EKJP’s empowers individuals by providing a pathway to employment, establish independence and secure a better future for themselves and their families. EKJP partner with local organisations to offer study and training opportunities suited to individual aspirations and build and facilitate meaningful activities within the communities. These activities are designed to develop individual’s skills and confidence, whilst delivering worthwhile benefit to the communities and enabling individuals to develop positive social norms and prepare for working life.
What We Do
As a result of wide consultation in remote areas beginning in 2011, the Australian Government agreed Job Services Australia, Disability Employment Services, Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) & the Indigenous Employment Program would transition into the new integrated service RCJP. As potential providers of RCJP, Wunan and EKCDEP submitted tenders for the East Kimberley & Halls Creek Tjurablan regions.
The Australian Government appointed providers through an extensive selection process and agreed the regions would benefit from a joint venture between Wunan and EKCDEP forming EKJP.
Administered jointly by the Federal Government departments, Department Education, Employment and Workforce Relations and FaHCSIA, the RJCP Program commenced on 1 July 2013 and is designed to assist unemployed individuals obtain jobs and participate in their communities.
RJCP reflects the Government’s view that everyone who can work should work to their capacity. Those who are not working should be participating in meaningful activities that will contribute to their communities as well as making them job ready.