Here are some practical examples of how you can support both employers and job seekers or employees with disability.
After losing his left arm in a car accident, workplace modifications allowed Allan to operate a vehicle and secure a job.
Leigh increased his confidence and was promoted with the help of innovative workplace solutions.
For Justine, a productivity based wage has allowed her to thrive in the open labour market
Thanks to the Employment Assistance Fund and a supportive employer, 28 year old Patrick is working full time in a job he loves.
An accident in 2003 left Deborah unable to walk. Deborah is now a successful business owner and life coach who runs an award winning motivational program, The Butterfly Experience, through her business Squiggly Training.
With help from a Disability Employment Service member, Melissa is doing well at work.
The Ken Duncan group used the Employment Assistance Fund to provide Jess with the necessary tools for her to work on photographic design, attend meetings and build her proficiency in the photographic industry.
Mary has had depression and lacked the confidence to work. Her local Disability Employment Service member taught her how to look for jobs, write a resume, understand what employers look for and attend interviews.
Access to a free productivity based wage assessment has lead to 10 years of employment in the competitive, open labour market for Leckie.
An watch with five alarms enabled Kevin, a job seeker with Down syndrome, to secure a job in retail.
Clear reporting procedures and flexible working hours have allowed Michael to work more confidently.
Ashley’s case manager encouraged him to start a traineeship which combined a Certificate II in Horticulture with work. This traineeship secured Ashley’s job as a groundsperson.
After a workplace accident resulted in permanent foot injury, Shaun changed his job as a steel rigger to join a local importer of aquarium fish and freshwater marine life.
With support from rehabilitation and from his Australian Government employment service provider, Brian was able to return to work after a knee injury.
With support from her Disability Employment Service member, Sonia sucessfully returned to work after a period of mental health related sick leave. .
Tony is back at work on his vineyard with vocational rehabilitation assistance and the Employment Assistance Fund.
For 23 year old Kirsten, the Employment Assistance Fund has made a life changing difference by giving her the chance to take on her first job.
With just a few workplace modifications Maryjane has become a confident and productive employee with Meals on Wheels.
Your success stories
If you have any case studies or success stories that you would like to share with employers, job seekers or employees with disability, their co-workers or other employment service providers, please send them to:
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