We’re wearing unicorn masks to team video conference meetings, listening to Brenè Brown podcasts and swapping stories about Anzac Day, kids and schooling. That’s how things are in DFA at the moment. We’re also still here advocating for Defence Families. In this podcast Brenè talks about having what she calls a ‘family gap plan’. She … Continue reading Update from the DFA Convenor
Both Recruiters and Career Coaches can help you land the perfect job but the roles they perform are quite different although complimentary. This can be a confusing field initially when you first look into it as they can both go by a variety of similar names, recruitment agent, employment consultant, employment advisor, job network provider … Continue reading Getting help with your Job Hunt, working with Recruiters and/or Career Coaches (Part 1)
We are pleased to announce another employer has joined our Defence Partner Friendly Employment Program. Welcome Work Rehab. Work Rehab employ multidisciplinary health professionals for rehabilitation, return to work and transition programs. A lot of their work is with transitioning veterans via the Department of Veterans Affairs. Current Vacancies More from Work Rehab. Work Rehab … Continue reading Work Rehab
Over the month of March 2020 DFA is hosting a First Five Years webinar for families of each of the three Services. We’ve asked the Deputy Service Chiefs to talk about what to expect from a Services perspective such as how much the member will be away and in what locations. And we’ve asked the … Continue reading The First Five Years as an ADF Partner: Army
Why a First Five Years Webinar? Over the month of March DFA is hosting a First Five Years webinar for families of each of the three Services. We’ve asked the Deputy Service Chiefs to talk about what to expect from a Services perspective such as how much the member will be away and in what … Continue reading Webinars
Job hunting every couple of years because your ADF partner has been posted to a new location is hard enough, without discovering after you have been offered a new job that it’s going to cost you money to take it after you add up all of the childcare fees, transport costs and dry cleaning for … Continue reading Know your worth as an employee – Part 1
Definitions of Emergency: Macquarie Dictionary: An unforeseen occurrence; a sudden and urgent occasion for action. Defence partner: I‘m so sick I need to go to hospital, I have a young child, my ADF member is away and I just moved here so I know no one to help care for either me or my child. … Continue reading Who to call in an emergency?
There has been a lot happening in the last few months behind the scenes to address the issue of employment for our Defence partners so we thought it was time for an update. Defence acknowledges that this issue is important and needs to be looked at from a big-picture perspective, with a long term program … Continue reading Update on ADF Partner Employment