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Leigh's employer received free on the job support including disability awareness training and advice for staff about communication.
In 2001, the Australian Taxation Office set the goal of being recognised as providing excellence in safety and health management for their employees.
Ensign in Western Australia have been able to provide 10 years of employment for Leckie by matching her productivity with a fair wage.
With just a few workplace modifications Maryjane has become a reliable and productive worker for Meals on Wheels.
Tania has suffered from severe depression and anxiety throughout her life making it difficult for her to enter the workforce. Since joining a supportive work environment, Tania's anxiety attacks are virtually non-existent. Tania is described by her employer as a 'great and committed worker' who's personal experience has been invaluable in helping others.
Michael's mental health condition means that he requires assistance setting priorities and using appropriate communication channels. Clear reporting procedures and regular meetings have assisted Michael to become more confident in his abilities and he is now flourishing in his work and personal life.
Having a supportive employer who is open to change is fundamental to the JobAccess advisory service being successful.
Harris Farm Markets - disability employment program provides great benefits for employees and the business
A great success for Harris Farm Markets and a great success for Sarah and all the other employees at Harris Farm. Jobsupport provide an ongoing training and support base for the employment of people with intellectual disability.
By realising his ability and hiring Robert, Ilse has gained an employee with an enthusiastic attitude and a passion to work.
‘Ashley is eager and works harder than other employees and is always early to work. Ashley’s disability has no impact on his performance’, said Ashley's employer, Mark.
Free workplace adjustments allowed Tim to employ Allan, who lost his left arm in a car accident. Tim now has a positive employee who has brought him business.
Chris from CBA engineering could see Patrick had the skills he was after, but the work station needed some adjustment because of Patrick's injury. Government financial assistance provided solutions.
Mathew's manager at Benbro was very supportive when Mathew explained what had triggered his anxiety at work. Benbro is pleased they were able to work out a way to help Mathew get back on track.
iTouch Australia, a leading provider of mobile telecommunications entertainment services, is an employer of people with disability that knows first hand the benefits people with disability can bring to an organisation.
Suzi, who has a history of anxiety, started experiencing symptoms of anxiety when she commenced in a new role. However, Suzi felt comfortable asking her new manager who offered understanding and support as well as some simple adjustments to help with the transition. This allowed Suzi to continue to be a productive and vital member of the call centre team.
Through the support a Job Network member, and with the help of the Employment Assistance Fund, Terry has gained an employee who always has a smile and welcome for every customer.
With the help of the government employment services and the Supported Wage System, Michel's Patisserie have gained a dependable and highly valued employee.
Tarra Valley Nursery explain that it has been great to be able to help someone like Bernadette join the workforce. 'Bernadette is a valuable employee. She is a hard worker and happily completes tasks that other nursery workers avoid'.
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