Employment preparation

YFS ParentsNext is for Logan parents of young children.

We help parents prepare for future employment and gain confidence, skills and knowledge so they are ready to join the workforce when your children start school.


How we can help

ParentsNext prepares parents for employment by helping with:

  • skills – basic skills like literacy, social skills, job-specific knowledge and job search know-how
  • confidence and motivation – helping parents feel positive about your prospects
  • stability and challenges – sorting out issues that make it hard to work.

Some people will find a job or start education or training while they are in ParentsNext; others will improve their readiness to do these things in the future.

Who is eligible

YFS ParentsNext welcomes eligible parents from Logan.

Some parents will be referred by Centrelink as a condition of receiving Parenting Payment, which means they are required to attend appointments and undertake activities in their plan.

We also welcome parents of young children who want help getting ready for work but aren’t referred by Centrelink. If you think you would benefit, give us a call!

Client story

Amy, 24, has faced many challenges in life. Finding a job was one of them. Centrelink referred Amy to YFS’ ParentsNext project. Within two weeks she started a Certificate I in Construction with Break Thru, three days a week, with paid work experience at Stoddart Manufacturing and Substation33.

“It has been an absolute joy.
I now have pretty much a straight routine and I’m happy with it,” she says.

How to use our services

YFS understands it is hard to ring without knowing exactly what to ask for, that’s why we have one central door for all new people, called YFS Connect.

Contact YFS