Discover your new career path

Perfect for if you’re not sure which direction your career should go in, you’re thinking about making a change, or you just want to feel more fulfilled in your job.

Encompass College of Education and Training Geelong also delivers courses in Werribee, Bannockburn and Corio. As a result 96% of graduates find meaningful work. Students and staff share an enjoyable and productive learning and working environment in a climate of mutual respect and understanding.

In addition our training programs are interactive and engaging using a wide variety learning resources. If required we also provide literacy and numeracy support to assist you in the successful completion of your course or qualification.

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Working closely with our local community

Encompass Community Services owns and operates business enterprises in retail, upcycled furniture, horticulture, catering and much, much more. Each enterprise provides access to real employment opportunities and life skills in a supportive environment.

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Apollo Place Op Shop

The best kept secret in Geelong!

Apollo Place specialises in pre-loved children’s and adult clothing. We take pride in the special focus we have on top quality and affordable pre-loved childrens wear.

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Community Caregiving for the Elderly

Many elderly people are living on their own with no family nearby. If you have an elderly neighbour, check on them when you are passing by and perhaps you could assist them in some way.

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Encompass is on the Move!

The organisation’s head office has been bases at the river end of Pakington Street for over 20 years, but community needs are changing and Encompass is rapidly growing.

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Hub 3219 @ Apollo

Shop. Create. Connect.

HomeStart, located at Encompass’ new multi-component complex in Whittington, Hub 3219 @ Apollo, is more than just a pre-loved furniture shop.

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