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CHESS is a Not for Profit community business established to support those in our communities most in need. We employ over 65 staff across 7 sites, between Nambucca Heads and Yamba.
We are proudly local and we are unapologetic advocates for our jobseekers. We believe in the untapped potential of our clients, the skills and professionalism of our staff and the importance of community and collaboration.
CHESS celebrated its 7th office, with Maclean opening on Monday 4 March to service our new contract. The office is open five days a week, 8.30 to 5pm, and located in the heart of Maclean at 20A River Street, next to the Commonwealth Bank.
The new office is already jumping with new referrals, so if you want to be part of it, as a jobseeker or an employer, drop in to catch up with the team - Tracy, Bruce, Lila, Jude and Naomi. We're looking forward to working with you!
Every now and then CHESS gets the opportunity the help someone when no one else will. This is just one of many stories of our clients gaining practical assistance through CHESS so that they can contribute to our community. This only not benefits them directly but also those closest to them.Read more: How to get a Job if you suffer from Poor Health
Excerpts from an actual interview with a CHESS staff member:
Q Some employers may find employing a disabled person quite daunting. What would you say to them?
A At CHESS, we promote and encourage businesses to build an inclusive workplace. By focussing on the skills and talents, capabilities and experience of people it allows businesses to strengthen their own workforce morale and productivity.Read more: Diversity in the Workplace
Find an Award - search to access Modern Awards as well as a range of other existing awards
Fairwork Australia (Fair Work Commission as of 1st Jan 2013)The Fair Work Commission is the national workplace relations tribunal. It is an independent body with power to carry out a range of functions relating to the safety net of minimum wages and employment conditions, enterprise bargaining, industrial action, dispute resolution, termination of employment & other workplace matters.Read more...
We would like to acknowledge the following key partnerships/MOUs that allow us to holistically support our clients through effective dual servicing, community engagement and referral pathways:Read more...