What is EVS?

The Employment and Vocational Service works in partnership with each client to provide tailored vocational planning and training with the ultimate aim of finding pathways into employment.

We help each client to identify vocational and employment goals. By working closely with local employers and community organisations we are able to provide opportunities for work placements and community involvement. Throughout the process we provide clients with targeted support and assistance.

In addition to employment support we also help with a variety of groups such as Crafts, Art and Gardening groups with the aim of improving social confidence in a safe environment. We also provide ongoing monitoring and support clients to find voluntary work.

The service is funded by the Ministry of Social Development. There is close liaison with the Residential and Community Mental Health Services and with other agencies in Golden Bay such as Alcohol and Drug Service, Probation, WINZ and the Golden Bay Work Centre Trust.